This headline, “How to date a supermodel,” caught my eye in a recent issue of The Economist . There’s not much danger of my even sighting a supermodel but….I read the story anyway. It is a pretty catchy headline.
The article was about misleading headlines. And like so many stories in The Economist, it was a great read and so true – the number of misleading headlines is practically criminal. You know, the title that sucks you in and then leaves you wondering why you bothered and why you’re such a sucker. Except in this case, it made me laugh. There’s no copyright on titles – totally fair game for pilfering.
A friend of mine once sat in business class on a plane from Japan to Australia with a very, very, very famous Australian supermodel. She ate one strawberry (plucked from her champagne) in the entire 12 hour flight. Ug. That’s just not right. Something so wrong with the whole crazy world when half the world is obese and sadly, half is hungry, and meanwhile we uphold the anorexic, surgically augmented teenager as the ideal woman. (I’m paraphrasing this very last bit from Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth here – she said something like this or at least along these lines.)
So really. Give me food. And give me people who love food. Real people and real food. Like this fabulous pizza. It’s my rendition of one of my favourites at a local Kingston restaurant – Woodenheads. You can read my recent review of Woodenheads in Kingston This Week here.
In the meantime, I hope they’ll forgive me for copying their pizza. If you live in the Kingston area – please go to Woodenheads and enjoy the real McCoy.
- 1 lb of pizza dough (or make your own – recipe here)
- 2 cups HOT pizza sauce (Woodenheads use tomato sauce and a chipotle salsa)
- 150 grams thinly shaved hot Genoan salami
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup crumbled feta
- 1 cup basil leaves, washed, dried, and stems removed
- handful of sliced olives – whatever kind you have on hand
Set oven to 400°F. Grease two round 30cm or 12 inch round pizza pans or pizza stones.
Divide the pizza dough in two and roll out to fit your pizza trays or stones. Divide the sauce between the pizzas and layer with grated mozzarella, salami, crumbled feta, basil, and olives.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is cooked and lightly browned.