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Name: Maurizio Leo
Describe your cooking style in three words: Naturally leavened sourdough.
What’s your signature dish? A high hydration sourdough bread recipe using only flour, water, salt and yeast (“My Best Sourdough Recipe” at my website).
What do you think is the most underrated ingredient? Time — naturally leavened (vs. commercial leavening) bread needs time to develop complex flavors and a tender texture. Real bread can’t be rushed.
What’s the best cooking advice you’re ever received? “Get in there and use your hands, this isn’t supposed to be clean.” — My Italian grandmother
If you could share a meal with anyone in history who would it be? Raymond Calvel.