Cooking with Chef Dave

It's pizza time!

Use the arrows to explore the step to create delicious pizza. To learn more click the "more" button at the bottom and click the photos for an interactive slideshow explaining each step.

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Intro
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It's Saturday night, you're hungry and honestly just too lazy to go out. You decide to stay in but you're not sure what to make. It has to be something simple, easy and quick to make.

Pizza is the perfect option. With the help of Dave Glatt from Dave's Italian Kitchen in Evanston, IL, this interactive will teach you how to make the perfect restaurant style pizza for your pizza cravings.

Ingredients

Cheese and tomato sauce are the basic ingredients. Dave's Italian Kitchen has a variety of other ingredients such as pineapple and pepperoni.

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Ingredients
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Prep

It's time to prep by rolling and pounding out premade dough balls into its pizza shape. This takes about 30 seconds to a minute.

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Buidling a pizza

Dough is ready and the toppings are out. It's time to make some pizza!

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Directions
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Results

The pizza bakes in the oven for ten minutes. After time is up, it's time to see the brand new pizza!

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Results
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Q&A with Dave

We’re an older restaurant, this is our 41st year. In the end we just want to really be about making good, affordable food and whatever it takes to do that."

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Profile
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Q:Why did decide to go into the restaurant business?

Dave:"There is a real energy and excitement to doing this kind of thing. At my age the opposite has happened. I thought at one point this would be it for me. But the opposite has happened in that it almost can’t be physical enough. It’s a lot like doing heroin you need more and more to excite you. Except what it will take to excite you will kill you. But that is what this has become.”

Q:Why do people keep coming back to your restaurant?

“We didn’t come here with the intention of making America’s coolest dining hall. We have a tremendously large kitchen. Most of our food is homemade for the most. We make our own bread..we take it pretty far."

Video Tutorial

Want to watch Dave prepare a pizza? Click "more" to see a video of Dave working his magic.

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More information

Want to learn more about Dave's Italian Kitchen? Click "more" for contact information

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Additional information
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For more information on Dave's Italian Kitchen Visit the website:Dave Italian Kitchen Call for reservations: 847-864-6000

Or vist: 1635 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

By Baindu Kallon