Pizza Today - September 2022 - 21

F
or those that know me, pizza
is life but sports are LIFE.
I started playing various
sports as a kid and have continued
an active lifestyle into adulthood. I
mean, you have to with all the pizza!
The first thing coaches ingrain in
you are warm-ups and cool downs.
They might not harp on them like
they do technique or other elements,
but it is the first and last thing you
do in every practice or session no
matter what the activity of the day is.
For the body, warm-ups are essential
to prime the body for any major
activity and cool downs help with
recovery and both build endurance.
Now, you might be thinking how in
the heck or why is she talking about
sports when this is about all things
pizza and dough. Well, heat and cold
play as crucial a role in great tasting
dough as it does in performing in
peak athletics. You wouldn't want to
sprint the first mile in a marathon
without properly warming up and
you also wouldn't want to make a
dough and then cook it right out
of the mixer. Both require time and
proper temperature control.
Fermentation requires a few
ingredients, but the major one
is yeast. The strain of yeast we are
most preoccupied with, Saccharomyces
cerevisiae, is most active
between 85 and 95 F. Anything
above 110 degrees and it will begin
to die and the clock starts ticking in
regards to longevity. Before I even
mix a batch of dough, I am thinking
about temperature. This is the
one factor that will play a crucial
role in not just proper fermentation
but also flavor development. During
fermentation many things are happening
at once. Yeasts are looking
for simple sugars to eat so they can
reproduce, and different bacteria are
also looking for food so that they
can also survive. There are many
bacteria fighting it out for dominance,
especially within sourdough,
but Lactobacillus is the primary one
we analyze because this bacterium
produces lactic acid which is where
we get a lot of the flavor in our
dough, aside from salt. While both
yeast and bacteria are looking to
survive, enzymes are breaking down
complex sugars into simple sugars
providing more food for yeast.
The yeast produces alcohol and
Lactobacillus bacteria create lactic
acid. As long as there is a food
source available, they will continue
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Pizza Today - September 2022

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - September 2022

Commentary
Digital
Conversation
Mike's Monthly Tip
Man on the Street
Building Blocks
On Deck
Knead to Know
Destinations
Holiday Gift Cards
Pyramid of Hospitality
It's a Party Season
Veggie Pizzas
Versatile Pasta Shapes
Seafood Pizzas
Seafood Pizza
End-of-Year Tax Prep
National Pizza Month Planning
A Pizza and Pasta Northeast Preview
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - September 2022 - CT1
Pizza Today - September 2022 - CT2
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover1
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover2
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Commentary
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 4
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 5
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 6
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 7
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Digital
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 9
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Conversation
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 11
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Mike's Monthly Tip
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 13
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 15
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Building Blocks
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 17
Pizza Today - September 2022 - On Deck
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 19
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 21
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 22
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 23
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Destinations
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 25
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Holiday Gift Cards
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 27
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 28
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 29
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Pyramid of Hospitality
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 31
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 32
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 33
Pizza Today - September 2022 - It's a Party Season
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 35
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Veggie Pizzas
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 37
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Versatile Pasta Shapes
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 39
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 40
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 41
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Seafood Pizza
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 43
Pizza Today - September 2022 - End-of-Year Tax Prep
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 45
Pizza Today - September 2022 - National Pizza Month Planning
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 47
Pizza Today - September 2022 - A Pizza and Pasta Northeast Preview
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 49
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Product Showcase
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 51
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 53
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 54
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 55
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 56
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 57
Pizza Today - September 2022 - The Marketplace
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Pizza Today - September 2022 - 64
Pizza Today - September 2022 - 65
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover3
Pizza Today - September 2022 - Cover4
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