Dr Bob and I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Taylor at his restaurant, Wood Fired Pizza, yesterday and biting Raquel. She's good, very good.
The pizza was really outstanding. We especially liked the mozzarella, closely followed by the delicate seasoning, fresh ingredients, and flavorful crust. If you have been reading this thread, you know Mr. Taylor is a perfectionist, and frankly, you can taste it.
I read several Peter’s posts in preparation for the experience. I knew before going that he insists on “absolute freshness” and grows Basil, Oregano, Arugula, Cilantro, and Mint. Per the web site, he even makes his own Mozzarella”. On the drive over, I was reminded of the Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” episode and imagined Kramer saying “You suffer for your pizza”. Which brings me to the funny moment.
Peter is talking to our small group about his vision of the perfect pizza and offering some of the best examples world wide. Then he acknowledged that everyone has a different opinion of the perfect pizza and that one usually judges according to how his pizza compares to a pizza that they remember fondly from the past. As a patron was leaving, he overheard the Peter’s comment and added: “You know who makes a really good pizza? That ABC franchise downtown.” I know the place – think fresh nothing and cardboard everything. I almost fell off my chair but wasn’t sure whether to laugh or duck and cover. Peter took it all in stride.
I'm new to the forum and am humbled by the knowledgeable and helpful members of this group. I found y’all because my neighbor, Dr Bob, is on recipe number 413 and he makes a darn good pie. (Yep, he counts and keeps too.) I’m better at the internet than I am making pie, so I went searching for help. Thanks for all the great posts.