Can You Ever Get Tired of Pizza?
We make pizza every Friday at our house.
Okay, maybe not every Friday. Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, we can’t make pizza on Friday. So we make it on Saturday instead. Occasionally, someone will ask me if I get tired of eating pizza. In all cases, the person asking the question has never had the pleasure of eating our pizza. Is it the crispy, thin crust? Is it the freshness of the ingredients? Or is it merely the fact that I consider pizza to be a food group in and of itself? Maybe it’s all the above. I think the real reason we never tire of pizza is that the toppings are always changing. Fresh tomato and basil in the summer yield to roasted squash and Gorgonzola in the fall.
We track our hits and misses (Yes, there have been a few yucks.) in a pizza log. Here is a look at some of our (mostly vegetarian) tried and true, white pizza favorites:
|base||layer 1||layer 2||sprinkle||dash||cheese!||at the end|
|EVOO + minced garlic||crimini mushrooms||paper thin potatoes||fresh thyme||coarse sea salt||Taleggio + Gruyere||truffle oil drizzle|
|pesto + minced garlic||roasted tomatoes||coarse sea salt||mozzarella + Parmesan|
|EVOO + minced garlic||roasted acorn squash||red pepper flakes||coarse sea salt||Gorgonzola + mozzarella||maple syrup drizzle|
|EVOO + minced garlic||fresh sliced mushrooms||fresh or dried thyme||coarse sea salt||Gruyere||truffle oil drizzle|
|EVOO + minced garlic||roasted root vegetables||pine nuts||fresh ground nutmeg||white cheddar||truffle oil drizzle|
|pesto + minced garlic||roasted red peppers||paper thin potatoes||coarse ground fennel seeds||red pepper flakes||feta + asiago|
|EVOO + minced garlic||marinated artichoke hearts||sundried tomatoes||hot banana peppers||white cheddar + mozzarella|
|EVOO + minced garlic||roasted butternut squash||sautéed Swiss chard||toasted pepitas||coarse sea salt||chèvre + fontina|
|EVOO + minced garlic||roasted butternut squash||duck confit||maple syrup + aged balsamic||dried sage||smoked gouda + mozzarella|
|EVOO + minced garlic||paper thin potatoes||minced fresh rosemary||coarse sea salt||Parmesan||truffle oil drizzle|
|EVOO + minced garlic||paper thin sweet potatoes||caramelized onions||fresh or dried thyme||coarse sea salt||Gorgonzola||scallions|
|fig preserves||sliced pears||caramelized onions||fresh or dried thyme||Gorgonzola|
|EVOO + minced garlic||fresh cherry tomatoes, halved||basil||pine nuts||coarse sea salt||fresh mozzarella|
|EVOO + minced garlic||paper thin potatoes||duck confit||coarse sea salt||smoked gouda + white cheddar||scallions|
|lemon olive oil + garlic||asparagus, thin stalks||diced smoked ham and/or mushrooms||coarse ground black pepper||coarse sea salt||fontina|
|lemon olive oil + garlic||summer squash, thin sliced||coarse ground black pepper||coarse sea salt||chèvre + fontina|