Peter’s Blog, Interesting Link
Our friend Daniel Young, author of the essential book Where to Eat Pizza, has a terrific newsletter that he sends out regularly with fun posts of his never ending search for pizza excellence. Here’s a link to his most recent post, about a guy from New Haven who went to Naples on his honeymoon to find out for himself whether his beloved New Haven pizza could stand up to the authentic Neapolitan classics at da Michaele and Pizzeria Brandi (birthplace of the Margherita). As you will see, the results are a very personal matter and speak to my long-held belief, which I wrote about in American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza, that there are really two kinds of “perfect” pizza: paradigmatically perfect and contextually perfect (I’ll post more about this in the future; today it’s more about Dan Young’s book and post). http://www.youngandfoodish.com/new-havener-colin-caplan-tests-his-pizza-faith/
For more on Dan’s book, he gave us a great interview a few months ago, which you can find here: https://www.fornobravo.com/pizzaquest/interview-with-daniel-young/
Pizza Quest Info
Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.
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