Times are tough: Perlman’s making pizza

Times are tough: Perlman’s making pizza


norman lebrecht

June 18, 2021

Muti got there first.

Anyone else competing in pizza r us?



  • Mark says:

    Keep your day job 🙂

  • MusicBear88 says:

    Itzhak’s been on cooking shows since the 1980s. He did a Jewish food episode of the Frugal Gourmet with Jeff Smith when I was a small child.

  • Cornee says:

    His secret sauce: string cheese.

  • V.Lind says:

    Stick to your day (er, night) job, Mr. P.

    Has the man no palate? The blandest and most boring cheese on earth, only mushrooms, and no seasoning whatsoever?

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Does Muti buy the dough or does he make his own?

  • MR says:

    New York City is famous for its pizza, and before heading for the Metropolitan Museum of Art late one Sunday morning, I stopped at the first pizza place I saw at Lexington and 84th street after parking my car on Park Avenue. This proved to be a most delicious if unconventional breakfast of coffee, and two slices of pizza. As I sat on a stool gazing out the large glass window at the passing people and cars on Lexington, I noticed a glass-covered magazine article hanging on the wall beside me. In the article, the owner of the pizza restaurant explained how the secret of great pizza was the weather. The weather? You see, the three main ingredients of flour, water and yeast are not to be mixed by any rigid formula. Rather, their exact proportions must be determined by the moisture or dryness in the air at the moment the pizza is being made.

  • Brettermeier says:

    Making pizza is one of the greatest arts there is.

  • Jan Kaznowski says:

    I love Perlman, but he does dumb down a bit much for the public. He’s razor-sharp, but this rarely comes through in his video vignettes.

  • Hayne says:

    Readymade dough Mr. Perlman? I don’t care what you say,
    you’re not Italian:)
    Make the dough. It’s worth it.