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Even More on Pizza Pilgrims — a Book!

We’ve been following the rise of Pizza Pilgrims for a while — from the first time we saw that they had installed a Forno Bravo pizza oven on the back of a Piaggo Ape three-wheeler to cater great pizza on the streets of London. And they have built up a lot of press and a nice following. So what’s next?

A book deal!

According to www.thebookseller.com,

London street food stars the Pizza Pilgrims have been snapped up by HarperCollins following a heated auction for their first cookbook.

Carole Tonkinson, publisher for Harper NonFiction, bought world rights for Pizza Pilgrims from Diana Beaumont at Rupert Heath Literary Agency.

You can read the whole entire article here.

A Forno Bravo Pizza Oven in a 1952 Chevy Pickup Truck

How cool is this.

If you look closely, right above the driver’s side windshield, you can see the chimney pipe and spark arrestor.

In their own words:

Pizza Luca offers on-site catering in the tri-state area, including Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties, Fairfield, CT, and Northern NJ. We’re also available for private engagements in New York City.

We follow all the guidelines for creating true, authentic Neapolitan pizza set by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (the association of true Neapolitan pizza) to ensure that every pie we make meets strict quality and authenticity requirements, including traditional techniques and equipment, and specialty ingredients.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we use efficient, aromatic hardwoods in our Napoletana-style oven to impart a unique, delicate flavor. Each pizza is made to order by hand, then cooked for 90 seconds in our 900-degree oven to create the perfect raised-edge crust, thin center, and authentic texture and taste other cooking methods can’t replicate.”

We approve!

That, and they get some really nice char on their pizzas. Here are a few pictures from their web site.

Embers Wood Fired Pizza Hits the Road

We received a really nice note from the guys at Embers Wood Fired Pizza in Steamboat Springs CO — and I wanted to share it with you.

Hi,

My name is Adam Mackey. I purchased an oven from you (casa2g100) about 5
months ago, mounted it on a trailer, and have started a mobile wood fired
oven catering company, “Embers Wood Fired Pizza” in Steamboat Springs, CO.
I am curious as to how I can be listed on your portable wood fired oven
directory.

Also wanted to say that the oven is amazing, and we have had an extremely
good experience so far at our local farmer’s market, with many, many happy
customers, so wanted to say thanks for the great customer service and the
amazing product.

Sincerely,

Adam Mackey
Owner/Chef, Embers Wood Fired Pizza

Isn’t that great? :-)

We’ll be adding them to the FB Via Portable Wood-Fired Catering directory, and we want to wish them the best of luck!