Become A Pizza-Making Pro

This pizza, with zucchini, sausage and leeks, is one of the recipes that will be demonstrated at the Wallace Center of Iowa’s virtual class.

Writer: Karla Walsh

Craving a trip to Italy? You’re not alone. That’s exactly why Katie Porter, chef and food programs manager at the Wallace Centers of Iowa, is hosting a two-night virtual pizza-making class on Jan. 27 and 28.

For $20 per night—far cheaper than a plane ticket to Italy—you can learn how to whip up homemade pizza crust and two different topping combos: butternut squash, sage goat cheese and pickled onions; and herb-roasted zucchini, Italian sausage and braised leeks.

“I promise it’s fun and not too demanding to make pizzas at home,” Porter says. “You’ll learn how to get a nice crispy crust and a great chew with a few techniques for the dough, and I’ll talk about how few ingredients you really need to make a delicious pie. It’s always fun to introduce new ways to eat vegetables!”

As part of the class, you’ll receive online instruction that you can stream in your own kitchen, plus a shopping list prior to the class so you can prep for success.


If those dates or the theme aren’t a fit, tickets are now available for the Wallace Centers’ Feb. 11 Valentine’s Day class in partnership with Mangalitsa Estates, a high-end pork producer in Clearfield, Iowa. Or keep an eye on the Wallace Centers’ Facebook page to join future Zoom-based online classes. Porter plans to host one per week for seven weeks straight starting March 25.

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