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
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
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
If you’ve searched the internet for how to use a pizza stone lately, you’ve most likely come across tips and tricks involving placing the stone on the lowest rack of your oven – or even the floor of your oven. Toss all that silliness out and read on for the REAL method of how to … Continue reading How To Use A Pizza Stone
While I’m on the topic of flour – If ever you are looking to have a little more precise control over the protein percentages in your flour, or if you are looking for great organic pizza making flour, check out my friend’s company: Giusto’s Vita-Grain Flour. They supply LOTS of commercial bakers and restaurants up … Continue reading Giusto’s Organic Ultimate Performance High Gluten Unbleached Bread Flour – Works Great for Pizza Too!
If you’ve read about how using sourdough cultures can take your homemade pizza making to a whole new level, you’ve read right! If you haven’t read about it – keep reading! You will never, ever, EVER go back to making pizza with store bought, dried, packaged yeast. Whatever your pizza tasted like before sourdough, it … Continue reading How to Make Sourdough for Pizza – For (Nearly) Free!
Pizza Tools – http://www.pizzatools.com/ – Exactly what the name implies. They’ve got all the essentials when it comes to the tools of the trade.
Mission Restaurant Supply – http://www.missionrs.com/pizza-supplies.html – These guys have all the tools you’d ever need but since they are a restaurant supply shop, they’ve also got fun things like pizza delivery bags, boxes, and other morerestauranty items. Who knows! Maybe you’re looking to travel with pie?
Pennsylvania Macaroni Co. – http://www.pennmac.com/page/27 – These guys have a few tools, but they specialize in ingredients mostly. Many of the better cheeses, flours, tomatoes, etc, can be found right here.