Undressed

Pies hot out of the oven before their final toppings. Clockwise, from the top of the hour: Bryan, Kathy, Marge, and Braden.

Foursquare

Clockwise from the top of the hour: Kayden, Other Kathy, Braden, and Bryan.

Highly Unusual

Highly unusual. This sort of hatred he typically reserves for bumbly drawer liners.

Pepperoni Matters

Ezzo Supreme Special peeking out from a blanket of mozzarella. We put the pepperoni under the cheese to protect it from over-scorching in the brick oven.

If you order pepperoni pizza in Italy you get vegetables. This I learned in Trieste, the port city where Joyce started Dubliners and finished Portrait and my great great grandparents left Slovenia for Cleveland, of all places.

“Times must have been tough,” my brother Josh later remarked on the subject with his toes in Lake Bled.

Presently we were watching the sun set over the Adriatic, Trieste’s Piazza della Borsa at our backs. We sat cross legged on the Molo Audace over a greasy pizza box. The pizza had

“Salami,” Josh said.

“You have to order salami.”

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Introducing Sketchbook

Sketchbook is in development. Indefinitely. Here I’ll be putting up excerpts from my notebook: cartoons, notes, recipes. Some illustrated deep dives on ingredients and process. Photography. Other doodles. Work in progress.