The Reluctant Gourmet has a good, friendly interview with Ruth Gresser, in which the owner and chef behind Pizzeria Paradiso talks about her background, her decision to open a pizza joint, and whether cooking school is necessary for a chef.
Here are three things I learned about Gresser:
1. She studied chemistry in college.
2. She’s a fan of the Williamsburg Cookbook.
3. She likes curing her own corned beef.
I know it wouldn’t fit into her Italian menu, but I’d love to try Gresser’s Reuben one day as a special.