La Brea Bakery Unveils Antipasto Breads

Chef Nancy Silverton creates the total dining exprience at her Mozza
restaurants, and now
La Brea Bakery offers home chefs the opportunity to re-create the restaurant
experience at home with
their new Antipasto Bread and Artisan Appetizers recipe ideas.

Los Angeles, CA — For the past 20 years, La Brea Bakery’s brand has been known
for its deeply
rooted origins in culinary craftsmanship, quality, and originality. With founder
Chef Nancy Silverton’s
expertise and input, La Brea Bakery has created Antipasto Bread, the essential
ingredient in the
exciting new dining concept Artisan Appetizers.

La Brea Bakery spent over one year in research and development creating
Antipasto Breads – artisan
loaves perfect in size and shape, with a crispy crust and soft interior crumb,
to provide an optimal
base for a variety of Artisan Appetizers just like the bruschetta and crostini
that Chef Silverton is
serving at her renowned Los Angeles restaurants Pizzeria and Osteria Mozza.

Our intent at Osteria Mozza was to use mozzarella for appetizers like crostini,
because bread has
such great texture and adds texture and flavor to every dish, it made sense to
build upon, said Chef
Silverton. The Antipasto Bread is easy to handle and when toasted up, it has
the appearance of a
crusty loaf, but is much more user-friendly than traditional artisan breads.

Famed Los Angeles Times food critic S. Irene Virbila, named her experience at
Osteria Mozza’s
mozzarella bar as one of her most memorable dining experiences of 2009. In her
article, Ms. Virbila
describes how watching Chef Silverton create mozzarella magic with her
antipasti recipes takes her
on a journey through Italy. It was these magical antipasti creations that
inspired La Brea Bakery to
create Antipasto Breads and Artisan Appetizers.

We see Chef Silverton as a true pioneer, great at creating a total dining
experience at her
restaurants, said Sigalle Feig, director of brand development at La Brea
Bakery. She’s also a big fan
of encouraging people to venture into her concept using their own methods at
home. Artisan
Appetizers are all about simplification without compromise.

In October, La Brea Bakery previewed Artisan Appetizers to rave reviews from
4,000 culinary industry
leaders at the American Wine and Food Festival in Los Angeles. Since then,
consumers have been
just as enthusiastic about the new concept. Available in three versatile
varieties Rustic Italian,
Roasted Garlic, and Toasted Walnut and with over 100 recipes available on La
Brea Bakery’s website
the home chef is empowered to re-create a memorable restaurant quality meal in
the comfort of their
own kitchen.

Visit for more information. To reproduce
recipes or publish
photos, please send requests to kbrucker (at) labreabakery (dot) com.

Founded in 1989 by a James Beard award-winning pastry chef, La Brea Bakery, Inc.
is the leading
US producer of par-baked artisan breads distributed to foodservice and grocery
retail businesses. The
company maintains ownership of its original flagship storefront in Los Angeles,
CA, in addition to a
casual dining restaurant in Anaheim, CA. Recognized for its commitment to
offering only high-quality
and authentic culinary experiences to consumers, La Brea Bakery is continually
ranked as the No. 1
artisan bread brand in the country. La Brea Bakery is owned by Aryzta, AG, a
global leader in
specialty bakery brands. For more information, visit

La Brea Bakery