The Art of Pizza

For some time I have been making my own pizza's. I am a pizza lover, and I certainly enjoy going out to eat a good pizza. For a while, I even enjoyed trying different frozen pizza's. However, the frozen pizza is packed with preservatives, and all too often it is hard to have just the right toppings.

Pizza Notes

Pizza's I have Made

Pizza Teachings

  1. Using a little bit of olive oil on the edge of the crusts can make the crusts nice and crispy
  2. If one cannot afford a pizza stone, or is worried it will break then a pizza screen is pretty good.
  3. Sprinkling a little shredded cheese on the crust can be a nice touch for cheese lovers
  4. If you are making deep dish pizzas, then water is the enemy when it comes to tomatos--you likely don't want a soupy dough. This means, don't opt for a marinara pasta sauce, but instead use some diced tomatos, and make your own sauce.

Pizza in Practice

It is one thing to teach about pizza, but one must also practice the art of pizza.

Important Pizza Matters - The pizza reheat

How many times and how can you reheat a pizza?

Favorite Pizza Toppings and combinations

You will observe masters of pizza making will use pepperoni to please the crowds.

For vegetarian pizza masters

Frozen Pizza Reviews (Ranked top to bottom of my favorite)

  1. Newmans - From Paul Newman's foundation, it has just the right crust thickness for a thin crust pizza. I also appreciate the donations to charity.
  2. Uno's - The deep dish when done right, is delicous. Definitely bake it in the oven (30+ minutes) as per the directions in order to get the right pizza taste.
  3. Red Baron - Cheap and economical.
  4. California Pizza Kitchen - The sicilian style pizza is quite good.
  5. DiGiorno - It's a pretty good pizza when you are craving DiGiorno. I tend to cook it in a convection oven a few degrees cooloer and maybe 1-2 minutes less than instructed to get a more doughy crust. Occassionally I will add my own toppings as well.
  6. Toni's - Incredibly cheap pizza when you need a fix, I have seen it as low as $2.99. I feel eating these frequently is only worth it if they give away the free bowling tickets with each pizza.

Pizza Places (Ranked in no particular order)

Pizza controversy (NSFW)

The following topics may cause angst amongst you, coworkers, and family members. Discussing such topics may cause rifts and irreparable fractures in the workplace. For fear of backlash and unfathonable penalties, I do not have any comments on the following issues.
  1. Are you a fan of pinepple and ham on a pizza?
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  3. Is a pizza a casserole?
  4. Did you like Dominos in the 'before times' (around the 2010s or so when they changed their recipe)

Pizza Heroes

Every story needs and hero, and we have Pizza Mannnnnnn.

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