It’s hard to beat the Godfather, but this is my new favorite pie: Sweet and Sow. A huge flavor swing from impossibly sweet figs to fatty, rich local Pancetta. If you get them both in the same bite, it’s like Jet Skiing naked. Except without water and a motor and you have clothes on and you are eating pizza.
Get them while they last. Central Market still has figs. Three types to be exact. I opted for the Mission variety. I’m going to try to preserve some of these jewels so that the Sweet and Sow can live on through Winter.
It’s an exciting time for meat in Austin. Ben, at Salt and Time, is cranking out some great charcuterie made with local pork. His Pancetta is whole cured pork belly and seasoned with pepper & juniper.