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Outdoor Pizza Party

The Summer of the Outdoor Pizza Oven

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With all due respect to the barbecue grill, it seems like those grates might have a little competition this year. Portable pizza ovens, the season’s hottest appliance, are popping up in backyards and parks across the country faster than you can say ‘za. They’re small, easy to use, and turn everyday cooks into al fresco pizzaiolos. To mark this delicious moment in time, we’ve pulled together a collection of stories — a trend report, a test drive, and plenty of recipes — that are sure to get you fired up about these little cookers.

If it seems like everyone you know is making pizza outside, that’s because they are. Our reporter tracks the rise of the season’s hottest appliance.

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Six delicious reasons why you need to make this pizza ASAP: corn, tomatoes, zucchini ribbons, two kinds of cheese, and a double dose of herby garlic oil.

Get the recipe: The Ultimate Summer Pizza

Come for the pizza, stay for the steak. (And the roasted veggies! And the crostata!)

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Our Tools Editor takes the best-selling model for a spin.

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Great pizza starts with great crust — and this simple dough can help get you there.

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