Pizza of the Month

Strombolini with Neapolitan-Style Flour

Ingredients: 453.59g Neapolitan-style pizza flour 9.07g salt 2.72g active dry yeast 294.84g water, 90°F 180g fresh buffalo mozzarella 22g fresh basil leaves, whole 135g Genoa salami 135g pepperoni 22g prosciutto 15g Parmesan cheese, finely shredded   Directions: To make the dough, add the water to a mixing bowl fitted … More

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Ham and Peas Rigatoni

Hello, my readers! This month’s dish is very simple and can be made in your kitchen quickly. It’s a pasta dish featuring ham, peas, onions and mushrooms. I first started making this dish for my family years ago, and it became one of their favorites. So I then decided … More

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Cheesy Garlic Bruschetta Sticks

Ingredients: 1 slab of frozen cheesy breadsticks 2 plum tomatoes, halved, seeded and chopped 10-15 fresh basil leaves (or fresh parsley) Coarse salt Olive oil   Directions: Place frozen cheesy breadsticks on a baking tray and bake in preheated oven till cheese just begins to brown. Slice basil leaves thinly and toss … More

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‘Nduja and Marinated Artichoke Pizza

Ingredients: 9-oz. dough ball 2 oz. pizza sauce 1½ oz. fontina cheese, shredded ½ oz. roasted garlic, roughly chopped 1½ oz. marinated artichokes, chopped 1 oz. ’nduja ¼ oz. fresh oregano Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano to taste Extra-virgin olive oil to taste   Directions: Stretch the dough ball to 12”. Spread … More

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Penne Tuna and Mozzarella

As most of you know, I am frequently on the road. Although I eat out a lot, I also don’t miss a chance to prepare my own dishes when the opportunity presents itself. That’s how this dish came to be. I checked into a hotel one evening and found … More

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Meat Lovers Pizza

Ingredients: 20- to 24-oz. dough ball 5 oz. pizza sauce 8 oz. mozzarella, shredded 4 oz. Italian sausage, browned and sliced 4 slices bacon, sautéed and cut into 2” pieces 3 thin slices prosciutto 8-10 black olives 5-6 basil leaves   Directions: Preheat oven to 550°F. Toss, stretch, roll … More

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Rice Balls with Cheese

Hello, my readers! I hope everyone had a merry Christmas. I wanted to help you get the new year off to a great start by sharing this recipe with you. If you’re looking for a new signature item that will set your menu apart from other pizza shops in … More

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Sausage Holiday Tree

Holiday Sausage Tree Sponsored by Fontanini Meats   Ingredients: 1 lb. hot Italian sausage links ½ medium red bell pepper, diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 2 8-oz. packages refrigerated crescent rolls      (or use strips of pizza dough) Mozzarella cheese, shredded   Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove … More

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Funghi al Borgo

Hello, my readers! In last month’s column, I mentioned that I had paid a visit to Il Borgo Reali, an upscale restaurant in Queens, New York, owned by my friend Giovanni Fabiano. While I was there, I learned about this dish and gave it a try. To my surprise, … More

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Sprouted Whole-Wheat Pizza

Ingredients: Dough (per 12” pizza): 1 c. sprouted whole-wheat flour 1 c. high-gluten flour (13% to 14% protein) 7 oz. water (70°F) 1½ tbsp. olive oil 2 tsp. brown sugar ¾ tsp. salt ½ tsp. instant dry yeast   Toppings: 4 oz. pizza sauce 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated … More

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Spaghetti With Walnut Sauce

Hello, readers! This month’s recipe comes from my friend Giovanni Fabiano of Il Borgo Reali, a famous restaurant in Queens, New York. Giovanni, an expert pizza maker, runs this restaurant with his brother Pasquale, and Giovanni’s wife and daughter also work there. Giovanni came to the States when he … More

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Down the Hatch

Ingredients: 300 g. dough ball 2 oz. Hatch chiles, roasted and peeled 2 oz. Calabrian chiles 6 oz. pancetta, diced 4 oz. cremini mushrooms 8 oz. fresh mozzarella 4 oz. ricotta cheese 6 basil leaves, torn into pieces Pinch of oregano Extra-virgin olive oil Pinch of grated Parmesan cheese … More