Addicted to Pizza — I Love You Baby

Pizza rosemary

I can’t stop myself… when I see cherry tomatoes on sale I buy them… another day, another pizza, this one with roasted tomatoes and fresh rosemary and a gallon of olive oil, not really…I exaggerate…   —No cheese please…. keep it simple…fantastic pizza!



About johncpicardi

Welcome to my blog. I am the author of the novel Oliver Pepper's Pickle and the published plays The Sweepers and Seven Rabbits on a Pole, both plays have been produced off Broadway and around the US. I am a graduate of Johnson & Wales University where I majored in Culinary arts. I have a BA from The University of Massachusetts and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. This blog is about food and food memories and every other fantastic and scrumptious thing to do with it. My appetite and passion for food is large and runs deep, sometimes its indulgent and wild and other times wholesome and simple, often humorous and always immeasurable. I grew up outside of Boston and spent many hours of my childhood in front of the TV watching Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) and Julia Child prepare all kinds of luscious meals that would make my mouth water. Other days I’d follow my mother and two grandmothers around their simple, tidy kitchens as they busily prepared hearty fragrant meals, hand-cut pastas, preserved fruits and vegetables, baked yeasty breads, spicy cookies and frosted lopsided cakes. I was there by their side asking questions and helping where needed and there were plenty of times I was ordered to leave if I was in their way. It was a given that by the time I graduated High School I would be going off to Johnson & Wales University to study Culinary Arts. Those years were fine and good. I loved the hands on creativeness of cooking whether it be the simple lesson of washing a sink full of colorful salad greens, trussing a chicken or peeling a gorgeous carrot or the complicated lessons of making a French Country Pate or Julia Child’s Cassoulet or making Brioche, it all thrilled me and my dream had arrived!
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4 Responses to Addicted to Pizza — I Love You Baby

  1. Terri says:

    this looks great, John!


  2. Spy Garden says:

    I usually make pizza every Friday (I did a Garlic Scape pizza post a few posts back but normally don’t post them. I make an interesting dough (various mixed flours) but my toppings (moz/basil/tomato, etc have gotten a bit boring). Definitely going to try some cheeseless variations this week!


    • johncpicardi says:

      Please let me know, take a photos!!! This pizza is so good! I had pizza without cheese all over Italy…took me a while to give in and try it, and now I love it!


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