Taste potential menu items at the NRA Show

This is the sixth story in an eight-part series about the NRA Show Looking to sign a deal with a new food and beverage vendor? Well, you might be able to learn a thing or two from those exhibiting at...

The coming crush of commodities costs

Expect some commodities costs to rise before year's end and continue well into 2006. But unlike years past, cheese won't be the culprit for food-cost woes.

New study backs pizza sauce's cancer-fighting ability

999Today.com: A study conducted by the Pharmacology Institute in Milan, Italy, found that people who ate pizza once or several times a week were less likely to get cancer than those who didn't. The study monitored the eating habits of...

Arctic blast could revive fresh tomato shortage

The Palm Beach Post: After a hurricane-induced lag in the tomato crop slimmed supplies, restaurant operators in Florida have paid up to $50 for a 25-pound case of tomatoes. And though prices were down to a more palatable $15 a box in mid-December, thanks to the return of the Florida tomato crop, the weather is threatening again.

A slice of New York

First-ever New York Pizza Show draws international crowd and serves up surprise controversies.

Ohioan slices field at pizza contest

New York Daily News: He came, he tossed and he conquered. Amid a whirl of flour and the scent of tomato sauce, Bryan Edler swept the first round of the U.S.

The right pizza sauce

A perfect pizza sauce is no accident. The skilled blending of flavors and freshness is necessary for high quality and consistency.

Italian study finds eating pizza may lower heart attack risk

The Independent: Institute of Pharmacological Research in Milan, Italy, discovered, in a survey of 1,000 people, that those who ate pizza at least twice a week were at the lowest risk of heart attack — with about half the risk...

Not your ordinary pizza

Boston Globe: Though they don't open their doors until midday, the pizza-making at Penguin Pizza in Boston starts at 7 a.m. Duck must be braised; mango-pineapple salsa made; barbecue sauce simmered; and plum tomato sauce stewed.

6-year-old wins national contest for most creative pizza recipe

LOS ANGELES — Six-year-old Cameron Bergan showed a panel of celebrity judges — including California Pizza Kitchen co-founders and co-chief executive officers Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax — that age isn't a prerequisite for culinary creativity. Bergan's Spaghetti and Meatballs...

Food Network stages national pizza competition at Angelina's Pizza and Deli

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — Angelina's Pizza and Deli was selected as the backstage site for the Food Network's first-ever national pizza competition, which the network is hosting as part of the Great Big Food Show at the IX Center Nov. 12-14, according to a news release.

Red alert!

Like cheese and toppings prices, the cost of fresh tomatoes is pinching pizza operators' profits.

Iowa couple launches kosher cheese and pizza business

The Waukon Standard: When Yosef and Bluma Abrams traded their big-city life for a farm and dairy business they found a niche they could fill in the kosher cheese and pizza industry. The traditional Jewish couple has developed their own...

Paradise Tomato Kitchens adds Haney to mgmt. team, broadens culinary services

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Thomas E. Haney, formerly vice president of technical services at Flavorite Laboratories, has been named research and development special projects director at specialty tomato sauce maker Paradise Tomato Kitchens.

Pizza sauce maker Paradise Tomato Kitchens expands into former Frito-Lay plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Custom tomato sauce maker Paradise Tomato Kitchens Inc. has bought the former Frito-Lay Inc.

Manguno added to Paradise Tomato Kitchens management team

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—All-season-fresh tomato sauce processor, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, has added Monte Manguno to its executive team. According to a news release, Manguno is the former vice president of sales and marketing for Flavorite Labs.

Red Gold celebrates second anniversary since purchasing Calif. co-op

ORESTES, Ind.--This year marks the second anniversary of Red Gold LLC's purchase of the business and brand labels of the California co-op Tri-Valley Growers. According to a news release, the acquired branded product lines include REDPACK, TERESA, Sacramento, Tuttorosso, iL Migliore and Glorietta.

Israelis claim 100-meter pizza is world's longest

TEL AVIV—Citizens of conflict-mired Israel were given a welcome respite from their troubles on Monday as chefs in Tel Aviv cooked a giant pizza they hope will break a world record for length. According to Channel News Asia, the event drew hundreds of members of Herzliya locals together to make the 100-meter (109.4 yards) pie.

Japanese cook named Naples' best pizza maker

NAPLES, Italy -- A Japanese man took this year's title of best pizza maker at an annual pizza festival held here. According to Kyodo News, Makoto Onishi, 23, made a basic pie of tomato sauce and mozzarella that beat competitors' from several countries, including Italy.

Wunder-bar 'spins' pizza saucer at NRA show

CHICAGO -- Foodservice equipment maker Wunder-bar showed off its new pizza sauce applicator at the recent National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show. According to Wunder-bar Vice President Bret Blake, the machine can be preset to handle four sizes of pizzas...

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