I've been eyeing the Roberta's Cookbook sitting in a stack of cookbooks on my kitchen counter for a few weeks now. I've never been to Roberta's, a pizza restaurant located in a cement bunker somewhere in Brooklyn. But Roberta's legend is far-reaching and I've certainly heard of the joint, probably first through a podcast from Heritage Radio Network, which broadcasts shows about food and other cool things.
So without even cracking the cover, this book is already getting interesting (pizza, cement bunkers, food radio!) But can a cookbook from a pizza parlor far, far away have a place in my Oakland, California kitchen — or in anyone's kitchen for that matter?