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A passion for pizza..what’s all this talk about great pizza! David Letterman decided to take Madonna to the restaurant next door to his studio for some NY pizza while a guest on the show.Rob Lowe selected pizza as his favorite food on the Jimmy Kimmel show..but his favorite was a pizza place in Boston..mine is a place in the Trastevere neighborhood in Rome.. when you enter Trastevere just follow your nose for the aroma of pizza baking and you will see a line waiting outside..
But homemade pizza is the best..here’s a recipe and a healthy one to make you go ‘pazzo per pizza’ (crazy for pizza)
This pizza serves 4 and has aprox 500 calories a portion.
Pizza alle Verdure (Pizza with vegetables)
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 package of dry yeast powder
pinch of sugar
3 tblsps olive oil
Put yeast in a glass, add in 1/3 cup warm water, a pinch of sugar ,pinch of salt. Stir in a bowl place all ingredients and add in yeast mixture, and olive oil. Work the dough. Blend well till a smooth ball. Place ball in bowl and cover with a clean dish towel. Leave in a warm place and let rise for approx 2 hours.
1 fresh eggplant
3 cipolotti onions, chopped finely
2 tablespoons grated parmigiana-reggiano cheese
Slice and grill all vegetables separately.
Line pizza pan with baking paper. Cover with pizza dough. Top with grilled veggies and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of parmigiana-reggiano cheese. Bake in oven preheated to 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, serve hot or cold.
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