The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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Sylvia Prestia, 84, preparing one of many pies on July 4th.


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The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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Jimmy Prestia is in charge of the makeshift pizza oven during the annual Independence Day pizza feast in his mother's backyard.


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The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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She swirls sauce on yet another pie that day.


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The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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Working the oven, top and bottom racks.


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The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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Below the oven, fresh coal was shoveled on top of the ones burning white hot beneath.


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The Pizza Oven in the Backyard

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Fresh out of the oven, Jimmy slices up the latest pie.


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