Another North Fork restaurateur will get their close-up this Sunday when 1943 Pizza Bar and Rolling in Dough pizza truck owner Matt Michel appears on Ina Garten’s new Food Network show, “Cooking For Jeffrey.”
“I’m super excited,” Michel said Friday. “I met her at one of the parties I do with the truck and then she came into 1943 Pizza Bar over the summer.”
When Ms. Garten asked to speak to the restaurant’s owner, she had no idea it was Mr. Michel.
“She said, ‘I’ve been wanting to get you on my show, would you like to do it?” Michel said. “I said, ‘Of Course!'”
“We made a summer squash pie with green and yellow zucchini, charred red onions and roasted garlic ricotta on a white pie,” Michel said. “Ina made an antipasto salad and the limoncello cheesecake squares to accompany it.”
Even The Barefoot Contessa herself expressed her excitement about the upcoming episode today on her Facebook page:
“Excited for the next episode of Cooking For Jeffrey!” she wrote. “So much fun making pizzas and limoncello cheesecake squares with Matt Michel from Rolling In Dough Pizza. It’s going to be a delicious morning!”
If you think Michel will be home Sunday morning watching himself on TV, it’s not that simple.
“My whole crew is coming over to watch it, but I don’t like watching myself on camera,” Michel said. “Maybe I’ll see it at some point.”
The episode of “Cooking For Jeffrey: Pizza Pronto” with Matt Michel will air Sunday, October 30 at 10:30 a.m. on The Food Network.