If you've been hanging around this corner of the internet pizzascape, chances are you've run into Matt Hyland, a.k.a. BKMatt, before. As he and his wife Emily get to work on opening a pizzeria in Clinton Hill early next year, we thought it was high time to sit down and talk to Matt about his pizza obsession and upcoming project.
'Pizza+Obsessives' on Serious Eats
In the few short months since I gleefully took on the role of Slice editor (aka Lady Slice), I've been lucky enough to add Associate Editor of Serious Eats to my honorific. And while juggling both roles has been a delightful exercise in time management, I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome Kate Andersen to the team as Slice's new Contributing Editor. What better way to get to know her than a good old-fashioned round of Pizza Obsessives?
Say hello to Jimmy Coponi. He's the youngest pizza obsessive we've ever interviewed, but don't be fooled by his age. The 17-year-old fanatic is all about hyper-traditional Neapolitan pies and it's pretty damn clear that he's got the chops to back it up.
Earlier today, Serious Eats Overlord Ed Levine welcomed our new editor of Slice. You've probably seen her NYC Oyster Happy Hour Guide or read about her Meatopia-induced bliss. We think it's high time y'all get to know her a little better, so let's give a big, pizza-obsessed hello to Niki Achitoff-Gray.
Today's obsessive is a pizza-lover from the Boston area who makes some very fine contributions to My Pie Monday, which I have even been lucky enough to try! (I once got to attend one of his epic pizza parties in Cambridge.) Let's get to know our fellow pie enthusiast Damian a little better as he spends a little time in the ol' 'hot seat'.
If you've spent any time here at Slice, you've probably read some of this guy's work and seen his comments. Some of them might have even caused you to pause, raise an eyebrow, or maybe shake your head in disbelief. So who is the guy who writes this stuff??? It's high time we find out; Pizzablogger has resisted his turn in the hot seat for far too long.
If you've been peeking at My Pie Monday, then you've most likely noticed the nicely rounded beauts produced by Slice'r Atmast. Her pies have a signature look and she's got some tricks up her baking sleeves that you can learn a little bit more about during this week's Pizza Obsessives Q&A.
"...that's become one of our qualifications for new friends: 'How much pizza can you eat and how often? Oh, you don't like pizza? Nice knowing you.'"
Get to know what makes pizza fanatics tick as they take a turn in the hot seat. This week's Pizza Obsessive is Slice intern, Paige Brocious.
It's time to get to know our Los Angeles Slice correspondent, Miss Kelly Bone! Whether snapping gorgeous pizza shots for Top This or making her reviewing rounds, Kelly has got all the Slice bases covered in L.A. Let's find out what makes this pizza-loving California girl tick with the hard hitting Pizza Obsessives Q&A treatment.
This week we're getting Kenny Dunn from Rome into the Slice hot seat. Let's get to know this Philly native turned Rome tour guide a little better with the hard hitting questions.
A core member of the pizzamaking.com forums, Craig has been tirelessly pushing the limits of his pizza making since modifying his BBQ grill a couple of years ago and making pizzas on that which were already beyond what many are doing. Then came the Acunto.
>Slice'r Lance Roberts has never let wide expanses of territory come between him and a good pie. You might have seen a report or two to that effect. He's a regular Pizza Bedouin. Sliceland is just the place for a roving pie man like Lance to hang his hat (and you're sure to have seen him around these parts—always sure to put in his two cents). Let's get to know him a little better when he takes a trip to the hot seat.
If you were at Sandwich Fest two weeks back, you most likely picked up an amazingly delicious meatball sub from Best Pizza. After running into Pizza Obsessive alum amusebouche1 at the festival, I couldn't get those hot seat questions out of my mind. Luckily, I was able to find a willing interviewee in pizzaiolo and Best Pizza (reviewed here) owner Frank Pinello.
This week's obsessive is becoming quite the regular on My Pie Monday. Let's get to know our fellow pie enthusiast JimmyG a little better with a warm, er, I mean 'hot seat' welcome.—MS Name: Jim Gerhold Location: Lawrence, KS What type of pizza do you prefer? My favorite is a regular New York pizza pie. But I also enjoy a good Neapolitan pizza, or what I call a Sicilia style pizza: semolina or a semolina mix replacing the bread or 00 flour; a young and melt-able sheep's milk cheese replacing the mozzarella. The Pizza Cognition Theory states that "the first...