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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

11 Sweet Treats from Decadence at L.A. Food & Wine

Decadent is a word that gets thrown around a lot when talking about food—particularly eats of the rich, sweet, chocolaty, creamy variety. But as overused as the term might be, it was a pretty fitting title for Decadence, the dessert-themed after party held Saturday night as part of Los Angles Food & Wine. The real stars were the sweets, which ranged from sarsaparilla chocolate "joints" to Fruity Pebbles funnel cake to L.A.'s favorite budino. More

Top This: Pizza Bianca (à la Pizzeria Mozza)

Have you ever fallen in love? If not, then you haven't tasted the Bianca. When the chefs at Pizzeria Mozza met the buttery, truffle-laced sottocenere, it was love at first bite. The rounds of delicate semi-soft cow's milk cheese, from the Veneto region in northern Italy, are aged in juniper and fennel ash rub, providing a subtle background for the overarching truffle flavor. Mozza's relatively long pizza cooking times (8-10 minutes) brings the high fat content of the sottocenere to its oily breaking point. So owner Nancy Sliverton and Executive Chef Matt Molina add a supporting cast of fontina and mozzarella to keep this consummate white pie velvety. More

The New York Times Comes a Little Late to the Mozza Party

Frank Bruni weighs in on the Mozza phenomenon today, but he's just a little late to the party. Serious Eats was on it in January. I do appreciate the butterscotch budino recipe, which is one of the best desserts I have had in years. If you do go to Mozza, have the gelati as well for dessert. You won't be disappointed. This is Nancy Silverton's restaurant we're talking about here. She is merely (for my money at least) the greatest pastry chef in America.... More

Budino Is Italian For Pudding

Jenn Garbee, in the LA Times: Technically, it's just pudding. But mention the word budino to an Italian chef and eyes light up, chattering hands dance through the air and unabashed creativity is unfurled."Budino is BUDINO! Its big flavor hits your palate at once, so pure it dissolves right on your tongue," says Nicola Mastronardi, chef at Vincenti. "Nothing else is in the way — just custard and concentrated flavor." Garbee includes three budino recipes, including one for the much-heralded butterscotch budino (in photo at right) by pastry chef Dahlia Narvaez at Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza, that our head honcho Ed Levine says "will bring tears to your eyes because it is so rich and creamy... More

Edibles: 'Speaking' Italian

Hey, serious eaters: We ran this as an "Edibles" post a few days ago, but I liked it so much that I'm sticking it here in the featured video spot for a spell. It's our dear leader, Serious Eats founder Ed Levine, working his way through the guide to Italian hand gestures that's one of the featured designs on the disposable paper place mats at L.A. pizzeria Mozza. Check it out if you missed it the first time around. —Adam Kuban More

Edibles: 'Speaking' Italian

MORE TO CHEW ON Pizzeria Mozza [official site] The Greatest Pizza in the World (Maybe) [Serious Eats] Week in Review, Part 2: Can't Stop the Mozza [Eater L.A.] Hot spot? Mozza is on fire [L.A. Times; Grr: Registration required] MORE EDIBLES Magnificent Mozza [Wednesday, January 31, 2007] Quotations from Chairman Bruni [Tuesday, January 30, 2007] Jamba Juice [Monday, January 29, 2007] Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] All Edibles... More

Edibles: 'Speaking' Italian

MORE TO CHEW ON Pizzeria Mozza [official site] The Greatest Pizza in the World (Maybe) [Serious Eats] Week in Review, Part 2: Can't Stop the Mozza [Eater L.A.] Hot spot? Mozza is on fire [L.A. Times; Grr: Registration required] MORE EDIBLES Magnificent Mozza [Wednesday, January 31, 2007] Quotations from Chairman Bruni [Tuesday, January 30, 2007] Jamba Juice [Monday, January 29, 2007] Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] All Edibles... More

Edibles: Magnificent Mozza

I said as much in my longer piece in the Serious Eats features section, but the pizza pantheon definitely has a new member, Mozza in Los Angeles. Finally, the City of Angels has pizza worth a detour. MORE TO CHEW ON Pizzeria Mozza [official site] Mozza's Pizza is NOT Pizza! [Chowhound.com] The Greatest Pizza in the World (Maybe) [Serious Eats] Week in Review, Part 2: Can't Stop the Mozza [Eater L.A.] Hot spot? Mozza is on fire [L.A. Times; Grr: Registration required] MORE EDIBLES Quotations from Chairman Bruni [Tuesday, January 30, 2007] Jamba Juice [Monday, January 29, 2007] Sour Sunny Bears [Friday, January 26, 2007] Scarfin' the Scharffen Berger [Thursday, January 25, 2007] All Edibles... More

'L.A. Times' Reviews Mozza

The L.A. Times does Los Angeles's recently opened Pizzeria Mozza, the joint venture from legendary L.A. baker Nancy Silverton, superstarchef Mario Batali, and restaurateur Joe Bastianich: There's something so sensual about Silverton's relationship to food and her aesthetic that's entirely her own — direct, focused, uncompromised. She doesn't primp or fuss over her food. It's not art-directed or scripted. But it is entirely original and recognizably hers. And even if you're an Italian purist who's scandalized that she doesn't make pizza exactly like they do in Naples or someone who finds her food too simple and wonders what all the fuss is about, it's precisely this: Her food is vibrant and alive. That Margherita is a beautiful melding of fresh... More

Menu for Hope III Winners

Foodblogger Pim Techamuanvivit recently announced the winners of the Menu for Hope raffle on her site, Chez Pim. Serious Eats donated two prizes to the fund-raiser, and now it's time to put our money where our big grinning mouth is. ACrans: Congrats! You've won the dinner for four at Mozza! Bon appétit, friend! We'll contact Mozza and relay pertinent info to you. A. J. Kinik: Meet Ed and me with an empty stomach and some comfortable shoes. We're going on a New York pizza tour with you and three of your friends! We'll be in touch about logistics and timing. Congrats to the winners of all the other wonderful prizes, too, and thanks to everyone who participated in the raffle,... More

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