This is the Paschal season, the perfect time for lamb so in this, the week leading up to Easter and Passover, we feature Part Two of Brad English's Lamb Pizza adventures. This time, Brad takes the wonderful pizza recipe he learned from Jay Buonchristiani that we featured last week, and makes it on a grill. This, in turn, got him thinking about all the ways he could modify a grill to bake like a wood-fired oven (we haven't been able to talk him down--he's already designing his own insulated super grill of the future. I'm telling you, Brad is on fire with his own pizza quest and, fortunately, we get to go along for the ride). We'll post this on Wednesday.
On Thursday, we return to the The Gastro, with our host Anthony Strong, for a trip to the Bi-Rite Creamery for some of the best ice cream I've ever had. In one block: Pizzeria Delfina, Ristorante Delfina (James Beard Award), Tartine Bakery Cafe (James Beard winner--we have some webisodes to share with you from Tartine in a few weeks), Bi Rite Market (a wonderful, old-time gourmet mecca), and, across the street, the Bi Rite Creamery. Did I mention how much we at Pizza Quest love the Gastro!
On Tuesday, on Peter's Blog, I'll continue my report from the Asheville Bread Festival, and on Friday, well, we're working with a few writers on some new Guest Columns, so whoever gets his or hers finished first gets to run it on Friday. We'll keep you posted. As you can see, there's always something new on Pizza Quest!
Joyous Passover, and a deeply mystical Holy Week to all....