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Dough Rollers Debunked

From time-to-time I get a call to fill in for a vacationed pizza-maker at my grandpa's spot, Porretta's. It's usually just a couple days a couple times a year, but of course I love it when it happens. This is where I spent high school summers learning how to make pizzas and where my obsession started. When I work, I work the dough and sauce station. It's where the tickets come first so you gotta keep up with the phone girls, try not to get buried in tickets, prioritize the delivery/pickup/t...

Show Me Your 'RONI CUPS!

Since we pride ourselves on being able to say "we got swag for that!", it's only fitting that we cover the latest pepperoni trend - 'RONI CUPS! Those pretty little charred and cupped pepperoni that have been scattering themselves all over pizzas and Instagram lately. These little mesmerizers have a lot of people clammoring for more and crying, SHOW ME YOUR 'RONI CUPS! If you're one of those people, we got swag for that. And now, a brief overview of the 'roni cup... Probably the jo...

This is How You Pizza Crawl - NYC 2018

About a month ago my buddy Peyton, who owns Mission Pizza Napoletana in Winston-Salem, told me he was treating some of his guys to an NYC pizza trip. They've been killin' it and this was not only a nice reward, but also a chance to explore a new pizza scene, learn, reflect, and return more motivated and inspired. His plan was to land in NYC, hit as many pizzerias as possible, and fly back the same night. These are the types of trips I salivate over, so when Peyton extended me and other pizz...

This Pizza Gives Me Anxiety

Following La Morra and their mobile pizzeria on Instagram might be bad for my health. Every time I see this beautiful pizza my body tightens up, then I get overly anxious, then I get terribly sad, then I start California dreaming about the chill-trendy pizza events these guys put on and how and when I can get to one. It's the same emotional cycle each time I see this burrata and ramp beauty with black pepper, olive oil, and lemon zest. @lamorrapizzeriaI'm not even a big white-pizz...

Simple Sicilian Pizza Dough

My home pizza-making philosophy is simple - convenience. That's not to be confused with lazy or compromising as it actually takes a lot of experimenting and tweaking to make a good recipe convenient. And it's worth it. It means you can go to it very easily, without much advance notice, using standard ingredients and techniques, and still be able to feed a good amount of people great pizza. That is the basis of this Sicilian Style Dough Recipe and that is why it's my favorite pizza to make at hom...

The Art of the BOOTYSHOT

Pictures, pizza ones in particular, should do more than just get you to double tap them. They should help you form an opinion or make a decision, they should force you to imagine taste and texture, and they should provide more substance than words. We take all kinds of pizza pictures to accomplish this - there's the topshot, the sideshot, zoomshot, and everyone's favorite... THE BOOTYSHOT.Bacci PizzaI think you get it by now, but a BOOTYSHOT is a picture of the pizza's underside that captur...

Napoli LOVES Breaking Records

If you don't Instagram story yourself breaking a record then did it really happen? Of course not, no way. So thank God Antimo Caputo, Salvatore Lioniello and Toto Sorbillo documented themselves setting the Guinness World Record for longest pizza fritta and I was able to follow along! Depending where you're from you might call it a panzerotti, but a pizza fritta (fried pizza) is basically made just like a Neapolitan pizza, but then folded over, very tightly sealed, and then deep fr...

A Belated Beddia Bye-Bye

Is it me or did Pizzeria Beddia just somehow disappear? Seems like we lost one of the greats without a good chance to say goodbye. I mean, Joe Beddia did say he was closing, and good for him he did it on his own terms March 31st, but it seemed like it kinda flew under the radar. For all the pub it got while it was open, the closure just slipped by. Pizzeria Beddia was a very simple spot, serving a limited number of pizzas, 4 nights a week, by a low-key dude who made em all, so I guess it's...

The Leaderboard, points, medals, and badges explained

If you remember the older versions of Forza Pizza then you'll also be able to recognize all the new features that came with this update. One of the biggest being the gamification and rewards associated with sharing your pizza pics, recipes, videos, and questions with the Forza Pizza community. Now, each time you contribute you will earn yourself badges and points which translate into profile medals and Leaderboard status. Don't worry, we'll walk through it.  Let's start with POINTS. So...

Forza Pizza is BACK!

That’s right, we’re back with even better ways to share and discover pizza all over the world! I know it’s been a long time, over a year, but I guess that’s how long it takes to build something awesome. Not to mention it was incredibly difficult to find committed, reliable, pizza-loving developers willing to see every detail to completion. I went through a couple different companies, several delays, negotiations, and tradeoffs, but eventually found the right team to get it over the fini...
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