Here is a wonderful video about pizza in America, that needs to be shared.
Amercia's Stories visited Frak Pepe's and had a long conversation with Gary Bimonte, grandson of Frank Pepe on Wooster Street in New Haven, Connecticut. Lou Abate of Abate's Pizza was also interviewed.
Gary goes into detail about the history of Frank Pepe as he explains how Frank started selling pizza slice by slice.
The story of Frank Pepe is America's story. Frank came off the boat with no money. He was able to get a job at a bakery. He sold pizza on the side.
After saving his money his was able to open his own pizzeria. He was a good man, a generous man. And he was a pizza master who taught many others to make pizza.
One of those was Lou Abate's father. The magic rubbed off and now Lou makes his own pizza down the street from Pepe's. He claims at times to make more pizza than Sally's
and Pepe's combined.
This is a wonderful film. My only issue with this film? I wished it was longer...
pizza all over, New Haven,
The Pizza Promoter
Here is a great book that features pizza on Wooster Street: American Pie by Peter Reinhart: