In The Kitchen

Japanese restaurant chain launches pizza/burger hybrid

Japanese restaurant chain launches pizza/burger hybrid

A Japanese fast food chain has launched a new item that will appeal to folks who love both burgers and pizza. Can’t decide between the two? Pizza Little Party Kyoto’s limited-edition Megaburgerpizza costs ?2,580, or about $26.46 US, and can even be delivered. And you probably shouldn’t even look at the calorie count. Check outMore »

A Guide to Garlic Knots (HOW-TO VIDEO)

Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans: What’s your bestselling, low-cost menu item? Garlic knots was the undisputed winner. At Pizza Today, we sing the praises of buttery garlic knots. Our Man on the Street Scott Weiner loves them too: “I love the punchy aroma of fresh garlic knots in a pizzeria — andMore »

Tony Gemignani talks Parmigiano-Reggiano

Tony Gemignani talks Parmigiano-Reggiano

Not too long ago I was in Parma, Italy, for the Campionato Mondiale della Pizza with a few members of The World Pizza Champions and Pizza Today magazine. While there, we had the pleasure and privilege to take a tour of a dairy that produces Parmigiano-Reggiano. Upon entering I had no idea what went intoMore »

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Bear snatches restaurant dumpster (With VIDEO)

Watch as a bear in Colorado drags away a half-a-ton dumpster: For many parts of the country, it’s not bears that operators worry about. Raccoons and rodents are the main culprits. In fact, PBS’ Nature aired a film last year called Raccoon Nation, about urban raccoons that have become increasingly craftier at breaking into trashMore »

Pizzeria worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

Pizzeria worker tests positive for Hepatitis A

This is the kind of story that can make anyone feel a bit squeamish. A pizzeria cook in Utah tested positive for Hepatitis A. Customers who visited the restaurant during the hours the employee worked have been asked to notify the local health department. A local television station interviewed the pizzeria owner, giving him aMore »

You say Panini, I say panino

You say Panini, I say panino

Panini is the plural form for panino, which is literally the term for “small bread roll” in Italian. Technically, any sliced bread shouldn’t be called a panini or panino, but even in Italy, most sandwich shop operators will let you get by with calling everything a panini. This wonderful hot sandwich is a moneymaker asMore »

Bell Peppers, one of the best weapons in your arsenal

Bell Peppers, one of the best weapons in your arsenal

Sweet peppers are one of the most versatile and forgiving vegetables around. They can take a beating and come out perfect. Roasting peppers heightens them with an initial frontal mouth-blast before the caramelized sugars kick in for a delicious finish. These red, green and yellow beauties also liven up any pizza, salad or pasta withMore »

Kitchen crews cope with heat wave

Kitchen crews cope with heat wave

Temperatures have spiked above 90 degrees in many parts of the country this month. While air conditioning units struggle to offset the blistering heat, kitchen workers try to find ways to stay cool. Even with overhead air conditioning and strategically placed fans, restaurant kitchens can reach extremely high temperatures with their 500- to 900-degree ovens.More »

The Worst Pizza Toppings?

The Worst Pizza Toppings?

Huffington Post has presented its list of worst pizza toppings. They include: Hot dogs Shrimp heads and legs Hard-boiled egg Orange cheese Walnuts Mayonnaise or any cream-based sauce Spam Lettuce Canned olives Sauerkraut Corn A few of these we can all agree on. But as Pizza Today travels the country, we’ve tried some amazing piesMore »