Pizza in America Virtual Tours & Classes

Pizza in America explores the history, culture, families and journey of pizza, pizzerias & Italians through America. These virtual experiences are 60-120 minute classes and presentations followed by an interactive Q&A. Produced and narrated by author, professor, historian, pizza guru, tour guide and operator Colin M. Caplan, and featuring special guests and pizza maestros and chefs, Pizza in America is your ticket to learning and eating all at the same time!

-learn about Pizza History & culture from home or away!
-60-120 min presentations Tuesday Evenings at 8 PM EST
-$20-$75 per screen sign-up
-featured Pizza Wizards & Pizzaioli from around the US
-connecting you to knowledge, pizzeria lore, products & more
Pizza Making Lessons to help you perfect your pies at home!

Pizza in America Winter 2021 Session
March 16: Fired-Up: History of Pizza Ovens with Scott Wiener Pizza in America: Fired-Up: History of Pizza Ovens
March 23: Pizza Making & Methods Class: Mastering Pizza in America: Pizza Making & Methods Class: Mastering
March 30: American Pizza Styles Explained with Arthur Bovino Pizza in America: American Pizza Styles Explained
April 20: New York City’s First Pizzerias with Peter Regas Pizza in America: New York City’s First Pizzerias

Syllabus:

March 16: Fired-Up: History of Pizza Ovens
60 Minutes + Q&A $20/screen Pizza in America: Fired-Up: History of Pizza Ovens
Instructor: Scott Wiener & Colin M. Caplan
Led by pizza guru and maestro of Scott’s Pizza Tours in NYC, Scott Wiener discusses the history of pizza ovens from the massive coal-fired brick structures to the efficient gas, wood and electric ovens that have modernized the industry and pollinated restaurants and homes around the country.

March 23: Pizza Making & Methods Class: Mastering
120 Minutes + Q&A $75/screen Pizza in America: Pizza Making & Methods Class: Mastering
Instructor: Jimmy Ormrod
Making pizza at home can be challenging, but achieving mastery may be easier than you think. This class helps to craft specific elements of making dough from scratch, proofing methods and timing and getting you to craft the ultimate pizza with the tools at hand. Jimmy Ormrod, 4th generation master pizzaiolo from Zuppardi’s Apizza, will be leading this class.

March 30: American Pizza Styles Explained
60 Minutes + Q&A $20/screen Pizza in America: American Pizza Styles Explained
Instructor: Arthur Bovino & Colin M. Caplan
Ask anyone what their favorite pizza is and what it looks like, and you will get vastly different answers all over the country. Leading national pizza expert researcher and writer Arthur Bovino will guide us around. The regional styles like New York, Detroit, Chicago, New Haven, Providence, St Louis, Neapolitan, Sicilian, Grandma, Pizzetta, Tavern, Greek and more shows how versatile and variable pizza can be, but it is also equally as contentious.

April 20: New York City’s First Pizzerias
60 Minutes + Q&A $20/screen Pizza in America: New York City’s First Pizzerias
Instructor: Peter Regas & Colin M. Caplan
Peter Regas is one of the leading New York City pizza researchers who will help open your eyes to the who, where and when pizza first arrived in the city. Based on meticulous research, family stories and much more, this presentation will help dispel common myths while setting the record straight about America’s foremost pizza city.

Distance:
NA
Duration:
60 min-90 min