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Fresh Mozzarella

Let’s go back in time to May of 1889. We find Queen Margherita and her husband, King Umberto I, being served pizza at the palazzo in Naples where they are staying. The king and queen had heard about the famous pizzas of Naples, so naturally they wanted to try them. The pizzaioli chosen to makeMore »

Manchego Feta

Manchego and feta are two of the more interesting and important cheeses in the Mediterranean flavor. Manchego is Spain’s most famous cheese, and is made in the plain of La Mancha. Only the milk of La Manchega sheep can be used to make manchego. Feta is a Greek cheese. All real manchego is imported; allMore »

Caciocavallo

Caciocavallo (kah-ch’yoh-kah-VAH-loh). With a name like this it has to be good (to borrow a slogan). Caciocavallo, also known as “Horse Cheese,” is an interesting cheese. One theory behind how this cheese got its name is that it was designed to be carried on horseback, since it is usually sold in pairs, which could be slungMore »

Zucchini Sticks

Never look down on the idea of stick food as an appetizer option. Children and adults alike love stick food –– it’s fun, easy to eat, something a bit different. Stick food is here to stay. I have written about fried mozzarella sticks for Pizza Today on several occasions and, no question about it, mozzarellaMore »

2012 September: Domino’s introduces Handmade Pan Pizza

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 24, 2012 – Domino’s Pizza will debut its brand new Handmade Pan Pizza, taking aim at offering the best tasting pan pizza available by giving customers what they have asked for: a crispy golden crust with a great buttery taste –– and most importantly, handmade from fresh, never-frozen dough. “There isMore »

2012 September: HISTORY WAS MADE AT THE YNOT PIZZA GAMES

Virginia Beach, VA — September 17, 2012. Although not officially adjudicated, the Guinness World Record for the highest pizza toss was broken at Ynot Pizza and Italian Cuisine’s 3rd Annual “YNOT PIZZA GAMES” held September 15, 2012 on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The old record was set by Joe Carlucci on April 20th, 2006 atMore »

Corporate Accounts

Any ideas on how I can drum up more corporate lunch business? Corporate accounts can be very lucrative, as long as you keep their business by serving excellent food — on time! You’ve got to go after them in as many ways as you can. One great way to drum up new corporate business isMore »

Pizza Sticks to Screen

I bought some new pizza screens for use in my conveyor oven, but pizza keeps sticking to them. What is the problem? Before using new pizza screens, you need to spray them (make sure it’s an oil-based spray) and run them through the conveyor about 8 to 10 times, until they get dark in color. ThisMore »