Ripe for the Pickin’ (Fresh Tomatoes)

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Choose the right fresh tomatoes in your seasonal offerings People are passionate about fresh tomatoes. Communities across the country — like Fulton, California and Columbia, South Carolina — even honor the yearly harvest with tomato festivals. Pizza makers, too, show their affinity for the vegetable. (Yes, that’s right vegetable! Though scientifically designated a fruit, theMore »

You’re cured!

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Bacon is great, but do you know your cured meats? From Papa Murphy’s Bacon, Bacon, Bacon Pizza to Little Caesar’s bacon-wrapped crusts, the delicious pork product has become America’s sweetheart. Riding on the bacon-mania wave, bacon’s more mature Italian cousins are starting to appear on American’s radars — and pizzas. Guanciale, pancetta, speck, prosciutto andMore »

Respecting the Craft: Fresh Focus

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July is a time when fresh garden tomatoes become available at local Farmer’s Markets. Whether they’re “Early Girls” or “Big Boys” or any of the other available varieties, you simply cannot beat a fresh heirloom tomato. When they are available, you should definitely make use of them on your menu in as many ways asMore »