In the Kitchen
Verona, Italy –With one gold medal more than last year, Italy improved its share of the medals to defeat Spain 12-3 in the duel between the world's best extra virgin olive oils this week in Verona.
Toronto – Two-thirds of food and beverages tested by a group of Ontario researchers, including baby foods and products marketed as healthy, were found to contain added sugar. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
France – A high dietary intake of cured and processed meats, such as ham and salami, is linked to worsening asthma symptoms, reveals research published online in the journal Thorax.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario and Centennial College joined forces in November to showcase designated Italian foods by holding a week of chef workshops kicked off by a one-day food symposium.
Canada – A culinary byproduct generally considered to be nuisance waste has discreetly entered the menus of cutting-edge restaurants. Next year, there will be a whole lot more of it. Macleans reports. | READ MORE
When I was a child, my father told me to eat my vegetables first because they were the worst part of the meal and it was good to get them out of the way. I’m probably not alone. Many baby boomers have been raised to think of vegetables as a necessary evil instead of the main event.
This recipe appears courtesy of Robyn Gleason, @simplyfreshdinners, and was developed for Chickapea Pasta.
This vegan, gluten-free winter pizza showcases butternut squash roasted along with a head of garlic and processed until it turns into a smooth, creamy sauce. One Green Planet has the recipe. | READ MORE
Here is a white pizza recipe featuring shiitake mushrooms from The Tiffin Box, courtesy Mushrooms Canada. | READ MORE
This pasta recipe, featuring pine nuts and farfalle pasta, appears courtesy of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.
Toronto – If you're looking to add a fruit or dessert to your menu, check out this innovative recipe, which comes courtesy of 2013 Canadian Pizza Chef of the Year Rocco Agostino of Pizzeria Libretto in Toronto in co-operation with the Wild Blueberry Association of North America.
New York – The chefs at Wild, a farmhouse-chic eatery in New York City, offer a completely gluten-free menu (save for one ravioli dish) and specialize in pizza. Here is their recipe for Skinny Bitch Pizza. In-Style reports. | READ MORE
Simcoe, Ont. – "Real" sourdough is relatively easy to make, maintain and work with, writes chef Alan Dumonceaux. Find out how in the latest issue of our sister magazine Bakers Journal. | READ MORE
Toronto – Chef Paolo Cacciani of Rome shares pasta-making tips at Centitalia, a food forum recently hosted by the ICCO and Centennial College's Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts program in Toronto.
Are your customers tired of the same old vegetable toppings on your menu? Maybe they are asking for something new or a variation of something old? Perhaps they’d like something with a bit more flavour?
Toronto – Watch how Za Pizzeria in Toronto makes turkey and cranberry pizza.
Woodbridge, Ont. – Learn how to make a smooth pizza dough ball from professional pizza chef Roberto Federici.
In this video from Insider, bakers dive into an oven to bake lavash, a type of flatbread that originated in Armenia.
Las Vegas, NV – Hobart has announced it will give away a custom-painted Legacy HL662 Pizza Mixer valued at $20,000 during the 2017 International Pizza Expo next week in Las Vegas.
Spicing up pizza toppings with ethnic influences was a noticeable trend from ingredient exhibitors at this year’s Canadian Pizza Show, but it was simplicity that won over the judges in the Canadian Pizza magazine Chef of the Year competition, which saw a repeat champion showcasing a very modern-world pie.
I’ve had the honour and privilege of judging for the International Pizza Challenge and finals at the annual Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, and I’ve also judged in Italy and France. I’m often asked about how a pizza is evaluated. While most competitions have their own distinct rules, after years of experience, I’ve incorporated my own methods into the guidelines for each event.
Charlottetown – An entrepreneur in Prince Edward Island has developed a fry-cutting machine that can cut 23 kilograms, or 50 pounds, of potatoes in less than a minute. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Salinas, CA – California oven manufacturer Forno Bravo has updated the Intertek certification in Canada of its wood- and gas-burning commercial pizza ovens and wood-burning residential pizza ovens.
Canadian Pizza magazine’s annual pizza party, held Oct. 19 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont., provided a trifecta of attractions: a trade show tailored to the pizza industry, an educational program aimed squarely at helping operators thrive and a competition stage that delivered on excitement.
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International Pizza ExpoMon Mar 27, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Traditional pizza-making courseMon Apr 10, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Bakery CongressSun Apr 23, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
SIAL CanadaTue May 02, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
FIPAN 2017Tue Jul 25, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Canadian Pizza ShowMon Oct 16, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm