Pizza & Sauce Talk with Dough’s Chef Aaron May


He’s one of the main guys you see gracing the kitchen stages on the Food Network and has appeared on Guy Fieri’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” and “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. But now, one of America’s top chefs, Chef Aaron May has taken over as one of the new owners and head chef at the famed pizzeria in Hollywood, California on the Sunset Strip called Dough Pizzeria & Bar – where celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen, Metta World Peace and Lil Dicky go for a quick pizza slice to eat!

  1. What about pizza do you love so much about? When did you make your first pizza?

Pizza is engineered to be loved. Rich and salty and sweet and fatty we are programmed to crave those flavor combinations. Coupled with the love affair America has with it, it’s almost impossible not to love pizza.

  1. What’s your favorite kind?

I like to keep my pizza simple. Pepperoni pizza is my go to or even just a simple cheese pie is my favorite kind.

  1. How important is the sauce?

Sauce is what brings everything together. To me the crust (dough) is most important. And the toppings are delicious, but the sauce is what ties everything together!

  1. Can you tell us what goes into Dough’s pizza sauce?

We start with whole tomatoes and add seasoning and spices plus a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar to give it that sweet and sour flavor.

  1. For pizza, what types of sauce would you recommend people use as a dip?

I go “dip free”, but a nice thick ranch or garlic butter is acceptable.

  1. What do you feel sets Dough Pizzeria & Bar in Los Angeles a part from all others?

We use the best ingredients we can find and keep it nice and neighborhoody in here!

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