Fun facts about pizza for New Orleans pie lovers

By Judy Walker, NOLA.com

More than 10,000 people voted in our readers favorite pizza poll. There was deep passion evident. As the poll, hundreds of comments and our past experience clearly show, pizza is infinitely more popular than doughnuts, king cake or fried chickenOn Monday (June 15), the winner of the taste testing will be announced.

So why is pizza so much more popular? Even in New Orleans, the one American city with its own cuisine? (more…)

The pizza industry is experiencing an unprecedented divide

The pizza industry been going to the extremes lately.

Commercial chains like Pizza Hut and Little Caesar’s have released low-brow offerings like the wacky hot dog stuffed crust pizza and a pretzel crust pizza with Cheez Whiz instead of sauce. (more…)

Pepperoni: It’s How You Slice It

The difference between good and great pepperoni is all in how you slice it.

Liguria Foods has perfected the science and art of slicing pepperoni.  And that makes sense for a company that specializes in making the world’s most popular pizza topping. (more…)

Unlocking the Mysteries of Cured vs. Uncured Meat

To cure or not to cure? That is the question.

While it really isn’t quite that dramatic, the idea of curing meat is curious especially as people become more informed about their food choices.

For some, the difference involves a health issue.  Some people believe uncured meats are more healthful. But that is truly a matter of debate because there is no discernible scientific evidence to prove that cured meats are unhealthy.  (more…)

2015 Predictions: Online Ordering, Customization and Sustainability Lead the Way

If 2014 is any gauge, the changes we see in the food industry in 2015 will be coming as fast as a tweet on your mobile device.

This past year, we saw the coming of age of sustainability and environmental concern within restaurants; a commitment to local community became a building block for branding and reputation; fresh foods bought locally repeated the idea of a place that cares about its customers as well as its food; finally, and most importantly, a continuing wave of technology rose to new heights as a form of communication and speed of service. (more…)