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Tony G. Makes us a Sicilian Pizza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 27 October 2011 Webisodes

In this webisode, Tony Gemignani shows us his take on a classic Sicilian-style pizza, such as found at only a few places in New York City, Brooklyn, and other east coast cities, and now at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco. This type of pizza, in which he first bakes the crust to set it and then tops it with sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and sausage for a final bake, is not unlike Genoa-style focaccia in thickness and crumb structure. As with all his pizzas, Tony has a special oven dedicated to baking only Sicilian pizzas in order to properly control the bottom and top heat. Wait till you see the beautiful underskirt of this pizza, shown very briefly towards the end of video. As always, a terrific educational and delicious moment, thanks to Tony G.

 

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