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Pizza Talk: Nino Coniglio — Brooklyn is in the House! Part 1

Written By Peter Reinhart
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 Pizza Talk

Nino Coniglio and his Brooklyn Pizza Crew have taken the pizza world by storm, whether through their videos, competitions, and, of course, the amazing pizzas that have helped put Williamsburg Pizza on the culinary destination map. Talking with Nino is like stepping into a Martin Scorcese film — the man has, shall we say, lived a full, large life. But, this former wild child of the pizza world has been tamed and channeled by his “better half,” fiance’ Shealyn Brand, who appears in this two part series with Nino from their garden in Bushwick. We talk all about their partnership, about Bushwick, Williamsburg, and, of course, Nino’s redemptive journey through pizza. If you’ve never heard of Nino, prepare to meet one of today’s living legends right here on Pizza Talk.

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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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