Next Week, Tony Gemignani
In our never ending search to celebrate true pizza artisans and artisanship we’re very excited to announce that next week, on Sept. 1st., we begin our newest webisode series, this time featuring World Champion Pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani, owner of Tony’s Pizza Napolatana in San Francisco. Tony is already well known to many as the amazing, many times World Champion acrobatic dough tossing master, featured often on The Tonight Show, Letterman, and the Food Network. But not everyone knows that he is also the World Margherita Pizza Champion and, in our visit with him, he tells us all about how he did it. You’ll learn, as did we, what the judges looked for, the type of flour he used, the tricks that put him over the top and allowed him to beat the Naples and other Italian pizzaiolos on their own home turf. He’ll also take us on a road trip to the tomato fields where we’ll harvest tomatoes with one of his main suppliers, Stanislaus Tomatoes (as pizzeria owners know, one of the most beloved of all sauce brands). Finally, we’ll also get to see inside his SF pizzeria where he makes every style of pizza and has a different oven for each style (he recently opened a similar place in NYC called 900 Degrees, so our east coast followers can get to taste his pizzas there). This is a great series and will run for a number of weeks. It all begins on Sept. 1st — you’re going to love it!
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Pizza Quest Info
Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.
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