About the Author
After studying French cooking with Madeleine Kamman, and cooking professionally in French, American and Italian restaurants across the country, Ruth Gresser turned her attention to pizza. Considered the matriarch of pizza in Washington, D.C., she opened Pizzeria Paradiso to critical acclaim in 1991. Gresser sits on the board of directors of Women Chefs and Restaurateur, is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, and has been profiled in The Washington Post Magazine and The Washington Business Journal. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with her partner of 21 years.