Thursday, November 23, 2017

Living Legend Dom Demarco at DiFara's Pizza


I just wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Here in the USA, Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends and family. I hope you have a very restful and wonderful Thanksgiving.

I am very thankful for many things. I have a wonderful family.
I am thankful to you for reading my blog posts.... I am also thankful for all of your support over the years.
And I am thankful I can enjoy my favorite food, pizza!

This is an extraordinary video about Dom Demarco that I wanted to share with you.
He is one of the living legends of pizza. He is in his 80's and he still has passion for making pizza.

Dom has had many offers from people who want to buy him out. They offered him a lot of money. But he says no.There is no amount of money that he would accept.

Dom is committed to making pizza, because he loves making pizza for people! He is my hero!

You can read the post here:

I'll include a link to a video I shot while visiting DiFara's. This shows Dom making pizza.

Have a blessed wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

If you are doing any on-line shopping I would greatly appreciate you thinking of Pizza Therapy as you do your shopping.
You can find links at the bottom of our site: Pizza Therapy 

I hope you have a wonderful holiday. As my friend used to say::

"Moderation in all things, but most importantly moderation in moderation!"

I am not really sure what he meant but basically, do what ever you want. Just be careful.

pizza on earth,


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pacifico Pizza Napoletana Kapolei, Hawaii Best Pizza in Hawaii

Made by

Pacifico Pizza in Kapolei is the only pizzeria in the state of Hawaii offering 4 types of pizza: Neapolitan Pizza, New York Style Pizza, Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza. All pizza are hand tossed and handcrafted. You can discover incredible pizza here.
Pacifico Pizza Hawaii 91-590 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 (808) 674-0123

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Perfect Pizza Using Baking Steel Broiler Method

This is a simple easy method to make pizza quickly.

I urge caution when using the broiler as you need to watch your pizza so it does not burn.

I have two and I am totally pleased with the results.

Get a baking steel here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Go For The Dough Al Taglio

Here is a recipe for Al Taglio from PMQ

Pizza Al Taglio for Spiral Mixer
15 kg Poselli “ 00” Flour
370g fine sea salt
12 liters cold water
75 g Active Yeast

430 g Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tony Gemignani Talks Pizza at Pizza Expo

In this video, Tony Gemignani talks about what it means to be in Pizza Expo.
He discusses all of the pizza workshops including a cheese workshop. He discusses his pizza demos and how was able to team up with an Italian Pizza Master.
Tony also discusses his book the Pizza Bible.

Find out more about Pizza Expo, here:
Tony's Pizzeria Napoletana:
Tony's Website:
Giovanni's Specialty Shop on Facebook:
Discover the Pizza Bible at this link:
Pizza Rock:
Slice House at ATT Park:
Tony's Pizza School:
More Pizza Info at:

Check out Tony's Book right here:

The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles, from Neapolitan, Deep-Dish, Wood-Fired, Sicilian, Calzones and Focaccia to New York, New Haven, Detroit, and more

Sunday, November 05, 2017

How to Stretch Your Pizza Dough & How To Use a Pizza Peel

This is a very helpful video on how to stretch pizza dough. While this may have a bit of a learning curve, the more you practice with pizza dough the better you will become. Practice to make your pizza turn into a masterpiece.

If you proofed your pizza dough in the fridge, remember to allow your pizza dough to warm up to room temperature. This is very important if you want to be able to form your dough ball correctly.

In the video, you will notice a six finger technique to initially form the dough ball into the correct shape. I like what Mark Bello suggests at (Pizza A Casa Pizza School). Mark calls the technique, soft bongos, that is lightly tapping your dough ball as you would a bongo drum. Think: "soft bongos" as you get your pizza into the right shape.

After the dough has been shaped you can hand stretch your dough into the correct shape>

You already have everything you need to make pizza in your own kitchen. If you are ready you take your pizza to the next level there is a pizza resource. If you are looking for pizza tools, I recommend to check out:

Pizza Therapy Pizza Tools. (

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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Why Mixing Sound is Like Making Pizza with Tim Younghans from Mama Napol...


In this video, Tim Younhans of Mama Napoli Pizza explains why mixing sound is like making pizza. Tim is a sound man for Cirque Du Soliel. He is professionally trained as a sound engineer. His love of cooking and in particular pizza led him to start his own mobile pizza business.

Called Mama Napoli Pizza located in Las Vegas.

Here is the link:

You can find Tim on Facebook at:

Monday, October 30, 2017

Made by 

Pacifico Pizza in Kapolei is the only pizzeria in the state of Hawaii offering 4 types of pizza: Neapolitan Pizza, New York Style Pizza, Deep Dish Chicago Style Pizza.

All pizzas are hand tossed and handcrafted. You can discover incredible pizza here.
Pacifico Pizza Hawaii
91-590 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707 '
(808) 674-0123

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Cooking with PMQ: How To Make Pizza Dough w/ John Arena

John Arena of Metro Pizza and UNLV shares his recipe and method for making a New York style pizza dough.

John explains the recipe:
50 lbs of flour
31 lbs of water
2 oz of dry active yeast
16 oz of salt
16 oz of olive oli

Use baker per cents
For example for a 100 lb batch:
100 lbs of flour
62 lbs of water
Start by putting water in dough mixture. you want your dough to come out at 78 degrees
There is a friction factor when you mix.
Dissolve the yeast.
Add salt and add flour...Mix for 8 minutes.
Mix for 4 minutes add olive oil. Mix for another 4 minutes.
Take dough out on table. Cover and let it relax for 10-15 minutes.
divide it, round it and brush with olive oil.
Put it in dough tray and immediately put in the cooler.
Let it stay in cooler 2-3 days minimum.

You can use it after 1 and 1/2 days but it will be at its best as far as flavor, color development, and the ability to work the dough after 2-3 days. Then the dough will be at its peak.

Do not use sugar to accelerate the fermentation or use warm water to make everything happen faster. you want to do everything as slowly as possible to let the flavors and textures develop fully.

This dough recipe is from John Arena of Metro Pizza in Las Vegas.

Here is the Metro Website:

Las Vegas
Address: 1395 East Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 736-1955
Address: 4001 South Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 362-7896
Address: 4178 Koval Ln
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 312-5888
Address: 6720 Sky Pointe Dr
Las Vegas, Nevada
Phone: (702) 564-6726
Address: 1420 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, Nevada
Phone: (702) 458-4769

Monday, October 23, 2017

New York Style Pizza Education with John Arena 10/28 and 10/29 at Enotec...

Here's the link for Saturday's Event: Here is the link for Sunday's Event: Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM - 1 PM PDT Sunday October 29 9-1 PM Featuring John Arena and Mike Guerra.
John Arena, has been creating pizza since he was 13 and is infectiously passionate about “elevating pizza awareness”. John’s pizza knowledge will astound and educate. ● A practical demonstration on how to make New York style pizza in the Enoteca kitchen ● A discussion with John on pizza history and more in our private event space ● A wine, beer and pizza pairing luncheon led by co-owner, Mike Guerra, Certified Sommelier,

This will be a pizza event not to be missed:
Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM - 1 PM PDT
Sunday October 29 9-1 PM

Enoteca LaStoria
320 West St John Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 618-5455

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pizza Tools Needed to Make Pizza

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To make simple pizza you just need items found in your kitchen. you need mixing bowls, measuring spoons, a cookie sheet and of course an oven. I fo want to up your pizza game you need: a pizza stone or baking steel (my recommendation) a pizza cutter (pizza wheel), pizza pans, a pizza peel. You also need to get a bakers scale.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: Chris Bianco Pizza Tips from

Pizza Tools:
Here is the article in Parade:
"Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco Shares His Top Pizza Tips"
chris explains in the your oven needs to be as hot as possible. Pre-heat our oven for at least an hour.
Use a pizza stone of better yet use a baking steel.

Here is the website link for Pizzeria Bianco: