I follow many food blogs. Blogs are my nightly reading. I used to work at Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul, MN. Cooks is a locally owned kitchen retail store, and they have cooking classes and host cookbook authors’. One pastry chef and author I helped assist in kitchen was Zoe Francois, co-author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and new book, Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day. I love the idea of mixing a dough and keeping it in a bucket in the fridge to make fresh bread, daily.
Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day came out last month and to help the book launch, they (Zoe and co-author Jeff Hertzberg) hosted an online pizza party this past Tuesday. They asked readers to host a #PizzaPartyin5, pick their favorite pizza recipe, and post-it.
Since weeknights are busy, I had my party last Sunday. My coworkers’ were giddy after being invited over to my apartment. I prepped all weekend: shopped at the Dolac, roasted garlic and peppers, caramelized onions, made the dough, and of course, roasted a fresh pumpkin for cream cheese frosted pumpkin cupcakes.
The party was a success: a great way to spend the night before the start of the work week. My favorite pizza of the evening: roasted garlic, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and sprinkles of rosemary. Some of my coworkers’ couldn’t make it last week, so I’ll definitely have a #PizzaPartyin5 again.
“People who love to eat are always the best people”