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One of my margherita....
« on: December 03, 2005, 09:17:09 AM »
Here it is:


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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2005, 11:33:05 AM »
Do tell.   (special oven I presume)

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 04:15:14 AM »
Marco, this is one of the best looking pizzas I have ever seen.  I am also happy to see that your photography skills are now right up there with your pizza making skills!  I am drooling, and missing Naples right now.

Did you make this pie in the oven at Donna Margharita?
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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2005, 07:10:58 AM »
Hi Scott,

Thanks for the compliments.

The  pizza was indeed made in the Donna Margherita oven.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 08:08:13 AM »
Beautiful pie, Marco! Who or what is Donna Margherita?

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2005, 09:52:54 AM »
Hi Bill,

Donna Margherita is a restaurant in London, where some times they let me use their oven to bake my own pizza. I also work part time with them

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2005, 10:41:10 AM »
Hi Marco,
              I know you have believed it to be the best Pizza in London (except for yours,of course  ;) so,how do you think Donna Margherita Pizza compares with the better Pizzeria in Naples?Also I heard of some new  places locally that have  opened in the past year.Any comments on them? Thanks.
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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2005, 11:52:31 AM »
David,

I still think that D M is the best Neapolitan restaurant/pizzeria in London. It is not as good as my top 6 pizzeria in Naples but it is there with all the other good pizzeria of the Campanian city. If I have to go out as a customer, I always go there.

The pizza you see above in the picture is made with my own dough and ingredients and baked whilst they were closed to customers. My pizza it is different that the one you would normally be served there.

There are several pizzeria that have opened since I first mentioned to you D M in a private email more then a year ago. I still think D M is better.

I do not need to tell you that if I had to open my own place, the ranking in London would have one clear number 1... ;-)

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 07:13:24 PM »
I was going to ask, since you are located in London.  I hear that Safeway (the UK based ones)  has these pizza stations in the deli section of the market.  Have you seen these?  They will start to do them in the US, probably in California since they are located there.
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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2005, 08:07:26 PM »
Safeway in UK was bought out by Morrison and it is now rebranding. As far as I know it is not related to the US company with the same name.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2005, 11:42:00 AM »
marvelous!  And your mozzarella was not watery, perfect. My stomach is growling.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2005, 02:33:04 PM »
And 2 marinaras baked at different oven temperatures:


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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2005, 03:00:56 PM »
Those look delicious.
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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2005, 04:53:43 PM »
works of art

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2005, 09:18:51 AM »
works of art

Yeah, I'm not much on cheese-less pizza, but I would eat those because they look like they are done right.
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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2006, 06:19:18 PM »
I'm having a hard time educating Aussies that a Marinara does NOT have seafood - or even cheese :)  It's nice to see such a lovely example!

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2006, 10:55:36 AM »
My understanding is that the marinara pizza was named after the marinari, or sailors, who worked out of the port of Naples and for whom it was first baked--often for breakfast.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2006, 11:29:56 AM »
Hi evrey one, new guy here!

I think your right (pete-zza) although I think it was eaten when they got back in to port from a long day of fishing. It was the fastest pizza to make and most afordable as well. So they named it after them.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2006, 10:10:35 AM »
My understanding is that the marinara pizza was named after the marinari, or sailors, who worked out of the port of Naples and for whom it was first baked--often for breakfast.

I think your right (pete-zza) although I think it was eaten when they got back in to port from a long day of fishing. It was the fastest pizza to make and most afordable as well. So they named it after them.

Thank you Peter & fattony! I knew it was something to do with fishing but not with eating the creatures that live in the sea! That is the most sensible explanation I have seen.

I have sold only two basic marinara pizzas in the last 2 months but I keep it on the menu because it is one of the VPN   pizza and we also cater to vegans so it makes a good base for a cheeseless pizza. Sometimes I wonder if it is worth the bother of explaining (even though the blackboard also says so) that it is NOT a mixed seafood pizza  ::)  and NO it does not have cheese  :-[

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006, 01:25:52 PM »
I've seen Achovies included more than once on the description for a Pizza  Marinara  on Menus in Italy,though I do not believe this to be correct. Also a Pizza Marinara is often called Pizza Napoletana in other parts of Italy,so if your customers get the better of you,maybe you could change the name!(Did I really just type that?)Ouch!
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006, 02:21:05 PM »
Just came across this snippet which may also be thought provoking:

"Antica Pizzeria da Michele, one of the city's oldest, has been family-run for generations; the current padroni -- Don Antonio and Don Luigi Condurro -- were delivered here, by a midwife, perhaps on a pizzamaker's paddle. People call them "Don" in sign of respect. The two "Dons" make only two kinds of pizza. One, la margherita, has tomato sauce, fior di latte cow's milk mozzarella and basil. The other has neither cheese nor basil. You're lucky if you get a salted anchovy. "

"Simplicity," said Don Antonio as he kneaded his dough. "We like them simple. You want other toppings, you have to bring them yourself."

I asked about the cow's milk fior di latte -- Americans seem to prefer mozzarella di bufala. "Buffalo-milk mozzarella is too fatty, too heavy, too wet -- it ruins a pizza."

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2006, 03:02:09 PM »
Hi Pizzanapoletana,

I'm new to the forum but have been experimenting with pizza for several years after many trips to Italy. It's comforting to know I am not alone in my obsession for great pizza. My poor family has suffered almost every week as I experiment trying to make the perfect Neapolitan style pizza.

My guess is we all have our own idea of what's perfect. I saw your photo and I was amazed. If I could make pizza that that I would quit my corporate job in a second.

I have been through the website and forum and found several recipes but I was hoping you would share your secrets. Thank you. joe

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2006, 10:21:24 AM »
David,

At Da Michele they have never used anchoives.. That is another piece of bad journalism.

What you says is sometimes called  Pizza Napoletana, in Naples is called Romana and include salt anchovy, black olives and cappers.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2006, 12:09:37 PM »
In an effort to reduce my dairy intake, I've made quite a few cheeseless pizza's recently, and I've found them quite good.  For me the best part of the pizza is the crust and the sauce.  Cheese is just like another topping now.  What's great about a cheeseless pizza is that it cuts the fat tremendously.  I can eat twice as much pizza if it doesn't have cheese on it, and still come away with less fat (I generally prefere veggie to meat toppings, so not much fat there).  Its significantly less filling.  Also, cheese is expensive compared to flour and tomato sauce, so that helps too.

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Re: One of my margherita....
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2006, 01:45:59 PM »
Marco, your pizza looks delicious...i wanna try donna margherita as soon as i'm back in london...wanna show my girlfriend what a real pizza is...