Filmmaker Brian Koppelman in a podcast interview with television personality Alton Brown (of the Good Eats and Iron Chef America fame:)

Off on the edge of this town was a gypsy guy that lived in a hut and he had a little wood fire oven and three little busted up tables outside his place. You went and he made pizza. You didn’t order it. It was whatever the heck it was he was making. He would put it down and you would put down money, and he would take some money. There would be some wine and that was it. This pizza was misshapen and there was nothing on it but olive oil, shaved Parmesan cheese, and baby artichokes. It was transformative. In that one slice of pizza I became culinarily awake.

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