Who doesn't like pizza? When I eat pizza, I feel as though the chaos of the universe all falls into place; it finally all makes sense, everything is at peace.
It has to be good pizza, ...though everyone has a different idea of what this constitutes. A victim of personal subjectivity, pizza can be a fraught territory, like talking about religion or politics. From the scandalous, yet tasty, Hawaiian, to the purist and minimalist Margherita, even the shape of the pizza can cause conflict among otherwise peace-loving people.
Cheesy, tomatoey, garlicky, basil-y. Hot and crispy, paper thin, the point of the slice yielding and drooping slightly with lush delicate ripeness. That's how I like mine! Others disagree.
The one thing we CAN all agree on however is that pizza is awesome.
It's taking shape and is almost finished, our long awaiting dream Wood Fired Pizza and Bread Oven.
Yesterday Andrew and Gary completed the arch and flue for the oven and the final bit of building is this week, when they install the insulating silicone based fire blanket, and render the dome to a fine finish. The area around the oven will be tiled to provide a clean, washable and smart work surface and then early next week will see a first firing of the oven to put the final cure to the beast.
Soon to follow, an opening event to Christen the Oven. Get your finest pizza dough and sourdough’s underway, there will be a taste test competition for best base, sauciest toppings and best overall pizza chef. Game on!!