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Food & Ingredients

Using Italian Cured Meats to Make Better Artisan Pizzas

Whether purchasing premade or curing in-house, operators have found that Italian cured meats are a natural fit for their pizzerias. From prosciutto, pancetta and capicola to speck, lardo and ’nduja, these meats pair well with a variety of ingredients and can jazz up salads, pizzas, appetizers and more. Here, operators … More

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Meet the Biggest Stars in the Soft-Cheese Stratosphere

From creamy and smooth to salty and tangy, soft cheeses offer up a world of flavor and texture for your menu. Even better, pizzeria operators can widely cross-utilize them on pizzas, pastas, salads, appetizers—even soups, breakfasts and desserts. Here, we break down some of the biggest stars in the soft … More

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Grandma-Style Pizzas Take You Back to Nonna’s Kitchen

Most folks wouldn’t want to be stuck with Nonna’s old TV set or telephone, but grandma-style pizza—that’s a different story. Dating back several generations, the grandma pie didn’t become a popular style in restaurants until the mid- to late 1990s. Now it’s spreading everywhere, thanks in part to a catchy … More

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The Chef’s Corner: Brittany Saxton, Six Hundred Downtown

Bellefontaine, Ohio: If you don’t pronounce it “Bell-Fountain,” you have already outed yourself as a tourist. Home of America’s shortest street, McKinley Street (only 20 feet long), and Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio, Bellefontaine holds some impressive records. So does Brittany Saxton, the owner of Six Hundred … More