One of our favorite activities as a family is gathering in the kitchen and making homemade pizza. While we are more apt to indulge over the weekend, the New York post reports Thursday is New York City’s Pizza Night.
The Reverend Dominic Garramone, former host of PBS’s “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic”, and author of “Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery” and now “Thursday Night Pizza: Father Dominic’s Favorite Pizza Recipes” brings new life to anyone who loves pizza!
I discovered this book looks more like a novel than a cookbook. Yet, inside are some of the most detailed and easy-to-follow directions. There’s a great selection of pizza crust recipes (six to be exact!), sauces (seven!) and toppings. There’s even some reduced-fat sauces. The recipes are not only easy and appeal to the taste but they are economical.
Beyond a cookbook, Father Dominic gives his tried and true tips for avoiding soggy crusts, how to have a warm, crusty bread waiting for you the morning after.
It all comes together as this book outlines the makings of the perfect pizza. Whether you’re looking for Prosciutto Pizza, Muffaletta Pizza, The Denver Diner Special, Mediterranean Vegetable Pizza, Pizza Diavolo, Fig and Papaya Dessert Pizza, or you just want to unleash your own flavor and name it after yourself, this book is the answer.
Father Dominic is a Benedictine monk and a priest. His title has nothing to do with New York, but because Thursday is haustus, a community night. They gather around, play cards, reconnect and enjoy good company and good food.
I love this book. Thursday Night Pizza: Father Dominic’s Favorite Pizza Recipes is sure to become a a treasured classic-just like pizza!