Pizza in Any Form or Any Place
Benedetto regals them with talk of potato-and-rosemary-with-olive-oil Roman slices. I try to explain Quattro Stagione’s delights and they all understand how to eat a thin-crust pizza with knife and fork at any self-respecting Italian cafe.
Personally, my favorite is a Middle Eastern pizza hailing from Lebanon and called Lahma bi Ajeen (“meat with dough”) and includes a thin crust with minced onions, usually ground lamb, cumin and yogurt. I regularly enjoyed this along with a girlfriend many decades ago in Jerusalem’s Armenian Quarter of the Old City. I always ordered one pita-sized pizza and she polished off several, lol.
Our family makes simple pizzas with half of a pita bread, broiling them in the oven. The pizza Margherita reminds us of the Italian flag – red tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese and fresh green basil. The Marinara style with oil, tomato, garlic, and oregano is a bit too plain for my tastes, but a good snack. Same with Neapolitan, which is Marinara minus the cheese.
The teens love vegetarian pizza and are privy to inside-information. They know that you can buy a slice of pizza, enough to feed a family of four probably, along with a huge soft drink at Sam’s Club for a couple of bucks. Having seen the kids in action (that would be along with their father, lol), I can vouch that these are the most enormous slices on the face of the earth, dripping and draping over the paper plate on which they are served.
“Just don’t try to take a date to Sam’s Club,” I advise the boys concerning any future plans and we all laugh.
While rushing through the grocery store, I spot both a Sasquatch and a Screamin’ Sicilian style pizza. The family oohs and aahs at the packaging.
Let’s face it: if the family/ office/ youth group/ sports team needs a lift, pizza will often do it-!
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