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July 4, 2020

The Most Beautiful Pizzas on IG and Becoming a Self Taught Pizza Maker with Ray from Charlie's Pizzeria

The Most Beautiful Pizzas on IG and Becoming a Self Taught Pizza Maker with Ray from Charlie's Pizzeria

This episode is with Ray from Charles Pizzeria. He has some of THE most beautiful pizzas I’ve seen on Instagram. He is sharing love for neo-neapolitan pies with the folks up in Northwest Arizona by starting a food truck of his own! In this episode, we talk about how a self taught pizza maker is rocking the game and why it pays off to believe that you are a lucky person!

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Ray: I want to make the perfect pizza is what I want to do. I want to make the perfect pizza. And sometimes I've tasted a pizza and I said, I'm not sure I can make a better pizza than this, you know, but you just keep progressing. I thought that a year ago and I go back a year, and I'm like, that was awful.

Eidref: Thank you so much for tuning in to the What's Good Dough podcast. I hope you enjoy it. And I hope you share it. If you want to get in touch with me, follow us on Instagram. Remember to always ask what’s good dough? What's happening? What's good dough? It's your boy Eidref. How y'all doing? How y'all doing? I'm doing great in case any of you were wondering. Today we have an amazing episode with Ray from Charlie's pizzeria. If you've seen him on Instagram, before, you already know, he's cranking out some picture perfect pizzas that are also the talk of the town. He runs a catering business right now, and is soon to be opening up his mobile pizza food truck. Whoo. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. And remember to always ask what's good dough? Let's get straight to pizza. How did you get started in it?

Ray: You know, it's a funny story. My woman her name is Jennifer all referred to as Jennifer. About two and a half years ago, she said let's make some homemade pizza for the night. And I said, No, let's not do that we could just order out. I don't want one of those you know, pizzas that are a crockery crust with some spaghetti sauce on it, you know cheddar cheese. I'm gonna wanna just go get a real pizza. And then she made a pizza with some homemade dough from the store or not homemade dough, but from dough from the store. And, it turned out pretty good. And then two weeks later, I watched a video On YouTube it just kind of suggested to me on my phone to watch it. I watched this video on how to make pizza dough. So I did it and it turned out pretty awful first time. And then over time I developed ways on how to progress pizza dough. Pizza dough I think is obviously the base for the pizza so you want it to be great or the best you can make it in my opinion anyway. So I told my woman that Jennifer that it was impossible to make pizza dough or a pizza at home. And over time throughout the couple months following that I got obsessed. I made pizza like every single day and I was trying to learn every technique, every possible way to somehow perfect it or at least just to be edible and able to slide off of appeal and do onto a pizza stone which I started making on a barbecue grill to start off with.