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Domenico Crolla’s Awesome Pizza Video

The other night, I found out the secret of Pizza Master Domenico Crolla.

Domenico has just achieved the title Italian Cuisine Master Chef by (ICMC) last year and owns some of the best restuarants in the world like Bella Napoli and Pizza Couture in Scotland. Hel…oops…Heck, he’s even made pizza for the Pope. (That’s Pope Benedict not a guy named Fred Pope from the auto department at Sears.)

Check out all Domenico has achieved over the years.

Italian Chef Wars 2007, Las Vegas

International Pizza Challenge 2007, Las Vegas

UK Pizza Designer Award 2006, 2008, 2009

UK Gold Award Pizzeria 2008, 2009 & 2010

UK Gold Award Italian Restaurant 2007,2008

Head Judge at PizzaExpo, Las Vegas 2008,2009, 2010, 2011 

UK judge at Italy’s Campionato Mondiale della Pizza 2008, 2009, 2010

Chef to Pope Benedict XV1 during his visit to Glasgow in 2010

‘Birra Moretti’ Champion Pizza Chef 2010

World’s most expensive pizza record holder with: Pizza Royale 007

Recipient of the 2011 ‘Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards’.

Certified as Italian Cuisine Master Chef (ICMC) ad honorem by Accademia Barilla, Parma, Italy

Pretty cool huh, but this recently uncovered video shows the secret to his success!

Don’t tell anyone you saw this.


So is he a wizard? A warlock? You make the call!


A Year in the Pizza Life, 2010 (Part 2)

Here are some more pictures of people, places and pizza from my life in Athens, Ohio and around the world, 2010. I hope you enjoy them.

Four different types of schiacciata, all delicious

Team acrobatics during the World Pizza Championships

Local freshwater scampi pizza

Bruno di Fabio with his pizza that won "Best of" at Pizza Expo

Domenico Crolla's Chanterelle pizza (I couldn't just let it sit there)

Italian pizza competitors, World Pizza Championships

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Chorizo Pizza

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Joe Carlucci, winner of 2010 Pizza Pizzaz at the North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show, Columbus, Ohio

Stuffed spingtime fougasse with Amish asparagus, mustard, ricotta, pistachio

Chicken Yakitori Pizza


The Goon preparing six appetizers in the Heinz Beck Trophy competition, Italy

Pizza romana in Rome, Italy


Kids love pizza, and the Goon loves being very, very uncool!

Tomato and squash fresh from the field (note the floured pizza shoe)

Where we stayed in Positano, Italy

Loads of Turkish-style Pide (Pi-DAY)

Eric Corbin, expert pizza acrobat (Placed third in the world with a broken foot)

Mid-summer organic schiacciata

Late fall meaball pizza with Alto Cucina tomatoes, basil and local chorizo-peppered bacon meatballs

The Goon and his soldiers foraging for woodland edibles

A boat-load of Amish aspargus fresh from the field

Bruno and an Italian autograph seeker, World Pizza Competition (Nice shirt)

Local ham and bacon bialy with cilantro and aged cheddar

The winning pizza (pre oven) at the International Pizza Challenge

Joel Fair, General Manager of Avalanche Pizza, with his curry fougasse

Pizza a due chef at the World Pizza Championship

Three Sisters pizza (Yes it's cooked; the light was tremendous)

Me and Gigi, my Italian pizza oven judge

Giuseppe with our "Alici Marinati" or marinated anchovies, Positano, Italy

Probably the greatest pizza chef in the world, Tony Gemignani

Big ass bread, my Flinstone Wheel

Pete Shew from Shews Orchard with late season persimmons

Springtime aspargus and prosciutto pizza (With a nod to Tony Gemignani)

What a small-time pizza guy sees when he looks down.