The Year in Pizza at Adult Education


Thanks to everyone out there who showed up to hear about "The Year in Pizza" at Adult Ed last night. My talk kind of got off to a rocky start (I'm not much of a public speaker), but thanks to your early laughs (either sincere or politely feigned), I soon found my bearings and delivered a not-horrible speech.

Thanks, too, to Carrie McLaren and Stay Free! for presenting the series; Charles Star for emceeing; Jim Hanas for asking me to speak; and fellow speakers Patrick Di Justo, Joe Garden, and Marian Salzman; and, of course, Union Hall for providing the venue.

It was fun. I hope you got your five bucks' worth.

Update: Bonus Material

My premise was that the Year in Pizza had two significant trends—the ongoing back-to-tradition countered by the encroachment of technology, which gave us more ways to consume bad pizza.

I think Paulie Gee would get a kick out of this, because I noted that more and more people were going nuts making pizza in their backyards. Here's the Paulie Gee slide:

I tried to make the rest of the presentation viewable online, but it began to become too involved. I guess you just had to be there, folks.