Its an understatement to say I love pizza because I LOVE PIZZA. Its my favorite food to cook and eat, but pizza means more to me then a fun food. It started in collage when me and my friends would have pizza dinner nights. My friend Cody would cook and I would help while our other friends would hang out and play games. Those nights became some of my fondest moments in college because when we were all in a room cooking and spending time together nothing else mattered other then our little family we managed to make and eating pizza. Cody showed me how to make pizza and was supportive even when I could not spread dough for the life of me. He also entrusted me with his super special pizza sauce recipe and I feel so honored to get to use it when I make pizza. I cant cook pizza without think about him and our tag team pizza dinner nights.
Now pizza is a very common thing to find here I would say its even bigger here. I have cooked more pizza this year then I would have ever thought. I have come to know pizza in a new and different way and that just excites me so much. At Cre-arte I have learned how to spread a pizza and roll out a mostly round dough for the pan. I have also learned that one of the bast and most delicious pizzas is just caramelized onions and cheese (this pizza is without sauce). Also that hardboiled eggs and carrots make pretty good pizza topping. I also am getting pretty good at saucing pizza because we have to make quite a few pizza (around 20 to 60 at times). Its been fun to get to learn different things you can top a pizza with and how to make and work with dough.
At the hostel its a very similar feeling to what it was like in college. I get to make the pizza sauce and everyone else helps make different things like the dough and toppings. It becomes a family effort to make the pizzas. The pizza nights are a little stressful because we have to keep them coming and feed the guest but I love these nights so much. Its just a bunch of people from around the world cooking and being together shearing ideas and stories and love. Its a perfect moment when time stops to matter and it just become about the people around you.
I have come to learn that pizza is not just a food to me its something I get to share with people I love and when I get to cook it I feel like everything in the world is alright and full of love. I guess for me Pizza is Love.
Here are some photos of many pizza nights and if you hover over them you can read captions talk about them.