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Pizza maker Remo Tortola has gone over to the dark side. The Windsor, Ontario, chef, who makes artisan pies at the Giovanni Caboto Club, unveiled a delicious study in contrast with his new Buffalo in Black pizza, featuring prosciutto, white buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and green basil laid out on a black-crusted pizza. Tortola says black pizza dough—prepared by adding food-grade vegetable charcoal to the dough mix—is now commonly used in Venice, Italy. If only he can get customers to understand that the pies are supposed to look that way. (Photo by Nick Brancaccio/The Windsor Star)

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5 Mistakes You’re Making on Twitter

Liz Barrett explained these five common Twitter mistakes last year, but it’s a topic worth revisiting. Here’s tip No. 1: Make sure you’ve got an image for all three photos associated with your account, including a profile photo, a background shot and a header image. If you’re not sure, click on “edit profile” and find out right away!

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PizzaTV: The Pizza Cone

They’re kid-friendly, tasty and fun to make. Join PMQ’s Brian Hernandez in the PMQ Pizza Kitchen and learn how to make delicious pizza cones in this recipe from our friends at PCI Frozen Foods. It’s a cool new twist on the world’s most popular food!

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Ruffin’ It With the Hot Tomato

After a raging fire destroyed the popular Dog Island Campsite in Colorado last summer, the outdoor lovers at Hot Tomato Pizzeria are trying to raise funds to restore it. They teamed up with other local companies and organizations, including Bestslope Coffee Company, Chow Down Pet Supply and the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, in an event to benefit the Colorado Canyons Association. Tickets cost $15, and customers got a slice of pizza, a beer or glass of wine, an ice coffee treat and music from two popular local bands.

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