PIZZA I HAVE ENJOYED AND WHERE
I'm going for a pizza with my wife this lunch time. Consequently I have spent all morning thinking about pizza. Here are some delicious pizzas I've enjoyed and where I've enjoyed them. Italy features heavily on this list - OBVIOUSLY - I'm hopeful that today's pizza can make the list...
- •MargheritaNapoli/Naples. Simple. Buffalo mozzarella. Fresh plum tomatoes. Fresh basil. A few slivers of garlic. Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- •CapriciossaRome. I was staying in a hostel just round the corner from Termini, the central train station. I found a tiny place with plastic tables and seats and, crucially, a wood-burning stove. The base was paper thin. The toppings of egg, capers and anchovies were a bit unusual, but they worked. The smell of the pizzeria was incredible. I washed everything down with a couple of ice cold Peroni and the whole thing cost less than ten euro.
- •Pizza PiccanteThis one was spicy salami and spiced, minced Italian sausage. This was one was a take away from Little Italy, Byres Rd. We ate it at my brother and sister in law's house after my wife and I got engaged. This one is more to do with the happy memory than quality of pizza.
- •School pizzaSpecifically the one they served at my High School dinner hall. I have vivid memories of eating this - the thick, gloopy base, almost burnt tomato sauce, dry congealed cheese - it was everything a pizza shouldn't be, but for some reason, it was great.