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 »

Five Sandwich-inspired Pizzas

Look to popular regional sandwiches for pizza inspiration   Sandwiches and pizzas share the holy trinity of dough, cheese and sauce. So why not draw inspiration from some of the country’s most beloved sandwiches for your next pizza special? Look to your local region’s sandwiches. What sells well in your area? Mike Rutledge, director ofMore »

Places that Rock: Old Town, The Pizza Peel, Pizzeria 712

the pizza peel kitchen sink pizza

Old Town Pizza 150 Sacramento Street Auburn, California 95603 (530) 888-7600 otpizza.net With a third location opening this summer, the greater Sacramento-area pizza company has hit its stride winning the region’s “best of” honors consecutively. No. 80 on Pizza Today’s Hot 100 Independents list, OTP is famous for its mozzarella and garlic stuffed breadsticks (aMore »

In the Know

information sharing

What’s your information sharing style? In today’s analytics-driven environment, information is everywhere –– even pizzerias, which run sales through point-of-sale (POS) systems, count inventory, record waste and collect customer data. Among multi-unit operations, specifically company-owned stores, how much of that information should be shared –– and with whom –– has emerged an increasingly pertinent issue.More »