West coast source for Stanislaus tomato products (Tomato Magic, 7/11)?

Ironically enough, Stanislaus tomato products (particularly Tomato Magic and 7/11), produced in Modesto, California, essentially in the middle of California, are difficult to source as a retail custo... (more)

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago

NY sauce combinations

I had a good question emailed to me about a true NY / East Coast sauce recipe, and about my sauce recipes in the book.

You'll get a better New York or New Jersey-style sauce by using Saporito or ... (more)

Tony Gemignani admin
posted over 2 years ago

Tomato Sauce made from Scratch

I went to the farmers market today and bought some Early Girl Tomatos. These tomatoes are amazing and they are from Dirty Girl Produce. It's a little early for these but I heard since the weather has... (more)

Tony Gemignani admin
posted about 2 years ago

Crushed Tomatoes & Ground Tomatoes.

A lot of the sauce recipes on The Pizza Bible call for Ground tomatoes. I've been using mostly DiNapoli Crushed tomatoes thinking it was the same as something like 7/11. Recently I managed to get my ... (more)

Nicolas Rodriguez
posted over 2 years ago

Didn't turn out too bad

Made three pizzas today. One Margherita using the simple sauce from Alta Cucine tomatoes that I asked about earlier, a NY style plain and a pepperoni. The dough was made from All Trumps using a start... (more)

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago

Is there a difference between Tomato Puree and Tomato Sauce?

So I was shopping for crushed tomatoes at my local market when I found Cento Tomato Puree. Looks to me like tomato sauce in the photo in front of the can.

Is there a difference between tomato sau... (more)

Nicolas Rodriguez
posted almost 3 years ago

San Marzano tomatoes vs. regular tomatoes

Every recipe and/or article I read practically insists upon San Marzano tomatoes. I'm curious about the difference between these tomatoes and the ones regular old Italian plum tomatoes. Is it worth... (more)

Thomas C.
posted about 3 years ago

What's your favorite brand of tomatoes?

What is your favorite brand of tomatoes? I've only tried 2 or 3 brands of tomatoes and am looking to try more. I'd be interested to know which brands you prefer and why.

I've had great luck with... (more)

Adam Thompson
posted almost 3 years ago

Sclafani Crushed Tomatoes

Just throwing a quick question out here...

Has anyone any experience with the Sclafani brand of crushed tomatoes? I've heard the name thrown around numerous times but never had the chance to use t... (more)

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Mike K.
posted over 2 years ago

What to do with Tomato leftovers?

Great book!!! I am curious when creating hand crushed tomatoes from canned whole plum tomatoes what do you do with all of the discarded tomato juices (not the fibrous core and seeds). Page 28 I fee... (more)

Tom Edwards
posted almost 3 years ago

Metallic Taste in NY-NJ Tomato Sauce

So I made the New York-New Jersey Tomato Sauce a day and a half ago to make a pizza today and I found my sauce to be really irony. I followed all the directions perfectly and even took out the veins ... (more)

Nicolas Rodriguez
posted over 2 years ago

AB485: All light, all love, pie

This pie was inspired by a tweet from the Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy, in support of CA’s bill AB 485 Pet Rescue & Adoption Act--designed to put pet mills out of business & encourage shelter adoptions.... (more)

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Maria .
posted 21 days ago

Tomatoes: amount of pulp versus liquid

For geeks in the crowd, I opened a can of Bianco di Napoli crushed tomatoes and a can of Escalon 6-in-1 ground tomatoes and drained each to have less fluid in my sauce. The Bianco di Napoli yielded ... (more)

Ken K.
posted over 2 years ago

Americo tomatoes?

Hey I work for a small pizzeria in veedersburg Indiana and we were wanting to make the newyork-New Jersey sauce in the pizza bible but we can't get the valoroso tomatoes and out rep at delco (distrib... (more)

Eric Hall
posted about 2 years ago

Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce

I've been looking all over on the internet, and I can only find Saporito Super Heavy Pizza Sauce in a #10 (6lb, 11oz) can. Is there any place that sells this in smaller quantities? It would take fore... (more)

Dean T.
posted over 2 years ago

Thoughts on sauce

Last weekend I had a slice at Joe's near the Santa Monica pier. It was like a Neapolitan Margherita met a NY pizza. It was a NY style slice, crispy yet foldable with sauce, fresh mozzarella and basi... (more)

Chuck W.
posted over 2 years ago

Is it better to use fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes for pizza sauce?

I've been trying to perfect my sauce and have recently started using fresh tomatoes instead of canned. The results haven't been too promising. Surprisingly, my sauce with canned tomatoes is meaning... (more)

David Burke
posted about 3 years ago