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    Posts written by Luke Siedow

    Luke Siedow
    Culinary Specialist, Alive & Kickin' Pizza Crust
    Not only is Luke a trained culinologist, but he has managed a successful pizzeria – and currently owns one! Luke brings value to a number of areas throughout Alive & Kickin’, including sales, culinary, and product showings – experience that makes him able to solve even the trickiest challenges operators face. Luke is also the face of Alive & Kickin’ in many of our demo videos!

    4 Ways to Prevent Weather and Temperature Shifts From Ruining Pizza Dough

    October 30 2019
    By Luke Siedow



    As seasons change, it’s important to consider how fluctuating air temperatures, shifting weather patterns, and dips in humidity negatively impact pizza dough. You can't control the weather, but you ...



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    August 7 2019

    Double, double, toil and trouble. Ovens burn, and crust bubble! OK, Shakespeare’s witches didn’t say that exactly. But they weren’t making pizza in a ...



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    July 10 2019

    In previous articles we explored how your pizzeria concept drives oven selection and how physical space may limit or expand your oven possibilities. ...



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    June 26 2019

    Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside — that’s crust nirvana for 40% of pizza lovers, yet crisp crust can be difficult to achieve ...



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    June 5 2019

    Farm-to-table: this relatively new concept is all the rage in the restaurant industry, as it represents a number of opportunities for operators to ...



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    May 1 2019

    The appeal of a wood-fired oven is unmistakable. Its high baking temperatures, wood fuel, and fast baking times test the finesse of skilled chefs, ...



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    April 3 2019

    Estimating your pizza dough needs is hardly a perfect science, and that often means leftovers in your kitchen. Instead of writing it off as an ...



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    March 6 2019

    Using pre-made dough balls is a valuable best practice for keeping your kitchen running efficiently and profitably. In this hands-on demonstration, ...



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    February 20 2019

    Where will you be March 4-7, 2019? If you’re remotely involved with the pizza industry, you’ll likely be at the world’s largest pizza industry trade ...



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    January 9 2019

    When ordering a pie in your pizzeria, patrons anticipate that first delicious bite. What they aren’t expecting is sinking their teeth into a burnt or ...



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