Posts Tagged ‘ohio’

Local Quality, Local Baking

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It’s been a fabulous summer here in Athens, Ohio. I have the wonderful opportunity to pick from a fantastic array of local products for my baking retinue. Here is a video of a few things that me and my team bake with ingredients grown right here. I am very thankful that we have such great farmers in this region who make our far-flung college town one of the best places to make food in.  In my next blog entry, I’ll show you the dedicated farmers and farms that make up the backbone of Athens County food economy.




Kids Really do Make the Best Pizzas!


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In my almost forty years in restaurants, I’ve never had as much fun as being sous chef to a bunch of kids. This summer, I teamed up with Jan and Kip, the managers of the Athens Farmers Market to show these youngsters how to make pizza in a high-heat oven. They amazed me at their culinary prowess and insight to make their best pizza creations- (In fact the only one who dropped their pizza ((twice)) was me.)

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Game Changer: Nothing compliments pepperoni more than…meatballs!

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and nothing brings a smile to a kids face more than tossing a dough.

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Here’s a beautiful pizza in a non-traditional form just the way it was meant to be made!

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From forming the crust…

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to loading the oven fast and confidently…

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…these great pizza makers really brought their “A” game.

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That’s right, check this great pie out!

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But more than the pizza, nothing beats the look of a kid who knows they just made a killer pizza!

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So adieu until next summer my excellent pizza chefs, keep firing up those delicious pizzas!

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A special thanks to Kip and Jan, some real special people who run the Athens Farmers Market and to Torrey and Dane, you guys rock!

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Can you believe a kid made this pie? Newsflash to all you so-called “pizza aficionado’s”, get ready, this younger generation is gonna drop a pizza bomb on you someday!