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Betulla Burning, a Neapolitan-style pizza shop that opened last
December in Prince George, British Columbia, has taken local
sourcing to an entirely new level. The pizzeria partnered with
Carlson Pottery to serve its pies in crockery handmade with clay
from the nearby Fraser River. Potters Leanna Carlson and Karen
Heathman have thus far fashioned 60 plates and bowls—each
piece unique—for Betulla Burning, creating a one-of-a-kind feast
for the eyes and the belly.
UGLY AS A FLAT TIRE?
Has anyone ever written an article about people using
the term “artisan” as an excuse to make pizza with an
uneven crust and flat-tire shape? I just can’t comprehend
why someone with experience would purposely make
ugly shapes and uneven crusts. Maybe I just never
learned to appreciate “artisan,” but why not take an
extra second to make it a nice, even shape?
Delicious pizza comes in all shapes and sizes, Enrique.
But the Greek philosophers said the circle was the perfect
geometrical shape, and who are we to argue with Plato
MAMA G’S NEW BABY
We started receiving PMQ
Pizza Magazine this summer, and we absolutely
love it. I look forward to
telling my wife that the
magazine has arrived at
our restaurant. It has lots
of great advice on marketing and recipe ideas and
information on what other
operations are doing di;erently to stay afloat! We have
been open for 15 years and continue to grow and stay
strong as a company. Our menu is quite diverse, with
everything from Eggplant Parmigiana and Chicken
Saltimbocca to Pesto Rosa Pizza (a slice of heaven).
But our new baby is Mama Giuseppa’s Pasta Sauce.
We make custom “one-o;” batches of sauce for local
companies and o;er our own private-label sauces,
including Traditional Pasta Sauce, Spicy Fra Diavolo,
Marinara, Garlic Butter, Hops-Infused Fra Diavolo
and Hops-Infused Garlic Butter. We’re now dedicated
to getting our name out and to keep selling our sauces
to local stores, with the hope of one day making it
into the national supermarkets. With more hard work
and dedication, my wife and I hope to one day make
Mama G’s a household name!
Albert and Molly Hecker
;anks for sharing your story, Albert and Molly. We
wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor and look
forward to learning more about it.