A Critique of The Independent Weekly’s Pizza Review

Allow me to let off some steam. The Independent Weekly, recently rated and graded several pizza joints in Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro and Cary. I like the Indy and read it almost every week. They’re a great source of information on politics, food, music, and life in the Triangle region. So I don’t…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I’ve been out of town for the past 10 days so I’m working on getting the blog back and running in the new year. In the meantime, I just received an email from WordPress saying that i had about 33,000 views to the blog in 2010! I was very proud and happy…

Caramelized Onion, Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Pizza

Pizza is great for experimenting with different flavors, ingredients and combinations. When you get home from work and you just don’t feel like making a big deal out of dinner, homemade pizza is the perfect meal. It’s quick, it can be as gourmet or as simple as you like and it tastes so good! This…

Caramelized Onion and Leek Pizza with Tomato Pesto Sauce

Even though pizza on the grill may be pretty much the best way to cook pizza at home, this is a close second with no grill necessary. And a grill can’t be necessary for recipes in our house because we don’t have one. So, here’s the deal: make some dough from your favorite recipe (and…

Pizza on the Grill

My life has been changed forever. That is, my life in terms of pizza consumption. As we enter summer grilling season I’ve heard more and more about cooking pizza’s on the grill. I wasn’t skeptical of the idea, I just wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. Plus, we don’t own a grill. So…

Lahma bi Ajeen or “Arab Pizza”

This is the best dough I’ve ever made. I’ve really only tried to make challah when it comes to bread dough and it lately hasn’t been working. But this dough was thin, crisp and delicious. Imagine a crisp pita with savory lamb and eggplant topping. Are you hungry yet? Ingredients Recipe courtesy of The New…

Spinach, Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

On the night that American University played Villanova in the first round of the NCAA tournament, James and I had our first TV dinner. While we cheered on the AU Eagles, we feasted on a delicious pizza with fresh ingredients and homemade pesto. In the end, the Eagles lost – but at least we ate…

“Surprising How Good It Is” Pizza

What do you think of when you read: granny smith apples, pesto, caramelized onions and gorgonzola? Do you think, “Yum! I bet that would be a great pizza!” Probably not. Well break those barriers and sink your teeth into this pizza of seemingly incongruous ingredients. I got the original recipe from my friend Kate’s blog…