Zach Swemle & Marlee Blodgett, La Morra Pizzeria
Sometimes passion inspires you to an idea that, once you get into it, needs a lot more hard work than you ever imagined. Actually, that’s often the way it is, isn’t it? And that was the case when Zach Swemle got the brilliant idea to build a Neapolitan pizza oven from scratch. No, he wasn’t a carpenter, and no, he wasn’t from an Italian family, but no matter! He had honed his pizza-making skills at Pizzeria Delfina in San Fran and also his cooking chops even further as CDC of Mission Chinese Food in New York City, so he was ready to make a go of it his own way. The love of the pizza fueled him and his partner Marlee Blodgett and became La Morra Pizzeria, a mobile pizza kitchen that is gaining a cult following in Charleston, S.C. I don’t know about you, but I understand how the love of pizza can fuel a business, and when I first took a bite of La Morra’s pies a few months ago, I knew I had to know -- and eat -- more.