Pizza Today - June 2024 - 3

Commentary with Jeremy White
Summer's Bounty
M
any chefs light up when they talk about
fresh summer produce. Th e bountiful
growing season yields so many wonderful
ingredients that allow them to execute high-level dishes at
peak performance. I mean, look no further than the glorious
tomato - one of the most important ingredients in
your entire arsenal as a pizza kitchen. Take a freshly grown
heirloom tomato and slice it right next to a hothouse tomato
your customers can purchase at the grocery store. Compare
the color, the texture, the fl avor. Th ey are two completely different
items that barely resemble one another, correct? One
is sweet, juicy, vibrant ... the other is a poor imposter that we
grudgingly make do with much of the year to put slices of
tomato on sandwiches or in salads.
Point being, now is the time gardens and farmer's markets
are lighting up with an array of colors, textures and tastes
that you can incorporate on your menu to make it pop. You
now have access to the freshest of the fresh. Now is the time
to fi re up some limited time off erings that will wow your
customers and give your kitchen staff a break from the
monotony by allowing them the freedom to create something
fun with this new palette available to them.
In his " On Deck " column this month, contributor Chris
Decker glows when he writes about the fresh vegetables
coming to market right now. He creates a visually stunning
pizza (check the photo on page 18) that features fresh
spinach, summer squash, zucchini and three types of edible
fl owers. You won't fi nd a prettier pizza on Instagram!
Speaking of Instagram, be sure to follow Pizza Today on
our favorite social media outlet. You can fi nd us there by
searching for @pizzatoday. In his column this month, after
detailing how he made the summer harvest pizza, Decker
asks you to get the freshest produce available to you locally,
make your own summer creation and post the result to
Instgram. When you do, tag us (@pizzatoday) as well as
Chris (@everythingbutanchovies) and use the hashtag
#ondeck.
Chris is excited to see what you come up with using his
pizza as inspiration. We are, too!
'Tis the season. Make the most of it.
Best,
Jeremy White
Editor In Chief
jwhite@pizzatoday.com
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JUNE 2024
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