Use these artisan ingredients over more traditional pizza toppings

Serrano Ham Pizza with goat cheese and caramelized peaches

Looking to upgrade your menu in a meaningful way? Look no further. I think that every independent restaurateur is an artisan. Some of us stick to artistic traditionalism, while others veer off into new combinations, tastes and methods. While true food artisanship lies in the eyes of the beholder, balancing the realities of restaurant ownershipMore »

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 »

2016 Menu Guide: Pizzas

boneless buffalo chicken pizza

        Pizzas   Boneless Buffalo Wing Pizza   More pizza recipes… BLT Pizza Classic Sausage Pizza Grilled Veggie Pizza Gorgonzola Chicken Pizza Thai Pizza Shrimp Marinara Pizza Chicken Fajita Pizza Pizza with Roasted Garlic Purée, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts Loui Loui’s Cheese Pizza with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp Etouffee over Dirty Rice  More »

Research and Development Done Right

pizza, prep, ingredients, makeline

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 »