Riccardo Costa returns to the kitchen of acclaimed New York City restaurant PizzArte, where master pizza maker Chef Roberto Cilio demonstrates how to prepare authentic Neapolitan pizza.
By Riccardo Costa
CHEF’S TABLE serves up the second course of a mouthwatering journey through Neapolitan Cuisine (La Cucina Napoletana). In this episode, host Riccardo Costa (of the hit web series DATE NIGHT and NYC-TV’s i-Italy), returns to the kitchen of acclaimed New York City restaurant PizzArte, where master pizza maker Chef Roberto Cilio demonstrates how to prepare authentic Neapolitan pizza. Follow along in your own kitchen, as Chef Roberto mixes and shapes the dough, spreads the sauce and fires up the pizza oven in this highly entertaining and informative guide to preparing one of the world’s favorite dishes. Featuring interviews with culinary experts from Saveur, La Cucina Italiana and Honest Cooking magazines.
Riccardo Costa, was born in Bologna, one of Italy's food capitals. From the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Riccardo earned a BFA. In Italy and New York he worked as an assistant to director Spike Lee, among others. In his free time Riccardo is an accomplished chef. Learning to cook from his grandmother, a famous Bolognese socialite from the '50s, he assimilated all the century-old family culinary secrets. He has recently penned a cookbook of some of these traditional Italian recipes, which he shares with friends, acquaintances, celebrities, intellectuals, politicians, and artists who come to his apartment to eat exceptional food, discuss ideas, and network.