Holy Ravioli!

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Pillowy stuffed pockets are big movers in pizzerias   Stuffed pasta pillows, known as ravioli, have been filled with either beef or cheese for decades. It was that simple. Now with the Food Network’s popularity, the culinary arts have become such a highlight with more and more home cooks, chef wannabes and other great culinariansMore »

It’s a Stretch — Fresh Mozzarella

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Fresh mozzarella sets your pizzeria apart Scott Gittrich, president of Toppers Pizza, doesn’t mind his work commute. That’s because since 1998, Whitewater, Wisconsin-based Toppers Pizza, which has 70 locations across 11 states, has used a local cheese company as its primary supplier and manufacturer for its mozzarella. Located in Belgium, Wisconsin, the manufacturer receives milkMore »

Heart Healthy

feta, tomato, spinach, pizza

Appeal to new and current customers with health-conscious options   Health food is not a phrase that typically comes to mind when describing pizza. With gooey cheese, heavy toppings and thick crust, pizza is most often synonymous with indulgence, celebration and yum. But with some tweaks, customers hoping to maintain a healthy diet can haveMore »

Simply Summer: 5 seasonal pizzas at peak of freshness

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The next three months provide a bounty of summer-season produce. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — What’s in season?, look to the following beauties for your summer vegetable pizza: beets; bell peppers; corn; cucumber; eggplant; garlic; green beans; herbs; lima beans; mushrooms; peas; radishes; summer squash; tomatoes and zucchini. Some crops are slowerMore »

The Green Party


Spring is the big start of the year for numerous game-changers for pizza. The early spring enables cold-loving greens like arugula, green garlic, spinach, romaine, ramps, rhubarb, cilantro and sprouts to pop either in farmed fields or on their own in the wild. The warmer weather of late spring brings on the stiffer and hardierMore »