So our house remodel is nearly done. One of the centerpieces is this new fangled pizza oven in the kitchen. So Fridays we stoke up a big fire and roll, toss and create our own pies and top them with marinara sauce, arugola, salami, basil, prosciutto, roasted peppers, mozzarella, tuna fish, eggs (not all together!) ...whatever moves you really.
We eat while standing up, checking both on the creations we have already put in the oven and preparing the next pizza. They cook in about 3-4 minutes (the oven being 600+ degrees fahrenheit) and it's a lot of fun and of course, they taste fantastic, especially with a nice, cold ale. What I've learned is that it all comes down to 3 things--the dough, the wood and the toss.
The thing you take away with you is that a deeper appreciation for those professionals who make it all look so easy and who do it so well in the real pizzerias. Of course you could apply this to any profession, say comics. I think most readers who attempt to write or draw or create their own comics can either walk away thinking how great they are (if they happen to have some degree of meglomania) or feeling a bit humbled as they see the process of creating is not always as easy as it seems.
Words to eat by.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Viva La Pizza!