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OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: bassplayer617 ()
Date: March 13, 2005 02:22

I prefer a thick but crispy crust. The tomato sauce shouldn't be too sweet. For meats, I like Italian sausage. Extras include onions,mushrooms, black olives, and peppers (both hot & mild) , and lots of shredded mozzarella cheese.

This is my idealized American-style pizza. What about you guys? I really wanna know how an authentic Italian or Sicilian pizza should be prepared. I do know that pepperoni was an American invention, and I don't care much for it.

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Potted Shrimp ()
Date: March 13, 2005 02:30

God, you just made me hungry.........But I'll have to play the 'Febo sate-kroket' card one more time. (thanks for the picture Sjouke!)

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: bassplayer617 ()
Date: March 13, 2005 02:43

A pizza is in the oven as I write this, and it smells delicious.

Bon appetit.

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: March 13, 2005 02:47

My girlfriend is a vegetarian, so we usually get the Garden Special (tomatoes, zucchini, green peppers, olives, onions, etc.)

But when she's not home, I go for a double dose of pepperoni and Italian sausage with mushrooms.

A traditional tossed crust with a crispy outer edge, yet soft and chewy in the middle!


Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: bassplayer617 ()
Date: March 13, 2005 03:36

You guys will love this. A web search revealed this:

"Raffaele Esposito is credited for creating the modern pizza. Genevieve Thiers writes, “He first experimented with adding only cheese to bread, then added sauce underneath it and let the dough take the shape of a large round pie.” As his pizza began to gain recognition in Naples, he was asked to make pies for the visit of the Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita in 1889. Esposito is said to have made three pies, but the one that the Queen favored was designed to express his loyalty to Italy, sharing the colors of the Italian flag. He used basil for green, mozzarella cheese for white and tomatoes for red. He named this invention Pizza Margherita in honor of the Queen. This pizza is what is commonly referred to in modern times as “cheese pizza.” "

There you have it-- we can thank Mr. Esposito of Naples for creating the modern pizza we all know and love. He deserves a place in the Culinary Hall of Fame, along with the Earl of Sandwich and many others. LOL


Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 13, 2005 04:34

I like a lot of meat. Sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, bacon... Bring it on! I also like mushrooms. Pizza hut makes the best crust this side of Italy...

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Date: March 13, 2005 08:10

Pizza Hut ?????? You need to get out more>>>

Ham, Pineapple and Mushroom

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 13, 2005 10:37

Vegetarian with anchovies....ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Doc ()
Date: March 13, 2005 14:23

Tuna, anchovy, black olives, onions, herbs and cheese

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Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Wild Slivovitz ()
Date: March 13, 2005 17:54

bassplayer617 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> You guys will love this. A web search revealed
> this:
>
> "Raffaele Esposito is credited for creating the
> modern pizza. Genevieve Thiers writes, “He first
> experimented with adding only cheese to bread,
> then added sauce underneath it and let the dough
> take the shape of a large round pie.” As his pizza
> began to gain recognition in Naples, he was asked
> to make pies for the visit of the Italian King
> Umberto I and Queen Margherita in 1889. Esposito
> is said to have made three pies, but the one that
> the Queen favored was designed to express his
> loyalty to Italy, sharing the colors of the
> Italian flag. He used basil for green, mozzarella
> cheese for white and tomatoes for red. He named
> this invention Pizza Margherita in honor of the
> Queen. This pizza is what is commonly referred to
> in modern times as “cheese pizza.” "
>
> There you have it-- we can thank Mr. Esposito of
> Naples for creating the modern pizza we all know
> and love. He deserves a place in the Culinary Hall
> of Fame, along with the Earl of Sandwich and many
> others. LOL
>
>


Of course I too know that story! Here in Naples I live five minutes away from the pizzeria where pizza Margherita was born!

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: SatanicFlowers ()
Date: March 13, 2005 17:58

"Magic Mushrooms"

...if not around, then lots 'o meat!

bon appetite!



- Thru our past darkly...

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: March 13, 2005 18:02

Pizza Hut is good.

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: JumpingKentFlash ()
Date: March 13, 2005 18:21

I always enjoy the "JumpingKentFlash Special". That's two pizzas.
grinning smiley

JumpingKentFlash

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Bob Tamp ()
Date: March 13, 2005 20:30

Clam pizza is really good

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: March 14, 2005 12:05

For a good pizza two things are essential: the bottom should be thin and crispy, and the tomato sauce should be made of quality tomatoes and not be too sweet. Most deepfrozen pizzas and takeaways don't get it right. Ever tried dr. Oetker's Big American? It's like a sandwich soaked in ketchup, plain horrible.. The best pizza I ever had was in an unsightly pizzeria/take away in a little sidestreet in Bologna, with a taste that exploded in your mouth. Best accompanied by a large beer.

For toppings: anchovies, oregano, capers, olives, artichok hearts..
And please, no pineapple or other Hawaïan stuff for me!

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"Shit!... No shit, awright!"



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2005-03-14 12:25 by Greg.

Re: OT: Pizza Break--what do you like on yours?
Posted by: liddas ()
Date: March 14, 2005 12:30


My personal fav is pizza margherita style, but with "stracchino" instead of mozzarella + olives.

This is the way it is often prepared in liguria.

But my no. 1 fav, although not properly a "pizza" is the "pizzata" made in recco.

Recco is a small town at the seaside just close to Genova, famous worldwide mainly for its "focaccia al formaggio" and "pesto" sauce.

The "pizzata" is a combination of a "focaccia al formaggio" with a "pizza".

Preparation.

Step 1 (the focaccia al formaggio)

Knead flower + water and little salt. Let it rest for a wile. Prepare two very thin layers. Get a large round pan that you can use in the oven. Sprinkle some yellow mais flower (the one you use for Polenta) on the pan. Fit one layer on the pan. Add crescenza cheese, like you would add mozzarella to a normal pizza. Close the focaccia with the upper layer.

Step 2 (pizzata)

On the second layer put some tomato sauce, again crescenza and some small green olives.

Cook in a very well heated oven for approx 10 m.

C



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