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Pizza Pilgrims Outfit Piaggio Ape with Pizza Oven: BRILLIANT!

The Pizza Pilgrims are Thom and James Elliot, a couple of brothers from the UK who flew to the tip of Italy, picked up a Piaggio Ape (it's pronounced ah-peh, Italian for "bee"), and drove it back to London. On route, they stopped at various pizza destinations in Italy, from pizzerias to an olive farm, where they boosted their knowledge of the dish they would make back home. More

The Guardian's Tim Hayward Visits Franco Manca Pizza in Chiswick, London

"It's not burned, it's just slightly carbonized." —Tim Hayward Tim Hayward, of Britain's Guardian newspaper, visits Neapolitan pizzeria Franco Manca in Chiswick, West London, in this video on the Guardian's website. You'll have to click through—the video wasn't embeddable, but it's worth watching.* According to Hayward, Franco Manca's Chiswick location has been getting buzz since opening. It opened in early December 2009; there's also a location in Brixton.... More

British Parliament Scandal Widens

Photograph from ** Maurice ** on Flickr If you haven't been paying attention to news from the U.K., some members of Parliament have come under fire in the last week for taking liberties with their expense accounts, including hedge-trimming, moat-clearing(!), and tennis-court repairs at their homes. Who knew there would be a pizza angle, though? One member of Parliament bought so much in the upscale food section of the department store Marks & Spencer that he got a free pizza wheel. Blimey!... More

Quote of the Day

"I used to sing for my supper in a pizza restaurant in SoHo. I got 50 quid, a bottle of wine or two and a pizza. I learned my chops, so that's why I have the confidence now to go onstage in front of 50,000 people and do what I do, because I've been waiting long enough." —Mr. Hudson, British singer-songwriter... More

'Olive Boyle': A Portrait of Susan Boyle in Pizza

scotsman.com Oh, boy. The Scotsman reports on a stunt cooked up by Liverpool bakery chain Sayers. The "Olive Boyle" pizza, a portrait of Britain's Got Talent singing sensation Susan Boyle, was created as a way to promote the company's new line of pizza. Large black olives were used for the frizzy hair, ham for the nose and bread dough balls for the necklace. For the next round of BGT, Boyle should sing a Janis Joplin adaptation: "A Little Pizza My Heart."... More

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