A Passion for Pizza

Jeff Varasano, a New York pizza chef in Atlanta, shares his love of pizza and pizza making. In this extensive page, he breaks down every ingredient and procedure to explain why each step is important. Then he displays different pies and critiques them.
The quality of the ingredients is very important. I have scoured the lands, trying every brand of flour, tomato and cheese I could find. I've had cheese flown in, paying $75 for enough cheese for just one round of pies, I've even made my own cheese from scratch, starting with just milk. I've tasted every brand of tomato I could find and peeled and blanched my own from local tomato growers. And theses things do make a difference. But there's just no getting around the simple truth of 'the big three' - High heat, good natural yeast, and mixing technique. Getting these right will cover a lot of sins and getting these wrong will screw up the best ingredients.

Varasano even praises and ranks other pizzerias and gives directions to them! Link -via reddit

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I tried to check the world pizza tour video link to see good pizza near me and it took me to this red flag site that said it was dangerous. Please Neatorama don't link to virus sites!
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This looks nice and everything, but I am like one Mr. H. Simpson, " less artsy, more fartsy!". I found on you tube these guys, the bar b q pit boys, who make brick oven pizza by putting bricks in a weber bar b q grill. Looks super simple, just the way I like it. But no disrespect inteneded to this fine article.
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http://pizzanj.net has a similar approach, breaking down each ingredient. They had Anthony Mangieri help them put their pizza together. If you know pizza, you know Mangieri. Pizza at this place is amaaaazing
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