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It's been real. Thanks for the ride, LOCAL. - Jordan
The event started with an informative presentation by Chef Cardone, who trained in Italy, where he went over ingredients, techniques, and other key components to making an authentic Neapolitan pizza.
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LOCALpittsburgh, James Gallery, and pizzaiolo extraordinaire Dan Cardone teamed up for a night of pizza making in a wood burning oven, located on the sprawling property of James Gallery, an art gallery, framing center, and event space located in Pittsburgh’s West End.
Next up was dough smashing, kneading, flipping, and preparing our glorious slice of heaven for the pizza oven. Just so you know, the most critical component to making a grade A pie is the dough. Carefully working out the air pockets in the middle of an art gallery was rather symbolic as the pizzaiolos-in- training began to understand the parallel of pizza and art. We’re not talking the half-burnt $5.00 pie birthed by an 18-year-old at Little Caesar’s, this journey goes back to Naples, Italy in the 18th or 19th century. The art form has been redeveloped over the years, but the purity remains true with people like Cardone. 40
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Written by Enzo Knight | Photography by Julie Kahlbaugh