Their homely fare dispatch’d, the hungry band
Invade their trenchers next, and soon devour,
To mend the scanty meal, their cakes of flour.
Ascanius this observ’d, and smiling said:
“See, we devour the plates on which we fed.”
Virgil Roman Poet circa First Century BC
See I can bring a bit of culture to this blog. Everyone has an opinion about the origin of Pizza’s, even a Roman Poet! Persian soldiers where known to bake flatbread on their shields, to which they added cheese and dates -was that the original pizza? I don’t know and not really bothered but this book is quite interesting for history buffs.
I cannot write about bread and not mention pizza, thin and crispy, deep pan, calzones I love them all. Around the world different pizza’s exist, I have tried Turkish Pide, Italian calzone and more besides, each and every one is as individual as the country I have eaten them in. Unfortunately I have never managed to get to Italy to eat pizza there but a trip to Rome might just be on the cards. Looking into a loan from Ferratum, if successful I am off on a trip with my mates to Rome and Florence for two weeks in April.
For the best pizza base that works for me I must pass the accolade onto Jamie Oliver, his pizza dough for crispy pizzas is the best. Clear instructions and sound advice, you cannot go wrong following this recipe. Now as for toppings well, anything goes, and I even make square pizzas as easier to cut and serve. Sacrilege I hear you exclaim, why they taste just as good.. try it before you complain. Let me know you favourite topping.