In The Kitchen

English Pizza Hut has a mouse in its house

English Pizza Hut has a mouse in its house

When you work in the restaurant industry, bugs and vermin can be inevitable. Add in social media and consumers’ ability to literally snap a photo or shoot a video in seconds, and you can land in hot water –– as this Pizza Hut franchisee in Manchester found out. The viral photo is the latest inMore »

Yelp to clean up restaurant industry?

Yelp to clean up restaurant industry?

Health scores are now available on Yelp. Earlier this year, The City of San Francisco partnered with Yelp to provide restaurant health inspection data. New York City is next, with dozens more to follow. Restaurant health inspection information is readily available to the public through local government Web sites and local media. Publishing health scoresMore »

Pizza Today Recipe Challenge for National Pizza Month

Pizza Today Recipe Challenge for National Pizza Month

Last summer, we received dozens of recipe submissions for our first challenge celebrating National Pizza Month in October. From the recipes submitted, our staff chose five to be recreated and photographed in the acclaimed Pizza Today test kitchen by our managing editor and food stylist, Mandy D. This year, we’re doing it again! We’re lookingMore »

Hand Tossing Dough: Who’s got skills? (Videos)

Hand Tossing Dough: Who’s got skills? (Videos)

Hand tossing dough is all in the technique or techniques, as pizzaiolos across the country apply their own spin to stretching dough. It’s about artisanship and showcasing pizza makers in front of awestruck customers.               Today, Pagliacci Pizza posted a training video showing its toss style. Pizza Today hasMore »

Happy Pizza Margherita Day

Happy Pizza Margherita Day

Today is the 124th anniversary of the naming of the Pizza Margherita — in a letter from the Italian “Department of the Mouth” on behalf of Queen Margherita on June 11, 1889, presented the pie that bears her name. Look no further than Pizza Today’s Man on the Street Scott Weiner to commemorate the occasionMore »

Five finger-licking fried apps

Five finger-licking fried apps

Increase ticket averages with “wow” factor fried appetizers. After all, some diners go out for an evening to escape their regular diet and spurge into menu items that tantalize their taste buds. Fried apps fit the bill. Check out Pizza Today’s five fried apps to menu: Fried Lasagna Sticks House made lasagna, coated in anMore »

The world’s largest pizzas are…

The world’s largest pizzas are…

Fox News recently counted down the world’s top five, biggest pizzas that are commercially available. Three U.S. pizzerias made the list. The top five are: 1. Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria Los Angeles, CA 54-inch x 54-inch 2. Il Colosseo Sydney, Australia 70-inch x 70-inch pizza 3. The Pizza Machine Gallatin, TN 60-inch pizza 4.More »

Five Bold Bacon Pizzas

Five Bold Bacon Pizzas

People love bacon, right? What’s not to love? Let’s give them what they want. Here are five bacon pizza recipes to test in your pizzeria: California BLT A popular sandwich made pizza style with an Alfredo base, bacon, mozzarella and white cheddar cheese, California tomatoes, romaine lettuce, Italian vinaigrette and Parmesan. Click here for theMore »