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Naples Comes to Seattle

L.A. Pizza Maven 3 comments

The inaugural Neapolitan Pizza Forum will be held in Seattle June 24–29. Why Seattle, you ask? Well, there are several similarities between Naples and Seattle that make this city an ideal choice for VPN Americas' initial pizza convention. First of all, the skylines of both cities include a magnificent yet ominous volcano looming in the distance (Mount Vesuvius and Mount Rainier, respectively). Another shared geographical feature is that both of these busy ports are anchored in a magnificent bay. But from a culinary perspective, both Naples and Seattle are world-renowned for their inspired coffee and seafood, and most important,... More

Dear Slice: International School of Pizza Now Open in San Francisco

Dear Slice Adam Kuban 2 comments

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, some pizza-school intel. --The Mgmt. Adam, I know there was a post a long time ago about the International School of Pizza, but today I saw an article in the digital zine Thrillist SF, and it seems the school is up and running--and has a nice little website: internationalschoolofpizza.comJust sharing. Might be worth posting now that it's open and accepting students. --Jeffrey International School of Pizza 1570 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA 94133 (at Union Street; map) 415-835-9888 internationalschoolofpizza.com... More

'American Pie' Author, Renown Baker Peter Reinhart to Teach Pizza Class

Quick Bites Adam Kuban 1 comment

Reinhart will teach a pizza-making class at his Charlotte, North Carolina, pizzeria, Pie Town, on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m., $50 for instruction and lunch. RSVP to briana@sonomarestaurants.net. 710 West Trade Street, Charlotte NC 28202 (map) [via Creative Loafing]... More

Valentine's Day Pizza-Making Class in Chinatown

Adam Kuban 1 comment

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... More

Scenes from a Pizza-Making Class with Gerri Sarnataro at the Institute of Culinary Education

Allison Hemler 7 comments

Some of the fresh ingredients and a peek at the pizza upskirt. If you've ever made pizza from scratch, you'll realize the importance of working with your hands. From forming the dough, to kneading it after it rises, to stretching it out on a peel, and finally topping it with ingredients—there's no doubt that the hands make it happen. Maybe it's the Italian in me, but ever since making pizza from start to finish, I want to make everything with my hands. No mixers, whisks, spatulas. This is the practice I (and about 15 others) learned at a Contemporary... More

Does Go Well With the Anchovies, Peter

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For those of you who want to pair your pizza with the right wine, Vino-Versity offers a November 18 class to help you do just that. Held at Divine Bar West, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the class will teach you how to match several grape varietals with a medley of pizza tapas bites. Tickets: $35 + $2 processing fee, in adv.; $45 at door Phone: 212-265-WINE Divine Bar West: 236 West 54th Street (between B'way & Eighth Ave.)... More

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