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Who Has Made The Best Pizza?

I recently heard a terrific pizza tutorial on one of my favorite food shows, Good Food on KCRW in Los Angeles,California. it reminded me of the pizza culture I grew up with in village of Croton on the Hudson 35 north of New York City. I spent several months living in Mexico and Guatemala while in graduate school in the 1990s. Getting a good slice of pizza represented one of the first things I did when my flight landed in New York. In the 1960s to 1980s, Croton had King’s Pizza, Honey’s, a bar and grill on which served Pizza, Capriccios, and later a short lived quasi pizza restaurant chain with perhaps two other locations in Westchester County, Pizza and Brew. Whatever the opinion, Croton has remained a chain pizza free village where traditional pizza (that immigrants from Latin America now make!) remained supreme for most of my life and I turn 50 this year!

Good Food's Pizza Tutorial: [Listen Now 8 min] http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf/gf130105mark_bittman_domesti

Pizza Stories With Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=pizza

Mexican Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Mexico

Guatemalan Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Guatemala

Watch Fred Opie on Soul Food Junkie: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/soul-food-junkies/

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The Day of Epiphany or Old Christmas Foodways