Attention, folks: we have just received news that the best focaccia in the world has been found by Iron Chef and TV personality Bobby Flay. Yes, chef Flay believes that he just ate the most delicious iteration of this Sicilian pizza dough-like Italian bread.
— Bobby Flay (@bflay) February 26, 2015
Osteria Mozza, in Los Angeles, California, is co-owned by Nancy Silverton and Flay’s buddies Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Is the focaccia really that amazing? Well, Silverton is one of the most celebrated bread bakers in the culinary world, having received a James Beard award for her book Nancy Silverton's Breads from the La Brea Bakery.
She has quite the résumé, and we trust Bobby Flay’s opinion. If you can’t get over to Osteria Mozza yourself, The Los Angeles Times published a copy of chef Silverton’s famous recipe, which takes at least 15 hours to make.
If you’re feeling brazen, you can also try her recipe for crostini with butternut squash, applewood-smoked bacon, and bitter greens.