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Hi.

My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Pizza Is the Future

Pizza Is the Future

WDCB's Gary Zidek visits the new North American Pizza & Culinary Academy to chat with chefs and co-founders Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannone.

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"It's really important to understand that it's not just about Chicago deep-dish-stuffed pizza and thin crust pizza, it's understanding that every neighborhood has its own style." - Leo Spizzirri weighing in on the thin crust-deep dish debate.

 Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannone, co-founders of North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannone, co-founders of North American Pizza & Culinary Academy

The NAPACA will offer a variety of cooking classes designed for people of all skill levels.  Many of the offerings will focus on pizza, with a series of advanced classes taught by a master instructor. 

 Chef Leo Spizzirri

Chef Leo Spizzirri

Spizzirri walked Gary through the creation of a pizza.

First ... the dough.

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Then ... sauce and cheese.

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Time for the oven

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Almost done ...

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Now the pizza is ready to eat.

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Spizzirri points out the air pockets in the crust.

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You can learn how to make pizzas like this and a bunch of other stuff at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy.  Go here for more info.

 Leo Spizzirri, WDCB's Gary Zidek & Anthony Iannone

Leo Spizzirri, WDCB's Gary Zidek & Anthony Iannone

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Chatting With Chicago Vocalist Erin McDougald

Chatting With Chicago Vocalist Erin McDougald