The Pieman's Craft: How to Stretch Pizza Dough, 'The DJ Method'

The Pieman's Craft

Learn techniques and secrets from slice slingers.

New York City's Pizza a Casa bills itself as a "pizza self-sufficiency center." Part pizzamaking-supply store and part pizzamaking school, the little shop is owned by Mark Bello, who shows us his dough-stretching technique in the video above. Bello calls it "The DJ," and we think you'll see why — his quick and sure hand motions look like a turntablist scratching a record. ... Last night a DJ saved my slice?

Enjoy the video, which was shot and edited by Serious Eats videographer extraordinaire Jessica Leibowitz, who has some behind-the-scenes on her blog.

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Pizza a Casa

371 Grand Street, New York NY 10002 (near Essex; map) 212-228-5483;