This week on Pizza Party, host Talia Ralph welcomes the duo behind Pizza a Casa Pizza School: Mark and Jenny Bello. Pizza a Casa Pizza School, simply translated from Italian, "pizza a casa" means "pizza at home," but as Talia shows in her opening clip of a recent blind date at Pizza a Casa Pizza School, it's so much more than that! It's a social happening that brings people closer together, united in the love of creating and sharing good food. The school attracts pizza lovers from around the globe, all of them seeking the secrets of pizza-making perfection â€” no pizzeria oven required. The proof is unbelievable pizzas that students create (and devour!) in the totally hands-on classroom, equipped entirely with home ovens. Talking to Mark and Jennifer about how they met, how they began making homemade pizzas, and how they became inspired to open their own pizza school, the duo share some of the best topping combinations that they have seen throughout their school's tenure. Need a unique gift for upcoming holidays? Why not check out a class at Pizza a Casa Pizza School? This program was brought to you by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
"When I hit Chicago in the early 90s, my pizza options were deep dish and a lot of chain places, so I started making my own pizza for fun." [8:49]
--Mark Bello on Pizza Party
"People's minds are blown when they realize that pizza is a blank canvas and you can put anything on it." [31:20]
--Jenny Bello on Pizza Party