30 Things I Love: Pizza

30 Things I Love: Pizza

I love pizza. Pizza is my answer to the question, “if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?”. Do you remember the scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest and Bubba are talking about all the kinds of shrimp dishes there are? Pizza is like that.

Pizza can be frozen, purchased as ready to eat or bake at home, or home made. It can have a thin crust, thick crust, be hand tossed, or stuffed. The crust can be made with white flour, whole wheat flour, corn meal, or a blend of flours. You can have tomato sauce, Alfredo sauce, or no sauce. You can have extra cheese, 6 cheese, or regular cheese. The topping choices are endless! I don’t have the patience to figure out exactly how many types of pizza you can make, but I think it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of a zillion. This is why I think I could live on pizza for the rest of my life. I would never get bored with it!

My family will be traveling to Italy at some point, and I’m really looking forward to eating pizza in Napoli. I know the gelato, the pasta, and the pastries will all be great, but the photos of the pizza…Mmmmm. The first time I ever had a Margherita pizza was at an Italian restaurant in New York City. Since that dining experience, I have searched out other Margherita pizzas, and ravioli like Fresco by Scotto made.

I like to watch a few cooking shows on Food Network, like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. If a pizza place is featured, I like to look at what they are doing to make their pizzas special. Is it something they do to the dough to make it taste a little more savory? Is it the toppings they use, or the sauce? There are many places that I would like to go to and see for myself how good those pies are…and if I can replicate some of the better flavors at home.

What is one food you wouldn’t mind eating for the rest of your life? Do you have a favorite pizza joint?

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Author: Carolyn Olson

I grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. In 1988, I married my best friend, and moved to the farm. Jonathan and I have three daughters, and will soon have a son-in-law! I love life on the farm, and wouldn't trade it for anything!

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