'The Pieman's Craft' on Serious Eats

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

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 here. 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? More

The Pieman's Craft: Paulie Gee's 'Egyptian Move' Pizza-Dough-Stretching Technique

If you follow along in the Slice comments section, you may have seen talk of Paul "Paulie Gee" Giannone's Egyptian move dough-stretching technique. When we visited Paulie to chat pizza recently, we asked him to demonstrate. You'll see it's a bit different from the dough-stretching moves that other pizza-makers featured on these pages have used. Paulie simply opens up the dough a bit and lets it hang off the side of the make table, outsourcing some of the stretching to good ol' gravity. Peep the vid above for the skinny. More

The Pieman's Craft: Pulino's Breakfast Pizza with Nate Appleman

For this installment of the Pieman's Craft, we talked to Nate Appleman of Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria in New York City to see how he makes the Salsiccia, one of the signature breakfast pizzas there. An indulgent pie perfect for sharing in the morning or at brunch, it's topped with mozzarella and grana padano cheeses, bacon, sausage uncannily reminiscent of the Jimmy Dean variety, and a couple of eggs. More

NYC Wine & Food Fest Planning a Blow-Out Pizza Party Event for 2010?

An interesting tweet from Lee Schrager, the man behind the NYC Wine & Food Festival: @Lee_Schrager: "what are your fav pizza places in NY? we are lining them up now for Pizza Party at #NYCWFF this October..wouldnt Rocco be a great host?" Very intriguing. If you're familiar with the Wine & Food Festival (sort of a South by Southwest of food), this should bring to mind such hot-ticket NYCWFF events as the annual Rachael Ray Burger Bash (which also takes place at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival) and last year's Meatball Madness party. While there are hundreds of... More

Una Pizzarino: Anthony Mangieri and Motorino's Mathieu Palombino to Form Pizza Supergroup for Pieman's Craft Events

Kuban)" alt="The UPN Process: Bringing the Pie Out (by Adam "Slice"<br />Kuban)" width="500" height="335"> The Pieman's Craft event is almost surely your last chance to get an Anthony Mangieri–produced pie from this oven. When I talked to Anthony Mangieri a few months ago about once again hosting the Serious Eats–Slice Pieman's Craft events during the New York City Wine & Food Festival on October 10 and 11, his only hesitation was that he might be selling Una Pizza Napoletana to Motorino's Mathieu Palombino and his partners. He swore me to secrecy, and I honored his request. Well, as we... More

A Different Kind of Flag Cake for the Fourth of July

Photograph from 17 and Baking If you're tired of the typical berry-dotted Flag Cake, Elissa of 17 and Baking has a creative Fourth of July dessert recipe for you: layered hidden flag cake! The flag, featuring an outer blue ring of cake, only appears when you cut into the cake. Elissa explains how to construct the cake and shares a recipe for cream cheese frosting. [via @bakingbites] Related 4th of July: What's on Your Menu? Celebrating July Fourth with a Plop (Not a Bang) A Fruitful Crisp for the 4th of July... More

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