Category Archives: Pizza Reviews

How to Plan a Pizza Crawl: Video Review of Scott Wiener in Pizza Quest

  Meet my friend, Scott Wiener, a pizza historian, pizza box expert and all around pizza professional. This is a review of Scott’s Wiener’s article in Peter Reinhart’s Pizza Quest on “How to Do a Pizza Crawl…” Scott Wiener is a pizza fanatic, as well as the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours. I have had […]

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Pizzapalooza: September 10, 2017, MGM National Harbor

  It’s Pizzapalooza! If you love pizza this is an event you do not want to miss…. Here’s the deal: “United by their passion for pizza and Italian cuisine, our all-star chef lineup will be serving slices from the cities that made pizza famous; Chicago and New York. Bite into everything from Naples, American Artisan, […]

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What Is VPN Certification for Pizza (Vera Pizza Napoletana) ?

  What is VPN? According to the fornbravo.com website: “Vera Pizza Napoletana is a movement whose goal is to promote and protect the name and the product Pizza Napoletana; a style of pizza and tradition found in Naples. Simply put to be VPN certified you need a wood burning oven, proper ingredients and proper technique. […]

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Dom DeMarco Making Pizza at Di Fara’s Pizza

One of the most amazing experiences I have had was to visit Brooklyn with the express purpose of going to Di Fara’s Pizza experiencing Dom DeMarco in action. I was very curious to know why his pizza is legendary. Was the pizza as good as I had heard or was this just ordinary every day […]

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The Baking Steel Story with Andris Lagsdin

Andris Lagsdin has an incredible story of how he developed the Baking Steel. I’ve had conversations with both Tony Gemignani and Peter Reinhart who explained it is one of the best ways to cook pizza. Andris has an extensive food background. He learned the craft of cooking and ended up working with noted chef Todd English. He […]

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Artisan Bread Making, Artisan Bread Baking Review with Peter Reinhart

This post is a review of Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Bread Making. I’ve been a fan of Peter Reinhart’s for quite a few years. I own several of his books including Artisan Breads Every Day. The books are great but I always felt I was missing something. I have been able to replicate some of the recipes […]

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Pizza Therapy’s Pizza Quest Part 1

I was recently honored to do an interview with Peter Reinhart at his site, Pizza Quest. What follows is an excerpt of the interview: PQ (Peter):    Albert, thanks so much for doing this interview. You’ve been doing your site, PizzaTherapy.com for a long time now. Albert: I started making pizza with a recipe my […]

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Brick Fire Tavern, Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Honolulu

True story: I’m at Pizza Expo, at the end of a seminar. I literally bump into this guy while getting a cup of coffee. “Where you from I ask?” “Honolulu” he replies. “I’m from Honolulu, too” I say. Well, needless to say we struck up a conversation. His name is Matt and he explained he and […]

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