Watch the Times-Picayune’s video of Jeff Talbot’s 90-second pizza bianca at Ancora; doesn’t it make you want to run out and eat pizza immediately? (But I really never need an excuse to run out and eat pizza immediately.)
In other local Italian food news, a Mano chef Adolfo Garcia is offering a “culinary tour of Italy” through a series of regional menus, offering a different three course prix fixe menu ($28) each week, which can be paired with a flight of three wines from the same region. Last week, a Mano’s series kicked off with Calabria’s culinary traditions, and this week features Basilicata & Puglia. Next week is Campania, followed by Lazio/Rome, Abruzzo/Molise, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, and wrapping up on September 26-30 with Umbria.