Friday, June 23, 2017

Pizza Makers and Shakers Pics Longest Pizza in the Word

More on longest Pizza in the World 1.3 miles..

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Baking Steel Story with Andris Lagsdin at Pizza Expo

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This interview with Andris Lagsdin at Pizza Expo. The Baking Steel is in my opinion the absolute best way to cook pizza as well as many other items.

Andris explains his inspiration for the Baking Steel.

How the baking steel was developed.

Andris worked with Todd English. He had an enlightening moment when he read a $600 cook book review. Yes you can make incredible pizza cooking on steel!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Chef Leo Spirrizzi on Paying It Forward at Pizza Expo

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In this video Chef Leo Spirrizzi talks about how he wants to pay it forward for anyone who wants to get into the pizza business. Chef Leo is a pizza master, and artisan baker. I caught up with Leo at the Forno Bravo booth at Pizza Expo.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Longest Pizza in the World, June 10, 2017, Fontana, CA

Here is the official Press Release:

"Guinness World’s Longest Pizza 2017‐ Los Angeles CA and sponsors announce that they will be attempting to break the record for the Longest pizza at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on June 10th, 2017. The event is scheduled to run
from 10AM to 7PM and is free and open to the public.
Records are made to be broken.  For leading pizza oven and equipment company,,
breaking the  Longest pizza record was too tempting to resist.  Backed by a team of top names in the
pizza industry including Tony Gemignani, Giulio Adriani, Tom Lehmann, John Arena, Fred Mortati,
Massimo Balacchi and Jimmy DeSisto, the event is destined to be a big success.  All proceeds raised and
the finished pizza will be donated to local charities and food banks.
America and pizza certainly go hand in hand.  The fact that the attempt for the Guinness World Records
title for  Longest pizza is held outside of the United States is unfathomable. has
accepted the challenge, recently announcing that it (along with a few hundred friends) will be taking on
the challenge to break the record on a fun and exciting day at Auto Club Speedway on June
10th, 2017.  Plenty of food and entertainment will be available to keep things lively with all the proceeds
and food going to local homeless shelters and food banks.  Not surprisingly, excitement surrounding the
event is high.
“Breaking records is a big part of anyone's spiritual journey” commented Fash Asvadi, director at & Italforni USA Ovens.  “Facing challenges and pushing the envelope makes us better
beings.  With all the fun involved with a project like this and the fact that in this process we are sharing
something with others less fortunate, it is not a surprise that the attempt has been received with true
enthusiasm at every level.”
Official sponsors of the Longest Pizza record attempt include, Italforni Authentic Italian
ovens, Orlando Foods distributors for the Caputo flour and Ciao brands, Scaffold Works and Capstone
Scaffolding with their amazing 7000’ scaffolding, SoCal Gas, Sysco providing the Riserva Cheese by
Arrezzio, TFX Non‐Stick and Venice Bakery with their generous contributions of the dough handling and
preparation for the event, Tony Gemignani, Giulio Adriani and John Arena.
According to the Longest Pizza team, the June 10th challenge will be an attempt to make a 7000'
[2.13Km] pizza, that's not just long but looks and tastes great.  Officials from Guinness World Records
will be present to document the challenge and officially judge the record attempt.
Auto Club Speedway of California is located 45 minutes north east of Down Town Los Angeles, making it
an easy drive for anyone not wanting to miss this potentially historic and indescribably fun day in
America's pizza time line. "