Browsing by Category: Pizza
I grew up in central New Jersey eating greasy pizza made by Italians who were either too lazy to source decent cheese, too greedy to splurge on the good stuff, or too confident their clients couldn’t tell the difference. Plenty didn’t have the culture to know any better. I know oily industrial cheese and second press olive oil when I taste it and I am neither willing nor able to overlook Di Fara’s liberal use of both. The ingredients, and consequently, the pizza, at the uber-famous Di Fara in the Midwood section of Brooklyn suck. I explain why on Food Republic.
This morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition, I spoke to host Scott Simon about which beverages to pair with pizza during Sunday’s Superbowl XLVIII festivities. I eat tons* of Neapolitan-style Margherita and pair it with a classical method sparkling wine, either Champagne or Franciacorta, to enhance the gustatory experience. (more…)
Pizza is never just pizza. There is history, culture and politics woven into its glutinous strands. And in Caiazzo, a once-declining village in Campania’s Alto Casertano sub-region 50 km from Naples, pizza is life. The deity in this analogy is Franco Pepe, a tall, lean vision in white widely recognized as Italy’s (hence (more…)
UPDATE: In Bonci’s absence, the quality of pizza here has rapidly dropped. After two bad experiences, I have removed this pizzeria from my food tour of the Centro Storico. (more…)
Check out my latest restaurant review for the NYT! It’s online now and in this weekend’s Sunday Travel Section.