"Closed on Sundays," right out of the oven

October is National Pizza Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Every October, we in these United States celebrate America’s fave dish. Like we need an excuse to eat pizza, right?

National Pizza Month means we focus on the nitty gritty of pie-making. So, in the spirit of encouraging you to buy the book, make your pizza fresh and help a worthy cause, here’s what you can expect this month:


• a new recipe every few days, with pictures, video and full instructions
• two new episodes of my podcast, “The Pizza Dish
• reports on fun and interesting events, including the annual Slice Out Hunger in NYC
• and many other surprises!

If you have a recipe you’d like to share on the blog, please post it here in the comments or on the Facebook page. Cheers to delicious, gooey, foldable ‘za! — WP

PFG Digital Nominated for Multiple Awards!

Very excited to report that Pizza for Good has been nominated for the following awards:

We should start hearing soon about the results, so stay tuned. I’ll likely submit to a few more before the year is out, too.




[VIDEO] ‘Who the F*ck Made This?’: Italian Grandmothers Try Olive Garden

Why must we Americanize everything?

Pizza, Chinese and Italian food, to name a few, are often “dumbed down” for USA audiences. And to some of these Italian grandmothers, it shows.

From the HuffPo article:

Still, we think they’re a little rough on the breadsticks.

Really? They’re rough on everything, and with good reason. Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Pizza Hut, et. al., are factories that spit out lowest-common-denominator food for the masses.

Lesson: make your lasagna at home, with a watchful grandmother at your side.

Rosa's Pizza owner Mason Wartman standing in front of the gifted $1 post-it notes (photo credit: Mason Wartman via People.com)

Living Up to Philly’s Nickname ‘City of Brotherly Love’

(pictured above: Rosa’s Pizza owner Mason Wartman standing in front of gifted $1 post-it pizza coupons. photo credit: Mason Wartman via People.com)

Philadelphia has a very special joint called Rosa’s Pizza & Grill where patrons can purchase slices of pizza for homeless people for $1. To date, the restaurant has given away more than 10,000 slices of pizza. And some of the restaurant’s regulars have been able to pull themselves out of poverty to find work and a place to live.


Take a few minutes and watch the Upworthy video. Inspiring example of good people doing great things. People magazine also did a nice write-up of the owner and the effort, which you can see here.

(Author note: the pizza place may be in Philly, but the owner is from New York and understands how good pizza is made.) ;)