I love pizza, I mean LOVE, which, to those of you that know me, is no surprise. I’ve only had wood fired pizza a handful of times, none have disappointed me. There are many WFO pizzas I want to try and longer grows my list…everyday. To make a great WFO pizza you need a great oven. Expert pizziolas have agreed that there are three WFO manufacturers to buy from, this story is about one. His family started building wood fired ovens 100 years ago and some say his company now manufacturers “the best.”
You can even have him come to America and build an oven permanently in your space, provided that you pay his and his assistant’s airfare and all material/tools shipping costs from Italy.
One of the best movies ever has been made into one of the best Lego sets ever.
It’s easy to say Jimmy Fallon is a lucky guy. Seemingly blessed by the East coast/Canadian comedy gods of Faye, Michaels, and Poehler, Jimmy Fallon is definitely living a dream. I don’t think he ‘s lucky at all, he’s just reaping the benefits of hard work, kindness, and dedication.
His send off to the Tonight Show from Late Night was one of legend, second only to Conan O’Brien’s and Will Ferrell’s cover of Freebird.
This all started with baseball cards, Mad Magazine, Disney World and Archie Comics back in the eighties. My Uncle used to buy my brothers an I a set of baseball cards every year. My mom used to read Archie Comics as a kid. They both passed on their love of Archie and sports cards to us. Once we were old enough, we would save our money and buy boxes of sports cards and comics from our local comic shop.
Visiting the comic shop was usually the best day of the week. We would visit Ray at Comic Book City for a couple hours while my mom would go grocery shopping. Wednesdays were the best because Ray would receive his new shipment of comics. Ray was in his sixties and not only was a he a comic book nerd like us, but he loved baseball and the Cleveland Indians.
Growing up I was lucky enough that my parents could afford to take us to Disney World every other year, sometimes once a year. The landscapes, views, rides, ideas, and stories of Disney World have made me a life long fan of theme parks. As I got older I lost interest in all these hobbies, they were for “kids” I thought. That is until the new Star Wars movies arrived. This kicked off a whole new chapter of collecting in my life.
With a new Star Wars movies came new Star Wars characters, worlds, droids, and vehicles. This meant all new Star Wars toys! I started furiously collecting. Around the same time the Simpsons began their action figure line, and I was already collecting McFarlane Spawn and professional sports figures. During this time I discovered Wizard Publishing’s ToyFare magazine, and now we’re here….I started my Etsy store because I just have accumulated so much stuff, and there’s more stuff to enjoy. So if I can cycle my stuff through my Etsy store while enjoying new collectibles, everyone wins! Thank you for looking at my store, and my collection!
I really enjoyed the Journey/Mr. Wuffles/Mandela illustrations.
Scott Wiener is America’s foremost expert on Pizza Boxes. His Guiness World Record pizza box collection is nearing 700 boxes from around the world and still growing. He’s a freelance pizza expert/entrepreneur that owns and operates Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC. He’s also released a book: VIVA LA PIZZA! The Art of the Pizza Box.
Liz Stinson of Wired Magazine has recently written an excellent article about VENTiT. A new pizza box design technology. A VENTiT pizza box is designed to allow the quick and efficient escape of steam from the box. Her article features Scott’s analysis of VENTiT and how a pizza box effects a pizzas crust and flavor:
The whole point of a pizza box is to keep your pie warm. Issue is, hot pizza often means soggy pizza. Typical boxes, like those you get from most of your chain restaurants, come with four ventilation holes that are rarely used. This hot-box technique traps in steam, which not only makes your crust mushy, but allows the moisture to break down the cardboard, resulting in pizza that tastes like paper. “It’s not like ‘oh this pizzeria makes cardboard pizza,’” Wiener laughs. “It’s the box.”
In the videos below Scott shows off some of the best boxes in his collection and explains their origins. Here’s where you can find him on the Internets:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkPizzaTours
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottspizzatour
- Scott’s Pizza Tours: http://www.scottspizzatours.com/
If you’d like to know more about VENTiT, visit their website: http://www.ventit.in/product/product.asp