Posts Tagged ‘pizza competition’

International Pizza Expo 2012

Just last week, Joel Fair, Levi Myers and I decended upon Las Vegas to attend and compete at the International Pizza Expo. What a fabulous show (as usual, the best in the World!) We brought with us some fresh spelt flour from Shagbark Seed and Milling to give the pizza judges a taste of Ohio. Thanks to Brandon Jeager and Michelle Ajamian for milling this fab stuff for us.

We won Best Non-Traditional pizza in the Midwest and placed 3rd in the World!  All the pizza greats were there as well as a huge amount of chefs. The pizza challenge was fabuously run by Sean and Jackie Brauser and all the guys from Romeo’s!

 Here are some photo’s an pizzas from this fabulous event…and from what I remember, the Bellagio Casino still has my money.







Gastronomica Spring Issue

My story about finding truffles in Italy has now been published in Gastronomica’s spring 2012 Issue.

Dr. Lou Jacobs, Portland, Maine chiropractor featured in Gastronomica magazine

It’s a slice of life in those uber-intense days whilst competing at the World Pizza Competitions in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

In the spring edition of this fabulous quarterly magazine about food and culture, my story reveals what its like to endure the the challenges of cooking  in one of the most demanding competitions in the world.  It is also about finding the elusive Bianchetti truffle at a time of year when most truffles lay dormant. But can I answer that age-old question…

…is there really a “Truffle Mafia?” 

Find out in the new Gastronomica. Order one here. or check your favorite bookseller for the Spring 2012 Issue.