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....
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....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.)