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passion4pizza

Pizza fans and webhosts of passion-4-pizza.com

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  • Location: Hudson Valley, NY
  • Favorite foods: Pizza
  • Last bite on earth: Probably Totonno's, or Umberto's grandma pizza

Open Thread: What's at the Top of Your Pizza Wish List?

@TXCraig and @pizzablogger: ME TOO!

Open Thread: What's at the Top of Your Pizza Wish List?

@CTMike and @PaulieGee: one of my favorite moments of pizza education was when Paulie and Mrs. Gee stopped at our house when I was making pizza at home. We were talking and I wasn't paying enough attention to the fire in the oven. Paulie looked over and said, "You don't like a hot oven?"

So add to my wish list - more time learning from the masters!

Open Thread: What's at the Top of Your Pizza Wish List?

I wish I could say that I stopped wishing when we got the mobile WFO, but it just opened up a whole new list!

Trip to Naples
Baking steel (sometimes ya just gotta make a pizza in the kitchen!)
A commercial prep kitchen

Poll: What's the Farthest You've Gone for Pizza?

We live in Ulster County, NY (although we haven't been home in eight months). We've had pizza in 20 states, and while it wasn't the primary purpose of the trip, the furthest away we've eaten pizza was India. And it was awful.

Do we win? TMI?

Open Thread: What Was Your Best Pizza of 2013?

Tough year for this question! We've been to Bianco's for the Rosa, and Il Dolce for several delicious pies (the dough is the key...)

But for most surprising find, Gotta be the ... MARGHERITA at Rosso in Santa Rosa, CA. A truly great Margherita - and I'm still trying to figure out why.

Poll: Do You Order Non-Pizza Items at Slice Joints?

this poll would have worked better with checkboxes rather than radio buttons.

Paulie Gee on Belief, Baltimore, and Being Your Own Boss (Part 1)

@PG: Red Rooster in Harlem? Gotta put that on my calendar. Except for a quick trip next month for our daughter's wedding, we won't be east of the Mississippi until June 2014. And except for one guy with a Fire Within mobile WFO, I have not found ANY good pizza in Lubbock!

Paulie Gee on Belief, Baltimore, and Being Your Own Boss (Part 1)

@AK: hope its not a liver pizza!

Hmm... chopped chicken liver pizza...call it Shmaltzing Matilda?

Paulie Gee on Belief, Baltimore, and Being Your Own Boss (Part 1)

Paulie, I can listen to (or read) you all day. You've been an inspiration and a big help to Lil and me since we first met (at Nomad).
Eagerly awaiting Part 2!

Dear Slice: Texas Pizza Summit II

We're in Texas (well, Lubbock anyway) and weren't at the summit! Wish we had been... sounds like it was terrific!

Hey Craig; we'll be here until September. I'd drive nine hours to make pizza with you...

Pizza Obsessives: Jimmy Coponi

@AdamKuban and @Pizzablogger: I remember a book entitled "Isaac Asimov's 100th Book" which was a catalog of the first 99. It didn't sell well, but it WAS a book...

Pizza Obsessives: Jimmy Coponi

Wow, haven't had this much fun in the comments section in years!

Pizza Obsessives: Jimmy Coponi

Come on, didn't you know everything when you were 17? Teenagers have always been arrogant and insufferable; this piece just shows that some things never change.

This is the kind of interview that makes me glad I'm old. Makes me glad my kids are grown up too.

Can you do another "Pizza Obsessives" interview with this kid in, say, ten years, after the world kicks his butt a few dozen times?

Troubling Pizza Trends in NYC

A possible solution for overcoming bad pizza:
Learn to make pizza and start a pizza business dedicated to quality and deliciousness.

Of course, it's easier if you get out of NYC...

Troubling Pizza Trends in NYC

A possible solution for overcoming bad pizza:
Learn to make pizza and start a pizza business dedicated to quality and deliciousness.

Of course, it's easier if you get out of NYC...

Los Alamos, CA: We Try Every Pizza at Full of Life Flatbread

We were there a couple of years ago... added some fuel to the debate (http://www.passion-4-pizza.com/full-of-life-flatbread.html) and really enjoyed it. We never figured out if it was pizza or not either!

New York Quintessentials: 12 Classic Pizza Joints You Should Know

Nothing wrong with your list, Niki - except for the omission of the single best remaining slice joint in the City of New York: New Park Pizza in Howard Beach. You coulda gone to 13; no one would have minded.

Nothing To Fear: Totonno's Is Still Using Their Original Coal Oven

@jimmyjo, your cereal boxes must be sublime.

Poll: Nuts on Pizza, Way or No Way?

@darklighter: the Rosa is the bomb! We make a version of it too, and a pear, gorgonzola, arugala and walnut pizza (I know, it's really a salad...)

Poll: Nuts on Pizza, Way or No Way?

@darklighter: the Rosa is the bomb! We make a version of it too, and a pear, gorgonzola, arugala and walnut pizza (I know, it's really a salad...)

My Best Slice, March

@PaulieGee - New Park well done is the best slice in ANY MONTH! I'm glad we moved up here to Ulster County, but damn, that looks good...

Pizza Hut Debuts 'Crazy Cheesy Crust'

Is it okay to post a comment to say "no comment"? This item is getting WAY too much press.

Totonno's is Officially Back in Business!

This is our favorite pizza on Earth. Thank God, indeed.

Letters to Totonno's: Pete Wells, Allison Robicelli, Cookie Cimineri, and Others on America's Church of Pizza

Like Paulie, Totonno's turned the light on for us too, in terms of what pizza could be. I went to high school within walking distance (on a nice day) and never knew Totonno's was there. Discovering it as an adult who thought he knew good pizza - what a revelation. That this was just about the beginning blows us both away. Lillian never liked char before this! It's true: only God makes better pizza. We can't wait to get back down to Brooklyn - it'll be a great day of Totonno's and Paulie Gee's!

Poll: Is it Pizza?

If we begin with the Peter Reinhart definition of pizza: "a flat bread with stuff on it," we have a wider range (which allows me to include dessert pizza when I ordinarily would not. Pizza-flavored things are not pizza.

By the way, has anyone else noticed the proliferation of things now referred to as "Tuscan" with exactly the same flavorings that used to be called "pizza-flavored"?

Kosher Pizza - Why does it suck?

*Politically Incorrect Alert - no disrespect intended!*

I've often wondered why, when the basic ingredients of pizza are all easily found kosher (almost all mozzarella is made without animal rennet), I have never tasted good, or even edible, kosher pizza. There's good kosher chinese, why not pizza? My primary conclusion is that, while your basic New York Jew is an expert on Chinese food (so many Christmas Eve dinners...) the people who make kosher pizza do not respect the pizza craft.

We've recently learned that there is a kosher pizzeria with a wood-fired oven that aspires to pizza goodness in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (Basil - www.basilny.com) - have any of you been there yet?

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