Tuesday, 8 December 2015
yep, sure it is Paleo-Pete aka Ten-Thousand-Ingredients-and-a-Bucket-of-Oil-Man.
In the end I chickened out of my plans for the asparagus and truffle oil pizza and went with something a bit more familiar and eggplant based. Although as part of Pete's love of oil, I was required to deep-fry my eggplant first which was a bit unsettling. And of course we also needed to make onion confit which added and extra hour to our cooking time but did bring us up to the minimum oil usage for the night (i.e. approx 1 gallon).
Ultimately all three pizzas were a success and looked roughly like the pictures in the book - but you'll have to take my word for it as the photos were washed away in South Cape Rivulet with Jon's phone, wedding ring, and dignity.
*Unfortunately on the night Paul was not keen for his baby octopus and bone marrow calzone (which actually looked like the stuff of nightmares - tentacles sticking out of an undersea pastry cavern, rather than the stuff of pizza ovens). No matter, we didn't buy the ingredients for it anyway (and never will, in my lifetime).