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Deep Dish 101 – Lesson 3 : Styles of Chicago Pizza and Maybe a Dough Recipe

Lesson 3 – Styles of Chicago Pizza and Maybe a Dough Recipe I was just working out what I was going to post for Lesson 3 when World Famous Pizza Master Tony Gemignani replied to a mini-rant that I had


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Nice Tomaters! – Rant #5 – Pizza Research Continues

Deep Dish Pizza Research has sparked my search for the ultimate canned tomatoes.   Flavor of canned tomatoes varies from brand to brand and can often have differing amounts of freshness, sweetness, saltiness, acidity and other characteristics. Everyone has a


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Pizza Rant 4 – DISH DEEP OR RANT HARD

(I was going to call this rant ‘Rant Hard With A Vengeance’, but then I remembered – that was the 3rd movie) In one of my earlier rants about Pizzeria Uno, I briefly mentioned a difference between the original location


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The Long Awaited – Pizza Rant #3 – A Crusty Rant

You’ve waited long enough.. here it is: Good day, and welcome to Rant #3 – THE CRUST: Deep Dish Dough and the Pequod’s Confusion: To start, I should explain the main difference between a Basic (or New York style) pizza


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PIZZA RANT 2.6 – The Cornmeal Rant

PIZZA RANT 2.6 – (rant #3 is coming soon, I swear!) PAT “Pasquale” BRUNO! I’m CALLING YOU OUT! I am by no means the first person to correct this misconception about Deep Dish Pizza dough, and I’m sure I won’t


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