CANrsquoT BE lsquoBEETrsquo Ian Ramirez executive chef at Calvin College in Grand Rapids Mich lays a foundation of pickled beet and canned tomato sauce blended together and tops it with butternut squash pumpkin seeds black barley goat cheese and mixed greens

CAN’T BE ‘BEET.’ Ian Ramirez, executive chef at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., lays a foundation of pickled beet and canned tomato sauce blended together and tops it with butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, black barley, goat cheese and mixed greens.

Pie in the Sky

Pizza purists, look away. The following pies are not authentic, not traditional and definitely not boring.

Sometimes, those “why didn’t I think of that?” combinations of toppings can be a complete accident or stroke of genius that results in iconic pizzas. In the tradition of Wolfgang Puck’s famous smoked salmon pizza that shocked (and delighted) in the 1980s and California Pizza Kitchen’s barbecue chicken pizza, the most interesting pies challenge previously held ideas about pizza.

Silicon Valley by Way of Italy
Born in California and educated in Italy, Anthony

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