Meet Dean Litster, aka Professor Zara, the corporate pizza chef at Armando’s Pizza Bar in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He got his start folding bins as a 15-year vintage and fast determined his expertise—and passion—for making artisanal pizza. “Once I realized this changed into what I changed into going to do, that’s after I decided, ‘OK, I’m going all-in now,’” he says. “If you’re going to do something, you may as well try and be the quality at it.”
Litster’s unique pies include the Windsor-Style Deep Dish, offering Galati cheese, shredded and round pepperoni, canned mushrooms, greater pink sauce, and Parmesan. “I don’t do that only for me,” he says. “I want Windsor to be known as a pizza destination.” Pizza! The Movie was a bold task to start with. On the surface, making pizza appears simple sufficient. O.K., you’re making dough with water, yeast, salt, and perhaps add some olive oil. Stretch out the dough, throw on a bit of olive oil, a few tomatoes, some cheese, and pepperoni, or anything. It’s smooth. Right?
Not as a way to everybody who has made pizza from the coronary heart, and clearly no longer for a person who makes a movie with a heart about pizza. Pizza! The Movie will no longer be all things to all and sundry. The movie does now not pretend to be. Of course, there can be pizza fans who’re upset. After all filmmaker,r Michael Dorian had to slender his cognizance.
Dorian has carried out an exquisite activity of hitting all of the high spots of pizza. He tackles New York Pizza, Neapolitan pizza, and Pepe’s pizza. He discusses Chicago Deep Dish pizza. He uncovers the Chicago Deep Dish controversy. He travels u . S. From gives up to give up looking for snippets and records approximately the pizza way of life. He interviews Peter Reinhart of American Pie; he talks to Chris Bianco, of Pizzeria Bianco; I even noticed Gary Bimonte of Pepe’s evaluating top pizza to a home-run.
He touches on Pizza Delivery Drivers, proposing a clip from another movie about Pizza Delivery Drivers. He talks to pizza lovers of all ethnic flavors and tastes. Dorian left no pizza box unopened or pizza pie untasted. He uncovers several myths and stories about pizza. One of the film’s brightest moments is an uncensored interview with Ed LaDou, the inventor of California pizza. LaDou was the unsung writer of Wolfgang Puck’s Pizza and the author of the menu for California Pizza Kitchen. Ed LaDou is truly one of the Legends of Pizza. Both Puck and the proprietors of CPK, understandably, declined to be interviewed for this movie.