Pizza possibilities please

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
March 27, 2014 14:43

The author of Feast from the Mideast shares her thoughts on an American pizzeria.




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With their pleasing spiciness, small leaves of arugula, also known as rocket, are a good choice to balance the richness of pizza.. (photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)

At first glance, the dish we were served at a popular Los Angeles pizzeria looked like a salad on a flatbread. In fact, it was a pizza, and under the fresh greens we could see roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic cloves, mushrooms, pine nuts and softened slices of mozzarella di bufala (made from milk of water buffaloes).

After the pizza was baked at the blazing high temperature for which the restaurant was named – 800 Degrees – it was blanketed with baby arugula, which gave it a striking, fresh look. As a final flavoring, the greens were drizzled with truffle oil.

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