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In Pictures: The making of a Famoso pizza

From start to finish, see the steps that Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria takes to put together a pizza

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Measuring the flour. Famoso uses imported ‘00’ Caputo flour for its dough, which is high in protein and low in gluten.

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Mixing the flour. The low-gluten flour from Naples creates a soft but crispy thin crust.

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Stretching out the dough. All of Famoso’s pizzas are hand-stretched. Rolling pins or machines are not used.

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The pizzas are hand-tossed by makers trained by Famoso’s founders, who were themselves trained and certified in Italy.

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Uncooked tomato sauce being spread on the pizza. The sauce is made of tomatoes imported from the Campania region of Italy, salt and basil.

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Topping the pizza with ingredients. All pizzas are topped with fior-di-latte mozzarella cheese.

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Extra virgin olive oil is drizzled on the pizza before it goes into the oven.

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The pizzas are fired in a bell-shaped oven imported from Italy.

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Cooking the pizza. Made of stone, the oven reaches up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, cooking the pizza in 90 seconds.

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Pizza being taken out of the oven on a pizza peel.

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Sliding the pizza onto a plate.

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The finished product.

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Famoso founders, from left, Justin Lussier, Christian Bullock and Jason Allard.

PHILLIP CHIN

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