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Steve Dolinsky, author of 'Pizza City USA' and founder of Pizza City USA Tours, talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday.

Steve Dolinsky, author of 'Pizza City USA' and founder of Pizza City USA Tours, talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday.
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United States

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Steve Dolinsky, author of 'Pizza City USA' and founder of Pizza City USA Tours, talks to some of the nation's greatest pizza makers, shop owners, pizzaiolos and other legends about their true passion. Discover how they got into the business, what they learned along the way, and how they came up with their delicious recipes. New episodes are available every other Friday.

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English

Contact:

773-552-1377


Episodes

Episode 6 - Matthew Hyland - Pizza Loves Emily, Emmy Squared, Violet (NYC)

3/15/2019
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Steve talks with Matthew Hyland, the chef/owner of three unique pizzerias in New York: Pizza Loves Emily, Emmy Squared and Violet. Hyland met his wife in college, in Rhode Island, and their mutual love of pizza has turned into a successful series of businesses. At Pizza Loves Emily in Brooklyn, they focus on wood-fired artisan pies; at Emmy Squared (with locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Nashville) it’s all about Detroit-inspired square pies with caramelized cheese borders. Their latest...

Duration:00:26:21

Episode 5 - Dave Lichterman - Windy City Pie & Breezy Town Pizza (Seattle)

3/1/2019
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Steve travels to Seattle to talk with former Chicagoan Dave Lichterman, a computer science engineer who worked for Amazon for about eight years before deciding to pursue his lifelong passion of pizza making. Dave has two businesses – Windy City Pie and Breezy Town Pizza – where he and his staff experiment with homemade giardiniera, cooked pineapple, sausage ground in-house and candied bacon as toppings, while also using all-natural sourdough starters and other artisan techniques to create...

Duration:00:23:30

Episode 4 - Wes Pikula - Buddy's (Detroit)

2/15/2019
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In this episode, Steve talks with Wes Pikula, the VP of Operations at Buddy’s, a Detroit institution, where “Detroit style” pizza was born in 1946. Pikula has been with the company since 1975; it has spawned dozens of imitators across the country. The rectangular pie - made in a deep pan the original cooks found via the local auto industry – picks up flavor from not only the well-seasoned pans, but also from the higher fat brick cheese and assertive pepperoni that are embedded into the dough...

Duration:00:21:22

Episode 3 - Justin Bazdarich - Speedy Romeo (NYC)

2/1/2019
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Steve talks with Justin Bazdarich, the owner/founder of Speedy Romeo, with two locations in New York City. Justin is originally from Kansas, but his father was from St. Louis, so all of those visits to Imo’s over the years led to an appreciation of Provel cheese. Even though he has worked for chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, opening several of his restaurants all over the world, he always loved pizza. When he opened his own place about seven years ago, he committed to making an...

Duration:00:26:28

Episode 2 - Rich Labriola - Labriola (Chicago)

1/18/2019
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Steve stays home in Chicago to talk to the man behind his favorite deep-dish pizza: Rich Labriola. Labriola grew up in the South suburbs, and his father, Danny, ran a pizza joint (thin, tavern-style only). Rich got into the baking business and in 1993, opened Labriola Baking, an artisan commercial bakery, which at one point sold bread to many of Chicago’s best restaurants. He sold the business in 2008, launching a suburban restaurant called Labriola Café and Neapolitan Pizza. But the draw of...

Duration:00:29:25

Episode 1 - Daniele Uditi - Pizzana (L.A.)

1/4/2019
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Steve travels to Los Angeles to talk with Daniele Uditi, the Pizzaiolo at Pizzana, in Brentwood. Uditi comes from a small, Italian village, where he first learned how to bake with his “auntie” but later, came to America and worked at various restaurants, before settling on his own style of pizza – a kind of artisan-meets-Neapolitan, with a slightly lower oven temperature than traditional Neapolitans, that results in a slightly longer baking time. A chance meeting with actor Chris O’Donnell...

Duration:00:26:24

Pizza City Trailer

1/2/2019
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Coming January 4th, a new podcast from Steve Dolinsky, the author of "Pizza City USA" and Co-founder of Pizza City USA Tours. Shows run every other Friday, and will feature some of the greatest pizza makers in the world.

Duration:00:01:00