Ruby Rambles About Pizza
Poor cinnafire has been waiting for a response on my Twofer Writing Challenge for just over two weeks now, and dropped by to remind me I had not yet gotten around to posting about pizza. So without further ado, I will launch right into the topic for you!
The truth is, I adore pizza. I like it hot, but I will eat it cold for breakfast. I love it loaded with meat and cheese, but don't forget the veggies! I love pizza with green peppers, onions, and mushrooms. But it's even better if you add diced tomatoes and a generous portion of olives – the saltier, the better!
I have eaten pizza made with chunks of grilled chicken and feta cheese. I have had mini-pizzas made by a Chilean baker. They had a thick, doughy crust unlike any other pizza I've ever had; my favourites were topped with huge chunks of sausage and pineapple.
I have a friend whose parents ran an Italian bakery, and he would make us flat rectangular pizzas that had no cheese. They would be topped with just tomato sauce, or even olive oil and garlic. Apparently, in the village his father grew up in, there were even such pizzas topped with sliced potatoes.
We used to live in a big city that had dozens of pizza restaurants, many of which had two-for-one deals and were open round the clock – or just about. When the Wolf and I were first together he was helping out some friends who owned such a place.
They were a Lebanese family who had bought the restaurant with no prior knowledge of anything related to pizza. They had a cook who knew the trade well, and they learned from him! Then they taught my hubby. I often say he has asbestos fingers, because there were many times when he fished hot pizzas out of the oven with his bare hands.
For all that we love pizza in our family, we do not make it at home. I was never really a fan of homemade pizza, and especially not of the poor man's pizzas that some people make. When we want a pizza, we buy one ready-made.
I'm going to double-dip on this one, and make it also my Food entry in Dawnwriter 's A-W Category Challenge.
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