A tip of the chef's hat to "local dad" Blake Pierman, a Michigan man being honored for his new pizza-cooking tool.
The Bath Township, MI dad says his pizza personalization tool Your Slyce will put an end to dinner time arguments over the best pizza toppings. Plus, Pierman says it's been wonderful for his own brood of picky eaters.
Your Slyce is a flexible silicone ring pizza chefs can lay on top of a pizza. The tool creates eight separate slices, that way everyone in the family can add only the toppings that they like.
Pierman says he was at a local pizza shop with his seventh grade daughter Brooke's soccer team when inspiration struck. In a routine that will probably be familiar to most parents, an argument over toppings ensued in line at the pizza restaurant.
"I'm like 'I'm going to go home, I'm going to figure something out,' so that's what I did," says Pierman.
This American hero's invention has already been picked up for sale on sites like Toys"R"Us and Amazon.com for about $17-$20.
In a recent poll, Harvard researchers working with the Robert Wood Johnson foundation found that 46% of families said they struggled to find time for family dinners on a regular basis. Not only that, but both the frequency and duration of family dinners is dropping like a rock. The frequency of family dinners has dipped by 33% in the last 20 years, and while the average family dinner lasted just 12 minutes in 2015, 60 years ago families sat down for 90 minutes on average.
That's one of the reasons we're so proud of our outside pizza ovens, filling up decks and patios all over the country with the delicious smell of homemade pizzas. By offering the best portable pizza ovens for sale anywhere, we hope to give families a fun reason to sit down at the dinner table again. In our experience, young people of all ages love making their own pizzas. It's the one food that even the pickiest picky eaters can agree on.
Outside pizza ovens and wood fired pizza oven accessories like Your Slyce give families a fun new tradition, putting a new spin on pizza night. So if you're looking for a way to slow down and get everyone round the dinner table again, give your family the gift of outdoor wood fired pizza ovens.