Joe Perfecto

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Joe Perfecto is a Sacramento-based general assignment reporter and photographer.

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Neighborhood Favorite: For the Love of Malta

Maltese pastizzi comes in two classical forms, delineated by how the finely fissile pastry — laminated with both butter and lard — folds around its savory filling. Shell-shaped pastizzi, clamped tight like clams at low tide, conceal peas cooked to their melting point and spiced with a subtle curry that’s more English (Malta’s most recent colonizers) than Indian.

Feb 28, 2023 Jennifer Fergesen