2016 Menu Trends — So Hot!

Hot Peppers    
William Manzo, owner 
Federal Hill Pizza Company / Warren, Rhode Island   
Why you like it:  “There are endless options, with an amazing array of different styles and flavor profiles from around the world.” 
How you’re using it: “I’m using hot peppers though out my entire menu, from infusing my proteins and oils to sautéing with vegetables. The best is dusting a specialty pizza with a blend of cocoa chocolate and ghost chilies!”

These modern ingredients bring versatility, sophistication to menus I work with a lot of unusual ingredients in the Pizza Today test kitchen –– from quail eggs we had to source off season from a tiny Asian market to ground lamb for meatballs. Today’s pizzeria owners recognize consumers’ ever-expanding palates, and that requires refreshing one’s menuMore »

Research and Development Done Right

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For independent pizzerias, adding a new menu item should be a thoughtful decision For Jason McGovern, owner of Denver Deep Dish, a three-year-old pizzeria based in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood, putting the effort and investment into launching a new menu item comes down to a very simple question: Will it help us capture more customers? However,More »

Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza

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Trending Recipe: Caramelized Butternut Squash Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 14-ounce dough ball 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons pesto ¾ cup caramelized butternut squash (recipe follows) 2 ounces of goat cheese, crumbled 6 slices of bacon, cooked soft and rough chopped Grated Parmagiano-Reggiano, as garnish Instructions Preheat the oven toMore »