Valentine's Day Pizza-Making Class in Chinatown


If you're still looking for something to give your pizza-loving Valentine, Pizza a Casa's Mark Bello is holding a pizza-making workshop tomorrow:

Your day begins in Little Italy, where Mark will guide you as you shop for the finest ingredients for the pizza making to follow. Then it's off to your instructor's kitchen for proof positive that pizza making perfection is absolutely possible with a standard home oven. You'll start by making your own dough, then go step by step through the process of crafting the perfect pie.

I'm tired of reading about "aphrodisiac" food each year, so I can only hope that Mr. Bello avoids topping those pies with oysters. Though, at one point, artichokes and tomatoes were considered lust-inducing items, and I wouldn't mind an artichoke pie.

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Class meets at Alleva Dairy, 180 Grand Street, New York NY (b/n Mulberry and Baxter; map)
Tickets: $125, available at