At the Pizzacraft headquarters in Berkeley, we’ve tried just about every possible way to cook a pizza, searching to beat our personal bests. From tinkering with pizza steels under a broiler, to a frozen pizza smoked and cooked on the grill, we’ve learned a lot about pie cookery. We wanted to share our findings with everyone to help you step up your home pizza game, so here are a few things you can do to take your pizza game to the next level.
At a sales convention in the heart of midtown Atlanta, I had heard some buzz about a local pizza place that was gaining popularity. Naturally, I had to go see what all the fuss was about, and if indeed it was true Naples style pizza.
For most of you at home, hand-stretching your own pizza dough can be a very intimidating process. Over the 12 years that I worked in the pizza industry I learned a few tips and tricks I thought I’d pass along to help the learning process. In this blog, I’ll discuss the three techniques used when stretching pizza dough by hand. I’ll also give a few tips on what not to do when handling your dough.
Historically, the only ways to enjoy pizza were takeout from a local pizza parlor, building a large and expensive wood-burning oven in your backyard, or settling for a frozen pizza cooked on your home pizza stone. The Pizzeria Pronto changes all that.
At Pizzacraft, we're all about homemade pizza. With our stones, peels, tools and accessories, you can have a pizzeria right in your own kitchen. But there are always those days you just don't feel like cooking - and sometimes, you want to get out and look for new ideas to take back home and spice up your own creations!
Despite the name, pizza stones aren't just for pizza. Really, a more accurate name for them would be baking stones, since just about anything that you bake can be made on a stone with delicious results. Here at Pizzacraft, we decided to put that to the test in our own kitchen. After all, a little something sweet was just what we wanted after nonstop pizza!
Photo by Jo for Jo Cooks A good friend and I have a joke about our love for pizza. After hearing that Cookie Monster on Sesame Street would begin singing a song titled, "Cookies are a Sometimes Food" (to encourage kids to eat healthy food instead of just sweets, obviously), we joked that no matter what, "Pizza is an always food!" I didn't realize how true our statement was until I started seeing the breakfast pizza trend popping up. Usually, the only time I've eaten pizza in the a.m. is when I'm heating up some leftover slices on a lazy
Finding the perfect pizza dough recipe is a never-ending hunt for some people, but what actually makes the biggest difference is what kind of pizza you plan to make with that dough! There's a pretty big difference between a New York slice, a Chicago deep dish, and whatever they're trying to pass off as a crust over at Domino's.