This Week in Pizza July 24

 
 

Does size matter? If you're going for a Guinness World Record and you've got 18 hours to wait around for the payoff, length means everything. In this case, the tasty record-setter was the world's largest pizza—a nearly mile-long (5,234 feet) margherita pie baked for 18 hours at the Milan Expo 2015. According to Foxnews.com, the mothership of all pizzas was a labor of love for 60-plus Italian pizza-makers who worked through the night June 20. A Guinness judge certified that the cheesy behemoth was indeed the world's longest pizza. Expo organizers said the margherita miler, created in honor of the margherita's 126th birthday, was constructed with 1.7 tons of flour, 1.5 tons of mozzarella, 2 tons of tomato sauce, 5 whole onions and an unknowable supply of olive oil. The record-breaking pizza weighed in at about 5 tons.

Learn more about Milan’s pizza piece de resistance at PMQ.com

 
 
 
 
 
7 Ways to Team Up for Profit  

Pizzerias frequently sponsor sports teams. What if restaurant operators could team up with other local businesses and save money while growing customer bases? Check out these 7 tips to take teamwork to a new level.

The Pizza Insider shows you how to make it happen.

 
 
 
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Pizza TV: Mozzarella Made Easy

Join two-time World Pizza Championship silver medalist Jamie Culliton as he shows Brian Hernandez how to make fresh mozzarella from milk curd in the PMQ Test Kitchen.

Find out why it’s easier to make mozz than you think on PMQ.com.

 
 
 
 
 
Present

The Western Pizza Summit
July 15, 2015
The Speakeasy at Wholly Stromboli
Fort Lupton, Colorado

Join PMQ and Wholly Stromboli the evening of July 15 for a speakeasy celebration of Independent Pizzeria Progress at the Western Pizza Summit.

Enjoy dinner, entertainment and a special panel of independent pizzeria owners, who will share their take on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry they love and support.

Pizzeria operators don’t want to miss this chance to share ideas, celebrate the power of pizza and relax in a beautiful setting in picturesque Fort Lupton, Colorado, just 30 miles from Denver.

To register, go to https://whollystromboli-pmq.eventbrite.com and use the password “thinktank.”

 
 
 
 
 
5 Myths About Balsamic Vinegar

Supermarkets are filled with products that claim the name Balsamico, a word that’s protected by an official Italian product consortium. So how do you wade through all the fakes to get to the good stuff?

PMQ’s Missy Assink took a trip to Modena, Italy, to find out.

 
 
How to be more likable online

We all know how important it is to be likable when we interact with someone face-to-face. But what about when you’re putting your best foot forward with social media? Authenticity is the first key.

Learn the five keys to online likability at A Slice of Life.

 
 
Pizza Parties Promote LGBT Pride

With transgender news front and center thanks to Caitlyn Jenner's media debut, an Olympia, Washington, organization is helping LGBT kids cope through the simple healing fellowship of a pizza party. The Olympian reports Pizza Klatch, which has been sharing pizza and support for local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths and their allies for about eight years, has earned a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance Company. The group holds LGBT awareness and education sessions during pizza get-togethers at local high schools. With pies purchased from local pizzerias like Brewery City Pizza or Round Table Pizza, Pizza Klatch holds meetings in nine different local high schools, serving about 60 pizzas to between 175-250 students each week. Each meeting has two trained facilitators, and all students are welcome to come and talk. “It’s just a place where people can feel accepted and loved for exactly who they are,” says Jessica McKimmie, Pizza Klatch executive director.

Read how pizza can help transcend all kinds of societal barriers at PMQ.com.

 
 
 
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