Respecting the Craft: Classic Chianti

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For many years Chianti has been called the wine of Italy. Well known for its original straw bottle, Chianti goes very well with pizza and pasta due to its light character and good acidity content. Other wines, such as Barberesco, Lambrusco or Gragnano, are also amazing and considered to be pizza wines — but ChiantiMore »

Respecting the Craft: Do as the Romans do

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Roman-style dough can be made several ways. One of the best recipes I have worked with is a bulk ferment. To do a bulk ferment, mix the dough and then, instead of cutting and balling it, divide the large dough in fourths, place into sealed containers and let rise for 48 hours in a refrigerator beforeMore »

Represent!

Denise Greer

Who speaks for your pizzeria? For most, it’s an owner, general manager or chef/kitchen manager. And for some, it’s a public relations rep or publicist. At Pizza Today, we hear from a lot of PR folks, pitching stories about pizzerias they represent and working with us on specific articles. Today, I made contact with aMore »

A Conversation with Lisa Dahl, Pisa Lisa, Sedona, AZ

Pisa Lisa - Lisa Dahl, Sedona, Arizona

Lisa lets us in on Pisa Lisa’s bumpy start and its rebound Pisa Lisa Sedona, Arizona Sedona restaurateur Lisa Dahl adjusted her wood-fired pizzeria concept – which opened last year – to include table service.   In the beginning it was chaotic… In these new businesses, it’s very important for you to admit what youMore »

Commentary: Just give me my pizza!

Jeremy White

I’ve had some poor customer service over the years just like all of us, but the most recent restaurant letdown still has me scratching my head. On the way home from a youth soccer practice recently, I decided to order pizza. Typically my family likes to eat in the pizzeria, but this time I wasMore »

Dough Doctor: Roll with it

Back road pizza, santa fe, new mexico, dough, rolling

The old-fashioned way still works   Q: What are your thoughts on rolling pins? A: Some time ago I was in on a conversation between a number of individuals lamenting the cost of a dough roller for their shop. The discussion moved from single-pass to double-pass rollers, and then off on a tangent to doughMore »

It’s Fall at PT

Jeremy White

The Autumnal Equinox, or what we regular Joes simply refer to as Fall, officially arrived this week. And we brought it in with style in the PT test kitchen, where Managing Editor & Foodstylist Mandy Detwiler spent the day preparing a bevy of Fall menu items. Using recipes supplied by readers and our very ownMore »

Dough Doctor: Cut it out

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What slicing tool is best for your operation? Q: I’m putting together an equipment list for a pizzeria that I plan to open soon and I’m trying to decide between using a pizza wheel or a rocker knife to cut my pizzas. Are there any advantages or disadvantages to using one over the other? A:More »