Pizzeria Mozza's Nancy Silverton. In an essay called "Building the Perfect Pizza", Laurie Winer described a gathering of friends sampling Silverton's epic pizza days before Pizzeria Mozza opened. According to Winer, Silverton wasn't seeking their input or praise; the pizza had already been perfected. Instead, she was feeding people she loved, with the best food she knew how to make. Winer ends the essay with this quote from Silverton:
"This is how I judge a great meal, " she said. "When I'm eating it, I don't want to be anywhere else. That's how I want people to feel when they're eating my pizza.""Building the Perfect Pizza" was first published in Los Angeles Magazine, September 2006, and was included in the anthology Best Food Writing 2007 (Image: Stephanie Diani for The New York Times) Related: What Was the Best Wedding Meal You've Ever Had?