Pizza Today’s Guide to the International Pizza Challenge Divisions


The competitor field is locked for the 2015 International Pizza Challenge, a culinary competition designed to pit pizzaiolos against their fellow pizza makers to determine the world’s best pizza maker, at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas this week. While you await the announcement of who will be crowned Pizza Maker of the Year later thisMore »

What’s Hot? Pizzeria Trends for 2015

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  Pizza industry experts weigh in on modern pizzeria trends   If you’re like many pizzeria operators, you might find yourself stuck in the pepperoni rut. Sure, the ingredient is the industry’s top seller, but how do you get your customers interested in more than just a traditional pizza? There’s a fine line between enticingMore »

Pepperoncini: Mild Yet Wild

Pepperoncini Poppers stuffed with feta, cream cheese, mozzarella and wrapped in prosciutto

So-called Tuscan peppers pack a flavorful punch Pepperoncini come packing just a little heat and are used widely in Italian and Greek cuisine and accompany every pizza that Papa John’s and others serve to their patrons. Pepperoncini hail from Europe originally –– specifically, Italy and Greece have deep ties to this chili. They go byMore »

Respecting the Craft: Daily Bread

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I took a group of pizzeria operators to Central Milling in Petaluma, California, recently and we worked with Nicky and Keith Giusto. These guys are rock stars in the bread world. Nicky formulated several recipes for breads using different flours, pre-ferments and techniques. Pizzeria operators tend to think that making fresh bread is impossible inMore »

Trending Recipe: Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes, Arugula

Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes and Arugula pasta recipe

This Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes and Arugula pasta is the easiest recipe to make, and it’s deceptively delicious. You’ve probably got all the ingredients on hand. We love the tart vinegar and the earthy arugula. Give it a try! Rigatoni with Fresh Tomatoes and Arugula   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pasta Ingredients ¾More »