Monday, June 9, 2008

When Pictures Lie...


Yeah, Right.

When EVER have you had a delivery boy bring you a pizza in a box that looked like this???!

The Europeans. Oh, how they tease...
(photo: Cote Sud magazine)

One of my favorite gatherings to host at my home is a Pizza Party....


(Vintageweave's Bon Appetite Silverware Sleeves available in any language. Hemp-fully machine washable!)

....friends, who love cooking as much as I do, gather at my house with an uncooked pizza concoction in tow and their favorite bottles. These get cooked on the grill, which is my next most favorite way to eat pizza outside of a wood burning fire pit. If raining (ok, this is California so that is never planned for, but it DID happen once!!), we'll move the party indoors but still utilize the grill.
I romanticize of a time when it's a tropical warm storm and we sit outside under shelter amongst plenty of candles and wine bottles!
If the party heads into the night, we always remain outside but just add blankets to the mix. Cigars get lit and the occasional toasted marshmallow. I always layer a mixture of vintage fabrics-nothing fancy, and I never worry over tomato sauce or red wine. Whatever BIZ doesn't perform a miracle on will just become like a face wrinkle: a symbol of laughing and fond memories with friends.
Pellegrino and earthy red wines are always a'flowin, and usually in antique or depression glass. (Shown: part of my collection of Fostoria American depression glass pattern.) At the moment I'm particularly liking this table red: Abadia Retuerta - Sardon De Duero 2003, a Spanish Seleccion Especial red with undertones of vanilla and fig.)

7 comments:

vosgesparis said...

Do you believe me if I tell you that I have never ever in my live orderd a pizza or a meal... and another shocking fact that I do not have a microwave ...

Kathy said...

I have traveled to many countries and been through many villages and cities in Europe....so believe me when I tell YOU that I hear this time and time again from those living outside the USA about takeout food from a restaurant and microwave!! Delivery food is such an American concept --everyone else is so good about cooking in their own home. Americans are NOT. Fast and quick is the American agenda. Although I do know many people who don't own a microwave even within my circle of friends. It's much healthier, but I LOVE my micro, even if just to speed up a step used when cooking a recipe such as heating up chocolate or butter for baking.

I actually LOVE knowing that you've never had food delivered..:)

Simply Me Art said...

That was a Yummy Post! What a Fun night with Friends. The Wine lookd Wonderful too. Jamie

Lisa Jay said...

i love your pizza on the grill parties! But I love more the italian sleeves...can you do danish? I know you did swedish so probably. I will send you the info if needed on how it all reads in Danish. great table!

Janice said...

hey how do i get invited to that killer outing

JM

vosgesparis said...

He there Kathy Please be hapy with your microwave ;)) maybe my every day home cooking has something to do with the fact that I was with an Italian guy from when i was 18 years old.. sooo even if I am dutch I grew up with making Italian food ;) My cat by the way i is called Mister Cheese as it was the first thing he ate when we adopted te poor thing from the street ;)

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