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Pizzeria Delfina: A Cappucino and Obsession Webisode #2

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 07 April 2011 Webisodes

Craig Stoll (he’s the one with the beard) doesn’t look like an obsessed mad man, while his head pizzaiolo, Anthony Strong, well, yeah, he does. But they both are obsessed and mad, each in his own way, which is kind of cool because we get to see two sides of the “fire in your belly” drive that can and should take over one’s life, giving it a sense of daily…Read More…

The Gastro: Pizzeria Delfina, Webisode #1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 31 March 2011 Webisodes

So here we are, at Pizzeria Delfina, with Executive Chef and owner, Craig Stoll, and his head pizzaiolo, Anthony Strong. In future segments we’ll explore the Gastro District with Anthony and we’ll sit down with both Craig and Anthony to discuss their culinary vision and pizza philosophy, which I found to be extremely thoughtful. You’ll get a first taste of it in this opening segment as we hear all about…Read More…

Webisode #9: Pizzeria Mozza, Finale

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 17 March 2011 Webisodes

We have now arrived at the final segment of the Pizzeria Mozza webisode series, gathered around a table filled with beautiful pizzas, with Nancy Silverton, and food writers Russ Parsons and Kristine Kidd. I love this segment because we were able to talk about food memories that rocked our world, as well as changing Russ’s mind about the efficacy of Hawaiian pizza –or at least Nancy’s Hawaiian pizza–as you will…Read More…

Webisode # 8: Osteria Mozza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 Webisodes

This week we feature the first of our two part conclusion to the Pizzeria Mozza webisodes. In this segment, I’m sitting in the beautiful dining room of Osteria Mozza with Nancy Silverton and food writer Kristine Kidd. Osteria Mozza is located next door to Pizzeria Mozza, literally through the door around the corner of the same building, and never serves pizza. But, since the Osteria is open only for dinner,…Read More…

Webisode # 7: Nancy and Mozza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 17 February 2011 Webisodes

During the webisode segments that we’ve posted during the past weeks we’ve spent a lot of time at Pizzeria Mozza and LaBrea Bakery, but have heard only a little from Nancy Silverton, the creator of these amazing pizzas. We still have a few more segments to share with you from Pizzeria Mozza before we move on to other exciting places but this week, at last, we’ll hear from Nancy herself….Read More…

Webisode #6: Back to Pizzeria Mozza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Saturday, 29 January 2011 Webisodes

The Difference Between Good and Great This webisode segment brings us back to Pizzeria Mozza, as we follow the dough from the La Brea Bakery, as shown in the previous two segments, to the waiting hands of Executive Chef Matt Molina and his team of pizzaiolos. So here’s the thing: there really is a difference between good pizza and great pizza and in this segment you’ll get few glimpses into…Read More…

Webisode #5: LaBrea Bakery, Part Two

Written By Peter Reinhart
Thursday, 27 January 2011 Webisodes

Last week we saw how La Brea Bakery makes hundreds of pounds of pizza dough every day for Pizzeria Mozza. Led by Production Manager Jon Davis, we watched how the overnight sponge is added to the final ingredients and how the ingredients, some of them proprietary and still a secret even to us,  transform themselves into silky, supple, beautiful dough. This week we’ll follow the dough on its journey as…Read More…

Webisode #4: La Brea Bakery – Part One

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 Webisodes

Here we are, at the famous, original LaBrea Bakery (not the facility that makes all the par-baked bread that is shipped across the country and sold at supermarkets, but the one that Nancy Silverton founded to serve the people and restaurants of Los Angeles). It takes a bakery to make all the dough required by a place as popular as Pizzeria Mozza because they produce anywhere from 500 to 700…Read More…

Webisode #3: Pizzeria Mozza’s Matt Molina

Written By Peter Reinhart
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 Webisodes

Matt Molina – Pizzeria Mozza: In the previous video segment you met Nancy Silverton, the visionary behind Pizzeria Mozza, and in this segment you’ll meet her Executive Chef and Head Pizzaiolo, Matt Molina, the man who makes the magic happen every day at the oven. Matt is a great guy and has been working with Nancy since he was a young chef, cooking at her previous restaurant, Campanille (awarded Restaurant…Read More…

Webisode #2: Intro to Pizzeria Mozza

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 Webisodes

When we launched our first official pizza quest in the summer of 2009, we began in Los Angeles at one of my absolute favorite restaurants, Pizzeria Mozza. It is the creation of Nancy Silverton (many time James Beard Award winner) and superstar chef Mario Batali, probably the most influential Italian chef in America today. Mario, who rarely allows filming in his restaurants, was kind enough to give us his okay…Read More…

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