“I do believe, and long have believed, that pizza is the perfect food. There’s no other city like New York, where every block has a pizzeria where they’re probably making dough from scratch. It’s an unbelievable phenomenon, and I also find it very moving: On every street corner of New York there is someone, usually a man, who is performing a procedure that has not changed very much in 3,000 years. It has in the past moistened my eye to remember that.”
I have a feeling Mr. Steingarten and I would get along quite well.