pizza peel


A flat, smooth shovellike tool used to slide pizzas and yeast breads onto a baking stone or baking sheet in an oven. Also called a peel or baker's peel, this implement is made of hardwood and can usually be found in gourmet specialty shops.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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