One of the Great Outdoor Pizza Ovens : Blackstone – Part 2

In my continuing feature on the Blackstone Outdoor Pizza Ovens, today I am going to talk about unboxing, assembling, and firing this outdoor pizza oven for the very first time. Follow along as I take you through the entire process and even make some blunders along the way so you don’t have to. Stay tuned for all the … Continue reading One of the Great Outdoor Pizza Ovens : Blackstone – Part 2

The Blackstone Outdoor Pizza Oven Review – Part 1

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the week of the Blackstone Outdoor Pizza Oven! All week long we are going to be exploring the ins and outs of this awesome mid-sized, propane fired backyard pizza cooker and boy am I excited! Not only does the oven offer the ability to cook at near 1000 … Continue reading The Blackstone Outdoor Pizza Oven Review – Part 1

Thai Peanut Pizza from Ryan (W)

My buddy Ryan was over the other night and introduced this awesome Thai Peanut Pizza. Here is his recipe and […]

Wood-Fired Marinara Sauce Recipe

Here is Chef Gerard again, this time to demonstrate a nice wood-fired marinara recipe. Enjoy! This video was embedded using […]

A Cool Wood-Fired Oven Demo

Although Chef Gerard may need a bit of media training when it comes to his on-camera personality, and he definitely needs a pair of sunglasses, he more than makes up for these small shortcomings with a cool-ass wood fired oven and a very high quality video series on how to use the oven in various … Continue reading A Cool Wood-Fired Oven Demo

White Alfredo Sauce – Goes Great with Chicken, Broccoli, Garlic and More!

Hi guys, I thought the sauce selection here looked a bit slim, so I will be adding a few more to balance things out. This is a recipe I found on www.greatpartyrecipes.com and it works great for white pizzas as well as garlic chicken pizzas or even a pie with broccoli on it! When you … Continue reading White Alfredo Sauce – Goes Great with Chicken, Broccoli, Garlic and More!

The Kitchen Scale – You Can’t Make Great Pizza Without One

A kitchen scale is actually a big deal when you are baking. Sure, many recipes you encounter are in cups, tablespoons, teaspoons and so on, but there is a fundamental flaw in measuring devices such as those – especially when the bulk of your recipe is a fine flour. The Case Against Cups When you … Continue reading The Kitchen Scale – You Can’t Make Great Pizza Without One

The Christopher Kimball Blog – Pizza Related News and More!

Just wanted to post a quick note to let you know about this cool blog I just stumbled upon: The Christopher Kimball Blog. He writes directly to you from America’s Test Kitchen, which is super cool in and of itself, but his most recent post is about testing the different pizza stones available to us … Continue reading The Christopher Kimball Blog – Pizza Related News and More!

Why A Baking Stone Is Right For You

Note: this is an excerpt about using a baking stone from my soon-to-be-released pizza book. If you’re interested in finding out when it is released, consider signing up to receive email updates. There are plenty of products out there being sold to make pizza on, but you’re in luck! You don’t want them. You don’t … Continue reading Why A Baking Stone Is Right For You

Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – My Photographic Results

I was very intrigued by the LONG mixing time for Sunset Magazine’s “Pizzetta 211” pizza dough, so I did some testing and here’s what I found so far (the dough is still rising, so not finished results yet) Following the instructions, I first bloomed the yeast. As a side note, many chefs today do not … Continue reading Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – My Photographic Results

Plotting My Next Flour Purchase – Central Milling Here I Come!

So it’s been a long while since I purchased flour, mainly because my last purchase was firect from Central Milling and in the form of two 50lb bags of flour! The other day, I finally cracked into my second 50lb bag and started thinking, what would my next order be? Since Central Milling has always … Continue reading Plotting My Next Flour Purchase – Central Milling Here I Come!

Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – As Seen In Sunset Magazine

Sunset magazine recently had an article entitled Pizza Rises in the West in which they detailed some of the West Coast’s best pizza joints. This was a fun little little article, especially if  you live within striking distance of the article’s epicenter, San Francisco. Anyways, they’ve also shared a dough/sauce recipe with us that, on … Continue reading Pizzetta 211 Margherita Pizza – As Seen In Sunset Magazine