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, 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!
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???
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?
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
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
I know I talk a lot about sourdough pizza dough on here, but I equally try to post some photographic examples that can lead you in the right direction when you’re at home baking your own sourdough pizza. Here are some photos from a recent tasty pie.
I’ve had a couple people ask me for tips on how to properly spread and toss their pizza dough. I always try to explain, but words only go so far. In response to the inadequacy of words, I’ve collected a few videos I think could help be helpful. Check them out and let me know … Continue reading Helpful Pizza Dough Spreading and Tossing Videos
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
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
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
When I first met my wife, my plan was to woo her with food. I was going to be that cool guy who would cook for her. Then I found out that she had a nasty food allergy. To what? Dairy. She can’t eat cheese, yogurt, milk, butter, you know, any of the good stuff. … Continue reading Dairy Free Pizza – My Favorite Cheese Alternative