A Great New Use for A Shower Cap – Part II

Okay, so the craziest thing just happened to me. I arrived home to find a padded envelope sitting on my porch waiting for me. I opened up the manila sleeve and to my surprise, a fan of the blog had sent me a SET of “shower caps” which had actually been manufactured for the exact use I was using a real shower cap for! They came in all sorts of fun sizes with all sorts of fun food printed on them.

Come to find out, bowl covers are quite common! In fact, there is even a local company called Green Feet that sells them for six bucks (complete with fun fruit print). Check them out and check mine out below.  Thanks, you North-Eastern pizza fan! And for anyone else out there considering sending me pizza related presents, there’s never been a better time than now – send them my way! I won’t mind 🙂

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Pizza Stone Resources

Whether you are looking for square, round, thick, or even made for BBQs, here is a good list of pizza stones you may want to check out.

Baking Stone, 14 x 16 x 7/8 in Thick, No Lead Fire Brick Material – CordieriteLarger Image

Baking Stone, 14 x 16 x 7/8 in Thick, No Lead Fire Brick Material – Cordierite. Perfect for snall restaurants and bars. Ideal where hearth baking is not possible. Keeps pizzas warm in heated display cases. Made of Corderite; a no lead fire brick material. FDA approved for oven use. Perfect thickness and porosity for heat retention.

Old Stone Oven Pizza Grill Stone Shaped For Weber BBQ GrillOld Stone Oven Pizza Grill Stone Shaped For Weber BBQ Grill 4471

Give a delicate crispy, restaurant-quality crust to any pizza, focaccia or bread on your backyard Weber grill using this Old Stone Oven™ Pizza Stone. These were the first baking stones introduced in 1973 and are still considered the best by pizza experts, including Cook’s Illustrated Magazine (October, 2003) where they ranked #1.

Kitchen Supply Company’s Pizza Grill Stone can be used to line your Weber barbecue grill for a true stone hearth effect without the weight of one heavy stone. Brown box includes a recipe booklet.

Kitchen Supply Old Stone Oven Baking Tiles, Set of 6Kitchen Supply Old Stone Oven Baking Tiles, Set of 6

Over 25 years ago the Old Stone Oven Company first introduced the original baking stone for home use, designed by international pizza expert, Pasquale Bruno. It is still the best on the market. It has a porosity and heat retention that is unmatched for giving a delicate crispy, restaurant-quality crust to any pizza, focaccia or bread in a standard home oven. Stone is a pure ceramic product made of clays fired at over 2000-degrees Fahrenheit. Set of 6 Tiles, 6-inch by 6-inch each. Use tiles individually or together for just the right size for you recipe. Can be used in the Oven, Toaster Ovens or can also be used in the microwave by preheating for 5 minutes. Perfect for recrisping last night’s pizza, baking frozen pizza slices or made-from-scratch mini-pizzas. Complete instructions and recipes are included. Made in the USA.

Old Stone Oven 16″ Round Pizza StoneOld Stone Oven Pizza Stone Round

Our Old Stone Oven 16″ Round Pizza Stone is a great choice for making outstanding pizza with a crispy crust. Old Stone Oven Pizza Stones are also great for evenly baking breads, rolls, and even some cookies.

Central Milling: Now Shipping to You and Me!

cmillingCentral Milling, a company I choose over Giusto’s, King Arthur’s, and all others, is now set up to ship flour to the likes of you and me. For years, the good people at Central Milling have been supplying commercial baking establishments all over the west coast as well as filling the bags of Whole Foods‘ 365 brand flour. They have an INSANE list of organic and traditional flours to choose from, and with the advent of the flat rate shipping box from the USPS, they have an easy and convenient way to get their fine product directly from the mill to your front door. It doesn’t get much more fresh than that!

If you’d like to check out their wide array of flours, check out the 2009 Product Listing.

If you’d like to order up some flour for your very own, send an email to Nick at ngiusto@centralmilling.com or call him at (707) 849-6788 and he will get it straight in the mail for you.

If enough of us home enthusiasts are interested in his flours, we may be able to offer a “In Search of the Perfect Pie Coupon”. I guess we’ll just have to see what everyone thinks 🙂

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of your experience with these new flours. Thanks!

-Ryan

The Official Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Instructional Video – No Really!

This video is bizarre, but manages to have some interesting information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Lj2A0N25I

Giusto’s Organic Ultimate Performance High Gluten Unbleached Bread Flour – Works Great for Pizza Too!

While I’m on the topic of flour – If ever you are looking to have a little more precise control over the protein percentages in your flour, or if you are looking for great organic pizza making flour, check out my friend’s company: Giusto’s Vita-Grain Flour. They supply LOTS of commercial bakers and restaurants up here in Northern California, but the public can order their AWESOME flours off the website. They also carry organic spices, sweeteners, oils, and more. Give them a try and I’m sure you’ll never go back 🙂

The Tools of the Trade

I’ve been shopping online lately and wanted to share a few of the better pizza supply stores I’ve come across. Use these sites to get everything you need from trays and screens to peels and stones. A few of these places can send you ingredients which may be nice if you are looking for that special ‘OO’ flour or a certain brand of stewed tomatoes. Check them out and happy shopping!

Pizza Toolshttp://www.pizzatools.com/ – Exactly what the name implies. They’ve got all the essentials when it comes to the tools of the trade.

Mission Restaurant Supplyhttp://www.missionrs.com/pizza-supplies.html – These guys have all the tools you’d ever need but since they are a restaurant supply shop, they’ve also got fun things like pizza delivery bags, boxes, and other more restauranty items. Who knows! Maybe you’re looking to travel with pie?

Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.http://www.pennmac.com/page/27 – These guys have a few tools, but they specialize in ingredients mostly. Many of the better cheeses, flours, tomatoes, etc, can be found right here.

Sourdoughs Internationalhttp://www.sourdo.com/ – I’ve written about these guys before, but you’ve REALLY got to get some sourdough starter from these guys. It’s awesome and your mouth will hank you.

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