What makes gourmet pizza different from say, that cheap pizza you get whenever you get a random craving or the one you get in the frozen aisle at the supermarket? Well, lots of things. The ingredients, the recipe, the care, and, yes, the way it’s prepared. In the process of finding the best way to prepare pizza, we have determined that the ideal way to cook it is in a wood oven. This is why we can offer the best wood-fired pizza in Los Angeles.
What Makes Wood-Fired Pizza Better?
It’s not really that wood cooking is inherently better than, say, using an electrical or gas stove or a conventional oven. In the end, you can always make wonderful food if you manage to find the right ingredients and you know how to use them. Still, the flavor created by using wood smoke to cook your food will definitely be unique and won’t compare to that of more commonplace cooking. We are not only talking about that particular smoky flavor that you definitely have noticed if you’ve enjoyed the best wood-fired pizza in Los Angeles (although that’s definitely a big part of it). Thanks to the even heat distribution allowed by wood ovens, our cooks can better bring out the flavors in every ingredient.
The Ancient Tradition of Wood Cooking
Wood cooking dates back all the way to over 300,000 years ago. In fact, most of the cooking that has been done throughout the course of human history has involved some version of wood-burning. The wood ovens that we use nowadays can be specifically traced back to at least Ancient Greece. These ovens, which were built in a variety of different dimensions, were used in the making of bread, meat, and fish, among other foods. The use of these ovens eventually caught on in Rome, becoming a staple of what is now known as Italian cuisine throughout the subsequent two-thousand years. Today we carry on that tradition at WOOD Silverlake.
Beyond Just Pizza
Of course, our delicious wood-burning oven isn’t just for pizza. Sure, we are known as one of the best places for pizza in Silverlake, but you can actually enjoy a lot more offerings from our specialty oven. In fact, we take pride in offering a wide array of culinary staples of Italian cuisine, most of which are cooked over a nice wood fire. You can enjoy our Angus steak ribeye or our steak lamb chops, evenly and carefully brought up to the best possible taste. And if you are not into eating meat, you can always enjoy some of our handmade pasta or vegetarian dishes. We want everyone at WOOD to be able to enjoy a taste of what we have to offer.
Enjoying the Best Wood-Fired Pizza in Los Angeles
Are you looking to enjoy the best wood-fired pizza in Los Angeles? We at WOOD have got you covered. Just give us a call at (323) 667-9940 and let us know what you’d like. Our use of the best available ingredients and the best wood-firing techniques has given us the chance to give you something truly special.