Chef's Table: Pizza
Chef's Table: Pizza (2022)
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Chef’s Table: Pizza – Series on Netflix

A series directed by Abigail Fuller, Clay Jeter, Zia Mandviwalla and Brian McGinn.

Chef’s Table is a collection of series on Netflix about elevated food making and the chefs who have managed to take it to a higher level.

In this collection, we are offered a six episode series dedicated to the glorious food phenomenon: pizza, and the people who excel at making them, even elevating their elaboration to an art form.

Chef’s Table: Pizza is excellently produced (almost too well), with captivating stories, and genuine interviews – with the chefs and food critics -, all revolving around pizzas, and the stories of the people who have elevated this dish to something else. What is there not to like about this series?

About this Series

In the first episode Ed Levine, food critic, determined that the best pizza was not in New York, not in Italy, but in Phoenix, Arizona. Brett Anderson, Food Writer at The new York Times concurs. Chris Blanco, a New Yorker, is the man who according to some critics “revolutionized” pizza and put Phoenix on the “Best Pizza Map”.

The second episode is about Gabriele Banci, the King of pizza in Italy. We are introduced to Gabriele, and his thinking behind pizza baking, which involves more than kneading dough and an oven. He gives us a glimpse of his approach to and his philosophy in the pizza-making process, from the production of the primary products to the elaboration, and ultimately the presentation.

Ann Kim is the protagonist of the third episode. Considered one of the best chefs in the US, is now in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as she has contributed not only to the art of pizza making, but also makes a clear statement of her own, unique identity and incredible skill.

Episode four takes us back to Naples, Italy the birthplace of pizza. We meet Franco Pepe, chef who comes from a long line of pizza-makers. As they say he considers pizza is an Art, and he has mastered it. He takes dough to another level.

Kyoto, Japan is our destination in episode five. Yoshihiro Imai tells us about what drew him to become a chef, and to make pizzas. “Wa” is the Japanese word for harmony, and gives an indication of Yoshihiro’s perspective. His cooking, pizza-making, is seen as a kind of Zen alchemy.

In the sixth episode we are presented to Sarah Minnick who takes pizza into a completely unique terrain, using edible flowers and weeds (herbs). The pizzas that she elaborates are pieces of visual art. In her restaurant Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, in Portland, Oregon she offers pizzas that are “on her own terms”.

Release Date

September 07, 2022.

Where to Watch Chef’s Table: Pizza

Netflix

Chef's Table: Pizza
Chef's Table: Pizza

Name: Chef's Table: Pizza

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Chef's Table is a collection of series on Netflix about elevated food making and the chefs who have managed to take it to a higher level. In this collection titled Chef's Table: Pizza we are offered a six episode series dedicated to the glorious food phenomenon: pizza, and the people who excel at making them, even elevating their elaboration to an art form.

Review

Chef’s Table: Pizza is excellently produced, almost too well, the stories are captivating, and the interviews seem genuine. It is the perfect series to disconnect from the humdrum. Feel-good, and even inspiring.

Overall
7/10
7/10

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