Jim Lahey’s Pizza Bianca – A Great Low Calorie "Pizza"

This is a great, simple, and super tasty recipe you can make with your dough when you don’t feel like all the cheese and sauce, etc. For the original article from Smitten Kitchen, click here. Enjoy! Much to most New Yorkers’ aggravation, television screens were added the backseat of most taxicabs last year, effectively poisoning … Continue reading Jim Lahey’s Pizza Bianca – A Great Low Calorie "Pizza"

Central Milling: Now Shipping to You and Me!

Central Milling, a company I choose over Giusto’s, King Arthur’s, and all others, is now set up to ship flour to the likes of you and me. For years, the good people at Central Milling have been supplying commercial baking establishments all over the west coast as well as filling the bags of Whole Foods‘ … Continue reading Central Milling: Now Shipping to You and Me!

Pizza Schools in the US and Abroad – How Did I Not Know About This???

Tony Gemignani’s International School of Pizza, San Francisco, California Nonprofessional/Home Chef Courses Students ages 18 and over will be able to participate in a 2 day course at our pizza school from 10am – 2pm specializing in any of the categories below: Classic Italian Style Neapolitan Style Teglia – Pan / Sicilian Style New York … Continue reading Pizza Schools in the US and Abroad – How Did I Not Know About This???

Central Milling – The New King of Flour?

I’ve been talking a lot with a certain manager at Central Milling, a California/Utah based flour mill, and am happy to report I am soon going to be offering In Search of the Perfect Pie coupons here on the blog for you guys to order their previously only commercially sold flour directly from the mill. … Continue reading Central Milling – The New King of Flour?

The History of Pizza Margherita

Neapolitans have strong opinions about how pizza should be made. The dough has to be thick with a raised rim, and its texture must be firm yet moist. Here in Naples, pizza masters who can make such fine pizza are called Pizzaiolo. What is this freshly-baked pizza called? Good question. This is the famous Margherita … Continue reading The History of Pizza Margherita

Hand Tossed Pizza Crust

This recipe, which was featured in Sunset Magazine, is from the king of hand tossed pizza crust: Ton Gemignani. Tony is a frequent feature on the blog here and is internationally recognized for both his superb flavors and acrobatic pizza dough tossing. If you were going to model your own efforts after anyone, this would … Continue reading Hand Tossed Pizza Crust

Handmade Pizza Dough with Jim Lahey

Martha Stewart and Jim Lahey, owner of Co Pane pizzeria, prepare handmade pizza dough for his signature Popeye pizza. Enjoy this handmade pizza dough with Jim Lahey! Jim Lahey studied sculpture before learning the art of bread baking in Italy. When he returned to New York City in 1994, he opened Sullivan St Bakery in … Continue reading Handmade Pizza Dough with Jim Lahey

Couldn’t Stay Away

I tried to leave my pizza stone behind. Tried to say I didn’t need it – tried to say I didn’t like it. Well, my friends, that was a big fat lie. Check out these photos from my return to the stone. Looking for a pizza dough recipe to make your own maybe slightly over … Continue reading Couldn’t Stay Away

Flour Protein Content Comparison

I’m posting this list of flour protein content (and hopefully expanding on it soon) to help out those of you that may be looking to pick up some harder (higher in protein) flour, but aren’t quite sure what to buy. In general, these percentages are reported by the companies themselves, but when not available, I did … Continue reading Flour Protein Content Comparison