'Nancy Silverton' on Serious Eats

Video: Ask Nancy Silverton, Part I

A few weeks back we asked you folks to send in questions for Nancy Silverton, founder of La Brea Bakery, owner of Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza, and partner at new burger joint Short Order. We're truly grateful that the Los Angeles superstar took the time to answer some of our questions. Check out the first in our Nancy Silverton video series, in which she talks about the inspiration behind her famous pizza crust, some of her favorite pie-men, and more. More

Ask Nancy Silverton!

The winner of countless awards from the world's most respected cooking organizations and magazines, Nancy Silverton is a woman with a story to tell. Now's your chance to ask her anything you'd like, from how she makes her pizza dough to the best way to grind burgers. Want to know the biggest challenges of running a world-class restaurant? She's got opinions. We'll be shooting all the answers in video, so if you'd like to get a tour of her kitchen, or perhaps a demo on how to stretch a pie, well, we can make that happen too. More

Nancy Silverton's Breakfast Sandwich

I usually listen to Nancy Silverton, and especially to her sandwich cookbook, where I got this recipe. First, she serves it open-faced on crusty bread, which is rubbed with a garlic clove, Spanish-style, adding the intoxicating hint of garlic but nothing more. The real story here might be the scallion oil, which takes about ten seconds to make and is nothing more than scallions and parsley pureed with olive oil. More

Snapshots from Los Angeles Loves Alex's Lemonade Benefit

Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause. More

Cook the Book: Nancy Silverton's Pizza Dough 

The beauty of Nancy Silverton's Pizza Dough is that she went about creating it from a bread baker's perspective stemming from her beginnings at L.A.'s La Brea Bakery. Her goal for the pizzas at Mozza was to create a dough with an open hole structure, where the just baked crust was full of big, irregular air pockets, giving it an airy cornice (or outer rim). For The Mozza Cookbook, Silverton tweaked her dough recipe used in the pizzeria for home cooks (those of us who don't have the luxury of a high heat wood-fired pizza oven). More

Cook the Book: Ribollita "Da Delfina"

While the big, beefy steaks and cellared Brunellos are some of Tuscany's flashier offerings, the region is also home to a homier dish, Ribollita, a filling bowl of minestrone thickened with day-old bread. When Nancy Silverton decided to adapt this wintry soup for The Mozza Cookbook she looked to the restaurant Da Delfina, where they do ribollita a little different, transforming it from soup to a crunchy soup-based fritter. More

Dinner Tonight: Spinach Salad with Lentils and Crispy Goat Cheese

I credit Nancy Silverton with my recent decision that an oozing patty of crisp goat cheese is a completely acceptable dinner. Especially when you lay it on a bed of green lentils sauteed in garlic and fresh spinach leaves. French green lentils—which hold their shape well when cooked, resisting mushiness—are a high-protein healthy component that help counteract the decadence. More

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