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Cheese Burglars a Big Problem in Italy

If you thought cheese was expensive here in The States, imagine having to protect it from thieves who show up in the middle of the night to steal it. That's exactly what's been happening for decades in Italy, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. According to … More

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Pizza Sweetens Up in the Bahamas

Rudy Waldner is an author and worldwide speaker on restaurant "trench" marketing and business success. His work as a speaker takes him to international venues to hold workshops. His trip in the Bahamas, however, was to visit some of the most frequented places by his writing hero, Ernest Hemingway. See PMQ's free webinar with Waldner on … More

PMQ International

Results from Pizza Champion Cup in Stockholm

Sweden’s non-traditional approach to pizza makes it one of the most exciting places to judge culinary competitions. Pizza purists can scoff all they want, but the Swedes don't flinch when it comes to putting pineapples, nuts, or even bananas, on a pizza. Their anything-goes attitude stops short, however, when it … More

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Romanian Pizza and Pasta Championship

I was recently invited by the Asociatia Culturala Euro-Est Alternativ (The Romanian Pizza Association) to attend the International Pizza & Pasta Championship in Bucharest, Romania, from March 11 to 13, 2018. My mission was to represent the Bulgarian Association Pizzaioli on the judging panel and help select this year's winner.  The level of the pizza chefs, … More

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You've Never Seen Balsamic Like This

You’ve never had Balsamic Vinegar Like This Before Italy Aged balsamic vinegar is an ancient tradition in Italy. Some fathers in Modena still start a new batch of balsamico when a daughter is born, to be contributed to her bridal dowry when she—and the vinegar—come of age.  Nevertheless, balsamic … More

Food & Ingredients

How Parmigiano-Reggiano D.O.P. Is Made

You may have heard that Parmigiano-Reggiano is the good stuff. But what defines it? Over 300 factories in Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and part of Mantova and Bologna make it. And with so many hands in the cheese, how does the quality stay consistent? It's more than just the region that it's from that defines a … More

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Bulgarian Pizza Plays Hide and Seek

Ryan Galer, also known as “Russian Man,” is an American comic writer and frequent traveler. In support of his crowdfunding campaign to travel the Balkans, PMQ's international correspondent Missy Green requested that he sample some pizza and report back to PMQ. In his stumbling, foreigner-style persona, Russian Man uncovers the … More

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How to Make Faina

Fainá, a crunchy, thin, bread made from chickpea flour is a hugely popular accompaniment to pizza in Uruguay and Argentina. Fainá is served in slices alongside pizza and is made to be set on top of the pizza as a crunchy top layer. That’s right – it’s a chickpea wafer … More