Nothing beats Italian pizza. Nothing!
I’m talking about that delicious, thin crust, wood-oven baked pizza. Not the kind where you have to dive into the take-out box to grab your favourite piece. Nope. I’m talking about your own personal pizza, ALL yours, ONLY yours!
We invited some friends over for a pizza dinner a few evenings ago. For them, it was your every day pizza affair…but for us, it was so much more!
We crave authentic Italian pizza ALL year (and end up stuffing our faces with it all summer so as to satisy our craving until the next summer comes along!). Don’t get me wrong, I love North American pizza, but only Italian pizza can convince me enough to “forget” that I am gluten and lactose intolerant (only to suffer the consequences the next day-sort of like the kind of hangover that makes you wish you hadn’t drank so much the night before!).
This particular pizza party was a milestone for my son…it was his first time ordering his OWN personal pizza!
Unlike North American pizza, in Italy you get to order your OWN pizza! (Yep, the pizza in that box is all yours!) Mind you, this thin crust pizza would equate to about 4-5 slices of american pizza (or maybe 2 if you prefer pan pizza from Pizza Hut!).
As you would in North America, you call to order, pick up (most places don’t deliver here), and voila…the pizza party begins!
Oh, and might I add that if you want to eat your pizza like a true Italian you must either eat it with a fork and knife (yes, piece by piece) or (my preference) cut “spicchi” (slices) then fold in half (so all of that delicious gooey cheese doesn’t fall out!).
The thing I love about Italian pizza is that the condiments are so varied…
Marguerita with capers and anchovies
Marinara with thinly sliced eggplant
Prosciutto e Funghi
And my personal fave, Frutti di Mare in bianco (Seafood w/o sauce + mozzarella)
Can you believe my little man ate more than half of that pizza all by himself?!
And this is what was left of mine! 😉
What’s your favourite pizza condiment?