On the Wednesday morning following PizzaTuesday Naples, my insider’s tour of the pizza heartland, the group met with the great Franco Pepe on the sunny rooftop of Pepe in Grani, his pizzeria in the town of Caiazzo.
Recalling the prior night’s tasting of 10 exceptional Pepe pizzas I put the third-generation pizzaiolo on the spot:
How, I asked, does your pizza compare to that of your father and grandfather?
Pepe smiled uneasily, took a breath, then delivered the response heard in the video above. [Read more...]