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Pizza Talk: The Yodi’s are Back with Dueling Calzones

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 Pizza Talk

John Arena and Brian Spangler, our Pizza Yodi’s, both passionately love calzones, so they decided to have a little throw down in this episode and show us two distinct ways to make a traditional calzone: baked and deep fried. As always with the Yodi’s, this episode is like a Master Class in technique, history, and context (did you know that the word refers to a pair of baggy pants? I didn’t). Lots to love about this episode and, most likely, you will all be craving a calzone after watching these two pizza giants show us how it’s done.

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Crust and Crumb
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