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@TXCraig and @pizzablogger: ME TOO!
@CTMike and @PaulieGee: one of my favorite moments of pizza education was when Paulie and Mrs. Gee stopped at our house when I was making pizza at home. We were talking and I wasn't paying enough attention to the fire in the oven. Paulie looked over and said, "You don't like a hot oven?"
So add to my wish list - more time learning from the masters!
I wish I could say that I stopped wishing when we got the mobile WFO, but it just opened up a whole new list!
Trip to Naples
Baking steel (sometimes ya just gotta make a pizza in the kitchen!)
A commercial prep kitchen
We live in Ulster County, NY (although we haven't been home in eight months). We've had pizza in 20 states, and while it wasn't the primary purpose of the trip, the furthest away we've eaten pizza was India. And it was awful.
Do we win? TMI?
Tough year for this question! We've been to Bianco's for the Rosa, and Il Dolce for several delicious pies (the dough is the key...)
But for most surprising find, Gotta be the ... MARGHERITA at Rosso in Santa Rosa, CA. A truly great Margherita - and I'm still trying to figure out why.
this poll would have worked better with checkboxes rather than radio buttons.
@PG: Red Rooster in Harlem? Gotta put that on my calendar. Except for a quick trip next month for our daughter's wedding, we won't be east of the Mississippi until June 2014. And except for one guy with a Fire Within mobile WFO, I have not found ANY good pizza in Lubbock!
@AK: hope its not a liver pizza!
Hmm... chopped chicken liver pizza...call it Shmaltzing Matilda?
Paulie, I can listen to (or read) you all day. You've been an inspiration and a big help to Lil and me since we first met (at Nomad).
Eagerly awaiting Part 2!
We're in Texas (well, Lubbock anyway) and weren't at the summit! Wish we had been... sounds like it was terrific!
Hey Craig; we'll be here until September. I'd drive nine hours to make pizza with you...
@AdamKuban and @Pizzablogger: I remember a book entitled "Isaac Asimov's 100th Book" which was a catalog of the first 99. It didn't sell well, but it WAS a book...
Wow, haven't had this much fun in the comments section in years!
Come on, didn't you know everything when you were 17? Teenagers have always been arrogant and insufferable; this piece just shows that some things never change.
This is the kind of interview that makes me glad I'm old. Makes me glad my kids are grown up too.
Can you do another "Pizza Obsessives" interview with this kid in, say, ten years, after the world kicks his butt a few dozen times?
A possible solution for overcoming bad pizza:
Learn to make pizza and start a pizza business dedicated to quality and deliciousness.
Of course, it's easier if you get out of NYC...
We were there a couple of years ago... added some fuel to the debate (http://www.passion-4-pizza.com/full-of-life-flatbread.html) and really enjoyed it. We never figured out if it was pizza or not either!
Nothing wrong with your list, Niki - except for the omission of the single best remaining slice joint in the City of New York: New Park Pizza in Howard Beach. You coulda gone to 13; no one would have minded.
@jimmyjo, your cereal boxes must be sublime.
@darklighter: the Rosa is the bomb! We make a version of it too, and a pear, gorgonzola, arugala and walnut pizza (I know, it's really a salad...)
@PaulieGee - New Park well done is the best slice in ANY MONTH! I'm glad we moved up here to Ulster County, but damn, that looks good...
Is it okay to post a comment to say "no comment"? This item is getting WAY too much press.
This is our favorite pizza on Earth. Thank God, indeed.
Like Paulie, Totonno's turned the light on for us too, in terms of what pizza could be. I went to high school within walking distance (on a nice day) and never knew Totonno's was there. Discovering it as an adult who thought he knew good pizza - what a revelation. That this was just about the beginning blows us both away. Lillian never liked char before this! It's true: only God makes better pizza. We can't wait to get back down to Brooklyn - it'll be a great day of Totonno's and Paulie Gee's!
If we begin with the Peter Reinhart definition of pizza: "a flat bread with stuff on it," we have a wider range (which allows me to include dessert pizza when I ordinarily would not. Pizza-flavored things are not pizza.
By the way, has anyone else noticed the proliferation of things now referred to as "Tuscan" with exactly the same flavorings that used to be called "pizza-flavored"?
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