Steve Cabrera grew up In Trenton, eating lots of tomato pies. Eventually he went to work for one of the top tomato pie restaurants In the city, where he learned to make the classic pie with cheese placed directly on the crust. before the crushed tomatoes, seasonings and oil.
What's the difference between tomato pie and pizza pie? "With tomato pies, the cheese comes first, then the filling, then the tomato sauce topping. Pizza pies do it the other way around," says Steve Cabrera, 'pizza master' and co-owner with businesspeople Linda and James Pittari of Classico Tomato Pies in West Windsor, New Jersey. "All three of us are fulfilling our dream: doing what we love and making others happy."