Thursday, September 07, 2017

Ali Haider 786 Degrees Pizza, on Halal, Kosher and His Pizza Journey





The following interview is with Ali Haider from 786 degrees
in Sun Valley California.
Ali describes how his pizza journey took him to Naples and
inspired him to create his own pizzeria.


He also explains the spiritual meaning of 786 degrees, the
meaning of Halal as well as some of the celebrities who come in eat his pizza…

You can visit his website at:



Here is a great resource for cooking:






Thursday, August 31, 2017

Update: Pizzapalooza 9/10/17 Pizza Festival MGM National Harbor








In addition to the food experts and pizza professionals mentioned in my last
Pizzapalooza video:
Also in attendance will be Lenny Rago, Co-owner of Panino’s.
That means both Rago brothers, Lenny and Gino will be there.
Add to this list Jonathan Goldmsith owner of Spacca Napoli, also from Chicago
And Special Guest, Pizza expert Scott Wiener of Scotts Pizza Tours explained to me he will be going
Who knows who else will show up to the
Pizzapalooza
Sun, September 10, 2017
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MGM National Harbor
Potomac Plaza at MGM National Harbor
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

For more information go to:
http://mgmnationalharbor.com
and scroll down the page…
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Pizza on earth, good will to all!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: How to Plan A Pizza Tour Part 1 by Scott Wiener in Pizza Quest






This is a video review of Scott’s Weiner’s article in Peter
Reinhart’s Pizza Quest on How to Do a Pizza Crawl… Scott Wiener is a pizza
historian as well as the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours
I have had the honor of sharing some pizzas with Scott over
the years and his advice his recommendations are pure gold.
Scott explains the every city he goes he does intel on the
pizza scene
Step 1)
Create a Pizzeria
Hit List… to determine his list Scott uses social media site face book and
twitter..
Figure out where you
want to go.. You may want to limit your crawl to the top 3 or 4…
Setup 2: Check Pizzeria Details 
Check the pizzerias website for the days and times they are
open
Step 3: Create a
Route:
Figure out how you
are going to go to each pizzeria
Step 4: Create a Schedule
Scott explains some helpful tips on scheduling  your crawl..
Step
5: Invite Your Pizza Buddies
The
magic of pizza is multiplied when you share pizza with friends and family…and
you will definitely meet some new friends along the way…

Step
6 Execute
Again
Scott explains to work out some of the details ahead of time as to what you
order and how many pizzas..

Finally
he explains: this is pizza so you need to have fun.

You
can read this incredible article at:
Peter
Reinhart’s Pizza Quest.
Just
go to:

or go here:

And
you can find out more about Scott Weiner and his incredible pizza exploits at:
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put resource links below this video…
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Pizza
on earth, good will to all!








Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mikes Hot Honey for Pizza at Pizza Expo







This is an interview with Mike Kurtz of Mike's Hot Honey. Mike tells the story of how he developed his product. The story strats with a trip to Brazil where he had pizza with honey infused with Brazilian Pizzas. After much experimentation he devloped Mikes Hot Honey.
Mikes website:
http://mikeshothoney.com Mikes podcast:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/m...
Pizza Therapy website:
http://pizzatherapy.com
Here is the web post where I review Mike's Hot Honey
http://legendsofpizza.com/blog








Wednesday, August 23, 2017

John Arena | A Slice of Community







John Arena is an icon in the Las Vegas pizza industry. Watch how he talks about the ingredients and passion that goes into every pizza which unites the community around him. He not only feeds bodies but souls.










Chris Bianco's latest book:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pietro's Pizza, Best Pizza on Kauai, Interview with Tom at Pizza Expo





From http://legendsofpizza.com/blog
In this video I speak with Tom Ianucci of Pietro’s Pizza on Kauai.
The interview was recorded at Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Tom who is also a Pastor, explains how his journey with pizza started over 30 years ago when he moved to Kauai and could find no great pizza. Tom took it upon himself to not only lear about making pizza but how to start a pizza business. 
Tommy Iannucci moved to Kauai in the 80’s and was distressed to find he could not get a decent slice of his favorite food: pizza.


He went on a pizza quest and made the commitment to learn to make great pizza. At first it was at home in his kitchen, then he built a brick oven in his driveway. He began by making pizza for friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who loved pizza. He made lots of pizzas and most importantly he shared them.
Not satisfied with his skills, he traveled the world learning the craft. As Tommy explains he visited known and unknown pizzerias. He trained in New York, Rome, Las Vegas and even trained in Naples under pizza 
The pizza business part started at Pizza Expo…let’s get his story….







Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chris Bianco & Aziz Ansari Make Pizza







30 years in the making, a great chef named Chris Bianco has written a great book about making great pizza at home.



 His very funny friend Aziz Ansari is obsessed with learning how to make the perfect pizza so Chris shows him how. Aziz learns that you shouldn’t necessarily follow a recipe - and that repetition, feeling, and great ingredients are vital to making a great pizza.



The book is called Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like. Buy it and you can be great too.



Get Chris's book here:



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Neapolitan Pizza Workflow





Here is a great video about making and stretching Neapolitan pizza dough.



You can watch as the pizziolo stretched the dough and gently pulls it to get the right shape.

You do not want to use a rolling pin to form your pizza dough.

Watch the hand movements in this video which will help you get a good technique to work with the dough.



The pizza maker also reminds you to use a clean surface when you work the dough. You do not want anything on your surface. You need to make sure it is very clean.



This video shows the proper technique to work the pizza dough.








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INCREDIBLE WHOLE LOBSTER ON PIZZA!!





Just when you thought things could not get any stranger...these two guys have an entire lobster placed on a pizza...



And the very strange thing is they did not take it out of the shell first...



Well you'll just have to see this for yourself and let me know what you think...



It does look very good!





Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Pietro's Pizza, Kauai, Hawaii, Best Pizza on Kauai





If you are
looking for great pizza on Kauai, you need to check out Pietro’s Pizza.
They are
located at the Harbor Mall in Lihue on 3501 Rice Street.

You can
discover a wide variety of New York style pizza as well as authentic Neapolitan
pizza cooked in an actual wood fired oven. Pietro’s is the first (and as far as
I know), only certified Neapolitan pizzeria in the entire state of Hawaii.

I recommend
the Don, which is an authentic New York style pizza.
I was
astounded at the taste of this simple cheese slice. Hey I thought I was in New
York.
Don’t limit
yourself to just one taste as there are many other pizza asventures to choose
from: Maybe you want to sample a cousin of the Don, The Don Ho which is made
with Portuguese sausage and kalua pig.  Or maybe another relative: the Don Pietro:
straight, pepperoni which as you know is an American classic.

In my
experience a pizza place is only as good as the pizza maker or pizzaiolo who
lovingly creates the
[FB1]  pizza by hand.

Tommy
Iannucci moved to Kauai in the 80’s and was distressed to find he could not get
a decent slice of his favorite food: pizza.
He went on a
pizza quest and made the commitment to learn to make great pizza. At first it
was at home in his kitchen, then he built a brick oven in his driveway. He began
by making pizza for friends, family, neighbors and anyone else who loved pizza.
  He made lots of pizzas and most
importantly he shared them.

Not
satisfied with his skills, he traveled the world learning the craft. As Tommy
explains he visited known and unknown pizzerias. He trained in New York, Rome,
Las Vegas and even trained in Naples under pizza master Enzo Croccia. The result of his quest was to bring great pizza to
the Island of Kauai and create his own pizzeria.
Tommy named
Pietro’s Pizza after his grandfather and brother. They are both sadly gone but
their spirit and love of all things Italian and pizza lives on at Pietro’s.
Now you too,
can enjoy a little slice of New York and authentic Neapolitan pizza on the
beautiful Island of Kauai.

Check out
Pietro’s at the 
Harbor Mall in Lihue, 
3051 Rice Street. 
The phone number is
(808) 245-2266. 
Open daily 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday. Love
Life, Eat Pizza, 
Have Fun at Pietro’s Pizza.

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