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Jillyanna in the News

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Jul 2013

Read All About Jillyanna’s in the Portland Press Herald

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Meredith Goad from the Portland Press Herald visits Jillyanna’s, a new culinary school in York County for the July 17th edition of the “Soup to Nuts” column.

SOUP TO NUTS: PLAYING WITH FIRE AT JILLYANNA’S WOODFIRED COOKING SCHOOL

By Meredith Goad

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Flour goes flying everywhere — in Jill Strauss’ kitchen, on my clothes, into the face of the woman standing next to me.

I am beating my Neapolitan pizza dough into submission, discovering this is a great way to get rid of the stress of the day.

“Neapolitan dough likes to be very gently treated while it’s forming,” says Strauss, who made the dough in a special mixer that cost as much as my last car repair bill. “And then it wants you to smack it after it’s risen. It’s very Italian.”

I’m at Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School to learn about making seafood pizzas. I love the idea of a seafood pizza, but whenever I have a pie with lobster as a topping, I’m always disappointed. I want to experiment, but I’m not sure what sauces to use, and I’m worried about overcooking the seafood.

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Jun 2013

Read All About Jillyanna’s in “Tourist News”!

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Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School was featured in the June 27-July 3 Edition of Tourist News. Tourist News  newspapers can be found at all southern Maine chamber of commerce centers, libraries, museums, motels, campgrounds/ RV parks, most restaurants and many retail and convenience stores.

PASSION FOR PIZZA DOUGH RISES TO A NEW LEVEL AT JILLYANNA’S COOKING SCHOOL

By Steve Hrehovcik

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One of the perks of being a freelance writer is assignments that introduce you to innovative ideas, creative people and picturesque places.

A recent visit to Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School in Kennebunkport proves this point. There, my wife Carol, who knows a thing or three about cooking, and I shared a remarkable experience creating several pizzas from scratch. Tagging along to take photos and to make sure we got the details correct was Tourist News publisher and pizza lover, Judith Hansen.

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