Thursday, March 15, 2018

Forging A Pizza in A Real Forge

From my good friend Irvo, I share the following story.
Don't try this at home. This is for experienced forgers only.

The pizza he cooks is kind of shady. Looks like an inexpensive supermarket pizza. This was little artisan work in the pizza. But the artisan work in the forge....well that's a different story.

The master forger shows how hot this forge is by explaining and showing what it did to a piece of steel. Basically, it turned a piece of metal into a piece of junk.

The pizza pan appears shady as well. He estimates the forge is up to 1.200 degrees F.

He cooks the pizza from raw to cooked in 1 minute and 30 seconds.No great shakes for a Neapolitan Pizzaiolo who can cook a pie in 60 to 90 seconds as well.

The cooked pizza is certainly well done with a nice char around the edges.

It's what he does next which I think is totally amazing. Instead of using a pizza wheel, he uses an ax to slam cut the pizza. It's one of those, you gotta see it moments.

Here's the video entitled Forging a Pizza:

.. All I can say is, I'm going to try the ax method on my next pizza... maybe. Until then I will just claim my pizza tools for this pizza kit: from Pizza Therapy

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The Pizza Therapy Podcast the show about eating pizza, making pizza and talking about pizza.
Pizza conversations with the famous, the notorious, as well as unknown pizza lovers.

The goal is to explore great pizza. Not ordinary pizza but great pizza. Great Pizza is pizza that is memorable. Pizza that you cannot get out of your mind.
Pizza Therapy Podcast has interactions and reactions about pizza. Pizza conversations with the famous, the notorious, as well as unknown pizza lovers.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pizza Expo Pizza Demo Featuring Peter Reinhart and Leo Spizzirri

You can read the entire article, here:

World's Longest Pizza: Daily Planet

All of my friends were there helping to make the World's Longest Pizza...

Here is a video tribute I created for them...

Pizza Makers from all over the World got together to make the World's Longest Pizza on June 10, 2017 at the Motor Speedway in Fortuna, California. Here is a shout out to them and all they do for the power of pizza!

Discover more of the story HERE at Pizza Therapy

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dom DeMarco Makes Pizza at DiFara's Pizza in Brooklyn

Video by Pizza Therapy

Let’s go to Brooklyn New York and visit DiFara’s Pizza located at 1424 Avenue J.

At DiFara’s we can watch the living legend of Pizza Dom DeMarco create a pizza.

Each pizza is crafted with love and passion. Dom puts the pizza in the oven with a peel but will take the pizza out by hand. He also cuts fresh basil to top each pizza…Here are Dom Demarco and his son Dom Junior making pizza…

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Thank you, Dom. I hope you are making pizza for many years to come.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018


In this video Pizzaiolo, Maestro Vito Iacopelli of Provo shows an easy recipe to make potato chicken pizza.

The recipe is simple and straightforward. This is the video is time elapsed so you may have to pause it to get all the steps down. The first thing he does is to stretch the dough by hand. Watch as he pushes the dough with his fingertips masterfully moves his hands to get the correct shape.

Then he puts the base of the pizza which is roasted chicken (pollo arroasto) down on the dough.

Next, he layers fresh mozzarella on the pizza (mozzarella fresca). Then he splashes a drizzle of olive oil. Finally he tops the pie with roasted potatoes (patate al forno).

He uses a peel  to place the completed pizza into a wood-fired oven. He turns the pizza a few times to make sure it cooks evenly. you can watch as the raw dough is transformed into an incredible finished

Chicken and Potato Pizza.

The pizza looks absolutely amazing. This is a simple yet wonderful pizza recipe!

Check out this incredible wood-fired pizza oven!

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Is Pizza Healthier Than A bowl of Cereal? A Pizza / Cereal Review

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Here are the links referred to in this video:
Chelsey Amer's Blog:
CItNutrionally Pizza Article
Daily Mearl Article: Is Pizza Healthier than Cereal
Daily Meal
Chicago Tribune Article About pizza and Cereal:
New York Post Article:
"Nutritionist claims pizza is a healthier breakfast than cereal"
CBS Philly Interview with Chelsey:
Check out:
Legends of Pizza Blog:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ernie's Pizzeria New Haven, Connecticut, Pizza Interview with Pat

Today we are heading down to Ernie’s pizza located on
1279 Whalley Ave

New Haven, Connecticut 06515

I spoke to Pat DeRiso the owner of Ernie’s.

Pat discusses what make Ernie’s as well as New Haven Pizza so special. He talks about the ovens, how long it takes to make pizza as his own passion and love for creating pizza.
Pat explains he makes every pizza himself. Every pizza! He also states “everyday day you make dough different to make it the same”.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

T-shirt for Pizza and Beer Lovers Pizza Tshirt

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pizza 360 - How to make great dough to market a great pizza with expert ...

Peter talks about how to make pizza.

This is a great video about emphasizing the importance of the crust. The crust is the most important thing about making pizza. The crust should always shine through when you make pizza. While this video is geared toward the pizza professional, there are many great ideas for the home pizza chef.

As Peter has explained to me there are only 2 types of pizza: "Good Pizza and Great Pizza". We are always on a quest to make great pizza.

Peter refers to his book: American Pie

Saturday, December 30, 2017

7 Top Tips for Making Pizza at Home | Homemade Pizza

Here is a great video which gives some wonderful tips about making your own home-made pizza.

According to the video creator:
All right. So in Italy guys, pizza is every day. It's not something we're going to home make for a special occasion or because they have an empty Sunday afternoon. They do it every day because it's that approachable. It's that easy.
If you think about the dough, all you need is flour, water, which I know 90 percent of you already have at home, and then a 79 cent packet of yeast. That's how fast the flour comes together, with the yeast, the water, and it makes a homemade dough that's just so much better than buying it anywhere else.
I think the advice here is very sound for anyone who is making pizza for the first time. If you have not worked with dough before you may want to start using a rolling pin (Click on this link to discover rolling pins). However, once you have some experience with handling dough you may find that you can just shape the dough with your hands. Using a rolling pin will de-gas the dough. Shaping the dough by hand takes a little practice and the more you shape the dough by hand the easier it will be to handle.

The biggest take away from this video for me is that you can make great pizza at home.

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Monday, December 18, 2017