Pizza cooking in a wood burning oven

Anyone who knows me well enough quickly realizes somewhere along the way a few Italian chromosomes must have taken a big swim in my gene pool because I absolutely adore the rustic Italian cuisine too much for it to be coincidence. As a professional Chef I had the good fortune to work with an amazing Woodstone wood burning oven complete with a four ton stone which provided some of the most reliable, even heat imaginable. Pizza making at home presents a challenge because it is hard to maintain consistent high heat in order to get the crust right.  A lot of pizzaiolos like higher temperatures around 800 degrees, but I always prefer lower temperatures in the 600 to 700 range.  The problem at home is most household stoves only heat to 550 degrees.  But fear not, I have perfected a method so that you can make perfect pizzas every time. … 

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