National Pizza Month 2012 Recipes

National Pizza Month Pizza Challenge: We asked pizzeria operators to give us their best pizza recipes to celebrate National Pizza Month in October. We received recipes from across the North America. These are our interpretations of the best of the be...

Hiring Top Talent

Here’s how you can grab your slice of the talent pool. Reputation matters. It’s critical that you hire right the first time; your reputation depends on it. Can teenagers (your future workforce) hear you yelling on the street at a bad hire? Are fo...

Shrimp Pizza

Putting together a seafood pizza can be somewhat problematic (but you can bet that once you put shrimp pizza on your menu, it will be a best-seller). In fact, there are only a few types of seafood (food cost notwithstanding) that work as a pizza topp...

Shrimp Tequila Lime Pizza

28-ounce sourdough ball 4 ounces garlic ranch sauce 5 jalapeno pepper slices, finely chopped 1 teaspoon parsley flakes 1 tablespoon tequila 1 ounce parmesan cheese ½ cup chopped onions 25-30 bay shrimp, fresh or frozen 1 ½ cups mozzarel...

Sicilian Pizza

Ah, the joys of Sicilian pizza. I was eating this style of pizza even before I was eye-level with the top of the table in my Mother’s kitchen, so I do know of what I write and eat. What exactly is Sicilian pizza? Before I answer that question, ...

Spaghetti With Meatballs

This recipe is very close to how my mother did her meatballs, but there are as many recipes for meatballs as there are Italians. This recipe makes 18 meatballs, each about 2 inches in diameter. Makes 6 servings (scale up in direct proportion) ½...

Stromboli

Stromboli: One of the Aeolian Islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the coast of Italy, also the location of one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Stromboli: The 1950s movie starring Ingrid Bergman. Stromboli: Rolled pizza. Stromboli is in the famil...

Take N Bake Pizza

Take and bake pizza has finally grabbed the attention of mainstream operators and questions abound on how to make take and bake pizzas. They are really not that difficult to make as evidenced by the fact that some operators don’t do much more t...

Tortellini

Say hello to the family of “little cakes” better known as tortelli, tortellini, and tortelloni. Tortelli looks like a stretched out ravioli (a specialty of Parma, Italy). Tortellini is a small ring-shaped pasta that is filled with me...

Vegetable Carpaccio

Most of the time Carpaccio is associated with beef, as in thin slices of raw beef, veal or even tuna. The name comes from Vittore Carpaccio, the Venetian Rennaissance painter who, as history points out, favored the use of red and white in his paintin...

West Coast Chop Salad

Menu Development Chill Out Salads are moving year ‘round these days By Jeremy White, Editor in Chief It’s February, traditionally one of the coldest months of the year in much of the United States, and many of your customers are thinking ...

Wild Mushroom Pesto Penne

Menu Development Mushroom Madness By Carol Kroskey Look beyond cultivated white mushrooms to add flavor, texture and variety to menu items Diners who like mushrooms really like them, giving operators a chance to promote specialty pizzas like the &ldq...
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