November 22, 2006
It’s Like Your Italian Grandmother’s Pizza… But Better.
Yeah that’s right, I said it, but better! I love my homemade pizza. Ok, maybe I don't have an Italian Grandmother to confirm that mine is better than hers but I love my pizza more than any take out. It varies depending on what ingredients I have around, but it’s always real good. It’s better than real good, it’s amazing. I’m bragging, I don’t care, I love my pizza. It’s such a common item that everyone eats but there’s a huge variety in the quality that you can get. Why do people continue to eat bad pizza? If we boycotted it, maybe it would go away. I’m not a fan of cardboard masquerading as pizza. I don’t like plastic pretending to be cheese. Some people think they’re improving things by using a raw buckwheat biscuit like crust. They’re not. I want a yeasted, baked dough for my pizza, thank you very much. It’s so easy to make wonderful pizza and yet people still mess it up.
Don’t let anyone try to fool you either, pizza dough isn’t hard to make from scratch. As far as bread goes, it’s as easy as you get. You don’t have to worry about trying to make it rise as high as bread dough and if it’s ugly it doesn’t matter because it gets covered up anyways. Plus, if you make a bunch at once you can store balls of dough in the freezer and you’re all set to go for next time. And how hard is it to cut up some fresh toppings? Chop, chop, done. The lovely pizza you see before you, (yes, pizza is lovely) includes the following tasty toppings: olive tapanade, spicy tomato sauce, caramelized onions, shiitake mushrooms, yellow peppers, sweet and spicy marinated red peppers, chorizo sausage, feta and mozzarella cheese. A-m-a-z-i-n-g.
Food + Pizza + Gourmet