Come feast your eyes on some My Pie Monday action! This week's round-up of homemade pizzas run the gamut—we've got red pies, white pies, and pretty much everything in between. Click through the slideshow to see them all!
If the promises of pristine wilderness and endless outdoor fun haven't lured you to the Great White North just yet, the new additions to Pizza Hut Canada's menu surely will. The geniuses who brought you the Crown Crust Pizza are at it again, and this time they've dreamed up new exploitations of the slice that will stagger even the most loyal Pizza Hut connoisseur.
Privateer Coal Fire Pizza's Brussels Pie is topped with a creamy white base scattered with ribbons of pancetta and finished with a slaw of lemon vinaigrette-tossed brussels sprouts. This pizza has similar elements to another Top This favorite, but the execution is entirely different—and thoroughly delicious.
If you're in the mood for bread but it's too hot to turn on the oven, then I've got the perfect recipe for you. Hearty but delicate, this versatile flatbread goes well with whatever lands on your summer table, from barbecue to the simplest garden salad. Made quickly in a hot skillet, they're an easy way to enjoy bread without waiting for it to rise. And although they may resemble "wraps," they're best eaten out of hand.
Clam pizza is the kind of pizza that you need to start eating immediately after it's cut into slices, before the copious clam juices have a chance to render the crust completely soggy (though some degree of sogginess is inevitable—a feature for some, even). Even so, roasting a clam in the open heat of an oven is not the ideal way to do it, even if its been freshly shucked. Want to know the secret to the absolute tenderest, most flavorful clams and juiciest clam pizza around? Place the whole, unshucked clams on that pie before baking. It may look strange at first, and it will definitely look strange when it comes out of the oven, but the clams will be insanely tender and you won't lose a single drop of those precious juices.
If you like pizza, get ready for a blissful My Pie Monday. Come on in and check out this week's array of 17 homemade pies!
I first started testing the KettlePizza after-market Weber kettle grill insert a couple years ago, when the product was still in its infancy and, frankly, not all that impressive. Since then, it's gone through several iterations and is now at a point in its life where I can safely say that it's one of the best, easiest-to-use options out there for making real, wood oven-style pizzas at home. I'm talking 750°F floor-temp, 1,200°F air-temp, a less than 3 minute-bake, smoky, blistered, crisp-on-the-outside-tender-in-the-center, poofy-lipped, best-pizza-you-ever-made-at-home level stuff here. It's a $300 value, and you can enter to win one in time for Father's Day, just by answering the following question: What's the greatest pizza-related mistake your father has ever made?
What's Italian for "sad?" At Cibo e Beve, I ordered a topping as unique as duck and paid 17 bucks for the privilege, but came away with an impression that was no more memorable than "a rich white pie that mainly tastes like smoke."
By this point, you've all seen what a baking steel can do for your home pizza-making. It works on the same principal as a baking stone, storing heat energy and conducting it into the bottom of your pizza to give you faster bake, a crisper crust, better flavor, and a more tender crumb. Now's your chance to win a 1/4-inch baking steel, absolutely free in time for father's day. All you've got to do is answer this one question: If your father was a pizza, what pizza would he be?
Located high above midtown on the top floor of Macy's department store, Stella 34 serves Neapolitan pizza that's worth talking about. The Cavolfiori is a white pie with a base of creamy cauliflower purée, strewn with thinly sliced Meyer lemon and roasted cauliflower florets, and finished with golden breadcrumbs for texture. Although your kitchen may not have the same stunning view of the Empire State Building as the Stella 34 dining room, you can still recreate the restaurant's Cavolfiori pie at home.
It's time for another round of My Best Slice! We asked you to submit photos and descriptions of your favorite pies and slices from around the country (and abroad). Click through the slideshow to see what Slice'rs had to say about the best pizza they enjoyed in the month of May.
I hope you're hungry for some My Pie Monday! This week, we've got a jaw-dropping collection of 20 homemade pizzas. Click on over to the slideshow for a taste!
So, I've got a couple of friends staying with me for a few days in New York. One has been here before. The other is an English boy living in Los Angeles who is here for the very first time, which, to me, means one thing: we need to get this guy some pizza, stat. So much pizza, so little time. Where do I start, and where would you take them?
We take a peek at the latest stories hitting the pizza headlines.
We're back from the long weekend with a belated dose of My Pie Monday! This week, a slew of new contributors join the ranks. Take a look through the slideshow to see the inspiring array of homemade pizzas, and don't forget to send your own pies our way!
The word "Tuscan" has been abused and misused on the menus of everyone from The Olive Garden to Subway and can generally be translated to mean "vaguely Italian and probably but not necessarily grilled and maybe it contains chicken but it definitely has some sort of dried herbs on it and melted cheese and doesn't this sound healthier than the other things on the menu because it's all mediterranean and stuff?"
Appealing Appalling, right?
But today marks a bold new day in the New York pizza scene. I have borne witness to not one, but two watershed moments that will, for better or for worse, forever alter my perception of what is true and right in the pizzascape.
A Brooklynite myself, I'll admit to a tinge of favoritism when I declare that there's no better borough for pizza. Or, to be a little more diplomatic, let's say that it's home to the city's greatest concentration of top notch pies. We've got the classics, like Totonno's, Grimaldi's, and Di Fara, along with a slew of (relative) newcomers—Roberta's, Paulie Gee's, and Best Pizza, to name just a few. And, of course, there's Franny's. We finally made it over to their new-and-improved location to check in on their pies.
When I was in school for architecture back in the late 90's, 3D printers were state of the art, expensive as all get-out, and really, really finicky to work with. We're not quite at consumer-level pricing yet, but we're already close enough that legislation to stop individuals from 3D-printing firearms. Here's a better idea: don't print guns, print pizza. That's exactly what Systems & Materials Research Corporation recently received a $125,000 NASA grant to do. Using a series of powders and oils with various nutritive properties, the printer will print out the pizza in stages, reports this story from...