Author Archives: Jeremy White, Editor-in-Chief

Commentary: What I learned in Italy

Jeremy White

It’s the motherland when it comes to pizza, right? I mean, how many American chains and independent pizzerias use some form of Italian reference in their marketing or menu descriptions? When it comes to pizza, to be Italian is to be superior, right? Not always. I recently spent a week in Italy with my publisher,More »

Commentary: Ever Evolving

Jeremy White

You may recall that we made a bold move in December when we opted to replace our annual Buyer’s Guide with a menu development issue. After decades of publishing a Buyer’s Guide, it just seemed like the right thing to do. Technology has allowed our readers to access the information that had annually been publishedMore »

Commentary: Know your market

Jeremy White

There’s something to be said for great location selection, knowledgeable servers and a top-flight menu that’s properly engineered and then subsequently executed by expert kitchen staff. With those elements in place, success isn’t too far behind. But, even with these factors in play, a pizzeria owner that doesn’t understand his market is nonetheless sure toMore »

Win a free consultation with Big Dave

Jeremy White

Big Dave Ostrander has consulted with pizzeria operators around the world for nearly two decades. His experience and expertise are highly sought after, and soon one lucky International Pizza Expo attendee will have Big Dave at his fingertips for a couple of days. On Thursday, March 27, Big Dave is making a special morning appearanceMore »

A meatball worth bragging about

Jeremy White

I love meatballs. So it should come as no surprise that I usually try them whenever I see them on a pizzeria’s menu. And though they are exceptionally easy to make from scratch, too many operators still simply don’t get them right. Sometimes, the problems come in the preparation stage. Too dense. Other times theyMore »

Beer & Bull In Print

2013 March: Beer & Bull In Print

One of the highlights of every International Pizza Expo is the open discussion filled with helpful insights, off-the-wall talk and plenty of beer. We call it Beer & Bull. Others call it an educational party. Here, we kick things off prior to the 2014 Expo with a print edition of Beer & Bull. Beer &More »