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How California Changed the Face of Pizza Forever

Published On 07/11/2018
T here was a time the idea of putting things like broccoli, chicken, eggs, or really any green stuff that weren't a pepper on pizza drew mortified stares and triggered gag reflexes from pepperoni-indoctrinated pizza lovers all over the United States. The very idea was blasphemous at best, pretentious at worst.
But in 1980, with California cuisine firmly establishing itself as a food trend, Bay Area chefs Alice Waters of famed Chez Panisse and Ed LaDou of Prego seemingly simultaneously began turning traditional wood-fired pizzas into acts of delicious culinary heresy. A little goat cheese here. Some duck sausage there. Truffles galore. Madness!
These days, experimental, fancy, "cheffy" approaches to pizza are everywhere: even slice shops generally have something peculiar under the lamp alongside old standbys. But Waters and LaDou’s creations were eye-popping in their audacity -- single-serving pizzas made using traditional Italian methods and topped with fresh, thoughtfully curated ingredients that would seemingly make more sense on a plate than a pie.
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Why Indian Pizza Will Be Your Next Obsession

Published On 07/11/2018
B ack in 1986, a culinary miracle occurred.
Dalvinder Multani, an Indian immigrant who had spent the past four years making pizzas in New York City, purchased an aging pizzeria located on what was then a rough corner of San Francisco. Called Zante’s, it was named for a small Greek island. Though Multani has aspirations of opening an Indian restaurant, he decided to also continue to make pizzas in the space, selling pies by the slice, a nod to his time in NYC. Customers could order containers of verdant saag paneer and crispy samosas alongside slices of perfectly greasy pepperoni pizza.