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La Nova Wings Still Clucking Good After 25 Years

Joey Todaro III, a.k.a. “The Wing King,” introduced wings to the pizza industry when he first exhibited at the International Pizza Expo in 1994 with his family. He had no game plan and not one distributor. But, due to his years of experience in the pizza industry, he had more … More

Pizza News

California Pizza Kitchen Launches New Take-and-Bake Option

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has made a bold move into other people’s kitchens with its new take-and-bake offering. Options will include the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, Thai Chicken Pizza and the California Veggie Pizza. There are 20 pizza varieties in all with hand-tossed and gluten-free cauliflower crusts. The pies can … More

Web Exclusives

Derrick Tung Shares 4 Tips for Social Media Success

Serving up some of the best pizza in Chicago doesn’t guarantee success. As owner of Paulie Gee’s Logan Square, Derrick Tung also understands the power of building relationships—with his customers, with the surrounding business community and with the global family of pizza makers and pizza lovers. “I’ve always believed that … More

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Making the Grades: An Introduction to Olive Oils

Olives were first cultivated in the eastern Mediterranean region, moving westward over the millennia. For thousands of years, the mystique of olive oil has permeated Mediterranean culture; ancient Greeks and Romans appreciated its mystical and medicinal properties. Today, people the world over appreciate this nectar of the olive for its … More

Pizza News

This 3D Printer Is Designed to Build and Bake Pizzas With Lasers

A graduate student at Columbia University’s Creative Machines Lab has created a printer that’s designed specifically to print and cook pizza with lasers. PBS News interviewed Jonathan Blutinger about the 3D-printing technology, which can easily print a basic pizza in layers: dough, sauce, and cheese. The printer has an array … More

Food & Ingredients

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