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Which beer goes with which cheese? (Infographic)

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Craft beer is huge. When we travel the country for Pizza Today, pizzeria operators share the creative ways they market their beer programs, from offering sample flights and pint nights to menu pairing. The Huffington Post has published a Beer and Cheese Pairing Guide. According to the RedEnvelope infographic, IPAs go great with farmhouse cheddarMore »

Pizza History 101

A humble Italian food that once fed peasants, today pizza is a staple of the American diet. But it wasn’t always so, and we wouldn’t have the bustling pizza industry we have in 2014 (more than 70,000 pizzerias and $43 billion in annual sales) if it weren’t for one man’s change of focus in 1905.
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Supreme Court Justice Scalia doesn’t consider Chicago deep-dish legit pizza

Apparently U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a lot to say, as evidenced by his speech Friday night at the Union League Club of Chicago’s 126th annual George Washington’s Birthday celebration. During the event, Scalia covered everything from education to religion and yes … even pizza. Turns out he’s not down with the thick,More »

“Consumption of Pizza” in America: Eating Occasion

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At what eating occasion was pizza consumed by children and adults? We continue our analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Surveys Research Group report on the “Consumption of Pizza” in America. This post focuses on eating occasions of pizza consumption, which varies from children to adults. Independent pizzeria operators should view this reportMore »

Military develops pizza MREs that last three years

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What’s the most requested food item that soldiers want to eat while they are in the field? Pizza, of course. Military lab researchers in Massachusetts have developed a pizza “meal ready to eat” (MRE). The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center food scientists have spent nearly two years developing the recipe forMore »

Are dating sites the new social media marketing?

We’ve got to hand it to Pizza Hut … clever marketing tactics bring in the bucks for the Texas-based pizza chain. The company’s latest stunt? Setting up an OKCupid account for the brand, according to an article in Time. For those unaware, OKCupid is an online dating site that pairs would-be suitors together. Seriously. CheckMore »

USDA releases American pizza consumption study

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Surveys Research Group has presented findings on the “Consumption of Pizza” in America this month. This report presents results on American pizza consumption among U.S. children and adults during 2007-2010 by gender, age, and race/ethnicity. Highlights from the USDA report include: About 1 in 8 Americans consumed pizza onMore »