What about sauce, the oft-forgotten or rarely mentioned pizza element? Sauce is most often mentioned as an unabashed negative. Canned pizza sauce is of course a no-no. But what is the yes-yes of pizza sauces? What makes good pizza sauce good? Is there only one truly righteous pizza sauce? What do the pizza gods say about sauce?
'Brian Spangler' on Serious Eats
Most great pizzerias are the product of one compulsive, obsessive person who lives and dies with every pie. Is it possible for a pizzeria to expand beyond two locations and maintain the quality that makes them great? It's like pizza-obsessed folks have decided that their collective ovens get too hot for them to consider adding a third pizzeria.
Renown baking instructor, pizza authority, and author (The Bread Baker's Apprentice, American Pie) Peter Reinhart appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's Here on Earth late last month with awesome pizza dudes Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco) and Brian Spangler (Apizza Scholls). You can listen here. [via pizzamaking.com] Peter Reinhart, et al., on WPR [mp3]...
Forget 30 minutes. Serious Eats's resident pizza freaks, Ed Levine and Adam Kuban, take overnight UPS delivery on a pizza from Apizza Scholls, one of the most popular pizzerias in Portland, Oregon.