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'Washington Post' on 'Pizza for One'

Adam Kuban 7 comments

[Photograph: Washington Post] The Washington Post's Joe Yonan wrote yesterday in the paper about making pizza for one. Essentially: Make it smaller. Oh, and he uses the Heston Blumenthal cast-iron-pan-under-the-broiler hack with some modifications — using a cast iron grill pan instead of an inverted skillet. He also mentions trying out two doughs, the Peter Reinhart Neapolitan version and the Jim Lahey no-knead version. He and his tasters preferred the Lahey dough, Yonan says.... More

Mobile Wood-Fired Oven Now at Bethesda Central Farm Market

Adam Kuban 2 comments

[Photograph: Washington Post] What a difference a little more than a year makes. After first IDing the mobile-pizza-oven trend in June 2008, we're seeing wood-fired-oven trailers popping up everywhere. The latest, in the D.C. area, is being called Wood-Burning Pizza On the Go and makes appearances at the Besthesda Central Farm Market in Bethesda, Maryland. The Washington Post has the story here: Market co-manager Mitch Berliner says plans are afoot to fire up custom-order breakfast pizzas and more starting next week, using produce, eggs and charcuterie from the market ($8 and up). The market is open Thursdays and Sundays.... More

Pie-Kuing: Today's Best Form of Procrastination

Erin Zimmer 34 comments

The Washington Post food section is gearing up for a pizza-devoted issue soon, so the staff is holding a Pie-Ku contest in the meantime. Five syllables, then seven, then five—that's the drill, pepperoni poets. The deadline is today, so hurry! Leave -kus in the comments section—we want to read 'em—then email your entries to food@washpost.com. Of course, the Post is years behind the pie-ku curve. We held a Pizza Haiku contest on Slice in June 2005. Here was our favorite, by "Mr. Sin." Crisp pepperoni, Edge curled from heat, A chalice of sweet, hot oil.... More

D.C.: Comet Ping Pong

Adam Kuban 1 comment

Photograph from zenfrisbee on Flickr In October of last year, Washington, D.C. restaurateurs James Alefantis and his parter Carole Greenwood, co-owners of Buck's Fishing & Camping, took over the abandoned space next door and opened one heck of a quirky pizzeria. Comet Ping Pong—decorated with an old neon sign from Comet Liquor in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, three ping pong tables in the back, and an overall ping pong theme—opened to a somewhat shaky start, but the Washington Post's Tom Sietsema revisited recently and was mighty impressed: Comet's pies are intended to reflect the childhood memories of Greenwood (who... More

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