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Coveted: Laguiole pizza server from Matali Crasset

October 16, 2011 |  7:36 am

Pizza server1 (1 of 1)Now that all you home cooks are busily trying to replicate Pizzeria Mozza’s pies from just-published “The Mozza Cookbook,” you’re wishing you had a pizza server, am I right?

For those who just don’t want to pick up a slice of pizza and heave it onto a plate, enter this sleek pizza server made in Laguiole, the town of knives in the Aveyron region in southern France, which also is home to Michelin three-star Michel Bras’ phenomenal restaurant Bras. He does not serve pizza, or at least didn’t last time I was there.  

But if he did, I’m sure he would use something like this. After all, it’s made in his hometown and looks sturdy enough to hold a slice no matter how crazy you get with the toppings. It was originally designed by the French firm Matali Crasset for Paris pastry chef Pierre Hermé as a cake server. I admit I was a little shocked when I took in the price, but if you amortize it over, say, several hundred pizzas and cakes, you might be able to make the case for the purchase.

Matali Crasset Pie/Pizza Server, $340 from Unicahome.com. Available in orange, green, pink or black.


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Photo: Matali Crasset Pie/Pizza Server. Credit: Unicahome