After the Starchefs International Chefs Congress, I took off my badge and hit the streets of NYC – specifically to go visit Adrienne’s Pizza Bar where my brother in law, Master Pizzaiolo Nick Angelis, makes incredible pies. With a line often wrapping around and crowds swelling throughout the day, it delights even those who claim to be “fussy” about their Italian food.

With all I had savored and experienced at the SICC, this was perhaps the highlight of the trip: Nick and I spent the afternoon with the dust of pizza on our hands.

There’s always something special about cooking with family. And I guess it’s even more special when it’s capped off with what many think is the best pizza on the planet.