Piece of Pizza

April 14, 2014

Abe and I didn’t have a great experience with the fresh rice noodles at Trader Joe’s, but both gave a thumbs up to another new (to us) item. These organic pizza crusts can be found in the freezer section. I know it should be easy to form dough into perfect circles, but for us, it […]

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Pizzeria Mozza

March 31, 2014

I remember when Pizzeria Mozza first opened, just a year after Abe and I moved to Los Angeles. The Gods (Mario Batali, Nancy Silverton, Joe Bastianich) had answered my prayers to appease my husband, still grumbling about how much better life (and pizza and bagels) was in NYC. Somehow, we snagged an impossible reservation, fell […]

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DeSano Pizza Bakery

February 12, 2014

I honestly didn’t know what to make of DeSano Pizza Bakery when I first heard about it. Neapolitan Pizza, popularized in Nashville/Charleston, in a 7000 square foot space across the street from Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Santa Monica near Alexandria (and not much else)…. …when I drove by twice the other day (on […]

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25 Years of La Brea Bakery

February 3, 2014

Oh, that bread – I’ve only lived in Los Angeles for 8 years, but every one of them has involved these ubiquitous loaves. For its 25th Anniversary, La Brea Bakery moved to a new spot up the street (Republique inhabits the old one) with a bar, beautiful wood-burning oven, and daily breakfast/lunch/dinner menu. I came for […]

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Rolling in the Deep Dish

January 1, 2014

We had a lovely, mellow celebration over Giordano’s Stuffed Pizzas, a thank-you-for-doing-my-podcast gift shipped all the way from Chicago. These were incredible! I didn’t have any of the regular cheese – just about 1/2 of the Sausage one. There was a lot of weird-sounding prep (thaw in the fridge, microwave first, pour on additional sauce, […]

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