Reader entries for PMQ’s first pizza photo contest proved that eye appeal is half the meal.
In his new book, Perfect Pan Pizza, master baker, pizzaiolo, educator and author Peter Reinhart says we are living in “a new golden age of pizza expression.” A leading authority on bread, a three-time James Beard Award winner, and author of American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza, Reinhart … More
Authentic Italian pizza ingredients and other food products are often perceived as synonymous with quality in the American market. Italy’s rolling landscapes, respect for tradition and exaltation of beauty make it an excellent locale to grow, craft and process superb meats, vegetables and cheeses. Italy is also home to an … More
Ingredients: 12” prebaked pizza crust 3 oz. fiore di latte cream (see below) 3 oz. Nutella ¼ c. grapes, seedless ¼ c. Asian pear ¼ c. strawberry ¼ c. blueberry Fiore di Latte Cream ¼ c. (2 oz.) milk 3 tsp. unflavored powdered gelatin 1 c. (8 oz.) milk, very … More
Cold pizza for breakfast has long satisfied legions of hungover college students with its hearty, comforting, cheesy goodness. But over the past 30-odd years, more traditional breakfast items, both savory and sweet, have found their way onto pizza crusts. In fact, the trend exploded at the beginning of this decade: … More
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
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
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