"New York Delhi" - the finished product

‘New York Delhi’ – The Best Naan Pizza You’ll Ever Taste

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A few friends recently visited Tabla, a new Indian restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, and reported having naan with cheese on it. Naturally, a lightbulb went off over my head!

The result is “New York Delhi”—an easy, non-yeast, pizza version of classic Indian bread. After hitting the Google for some easy-peasy naan recipes, I settled on one from Veg Recipes of India, created by a great husband-and-wife team of bloggers. They go in to great detail on how to make stove-top naan without yeast. Follow that recipe to the letter, but use this combination of topping ingredients (about 1 tbsp of each – use onion seeds if you can find them):

- dried, chopped garlic
- caraway seed
- poppy seed
- taragon
- onion powder
- pinch of kosher salt

Directions:

- after following the recipe above, and while the dough is rising, mix all ingredients in a chef bowl well. do a taste to make sure the flavor balance is to your liking.
- after the dough has risen (again, see recipe for more) cut, roll and flatten equal-sized pieces.
- spread mixture evenly on top of the dough
- for more on how this is done, see the below video.
- cook on a griddle or skillet, on medium heat, for about 5 minutes on each side. as your cooking the second side, add toppings until melted.
- cut with a pizza cutter in to bite-sized nibbles.

Hope you enjoy. The Brownies were in town visiting me last week, and we shot the video recipe – hope it helps. Thanks to Rachel for filming, and Spensavory for being my most-excellent sous chef.

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Pizza for Good (available at Agate Digital, Amazon, iTunes or B&N) is a video-enhanced eBook chronicling the themed, gourmet-pizza party that sparked a non-profit movement – and how you can do the same in your local communities. Pizza for Good is an inspiring and entertaining cookbook, memoir, and philanthropic guide to building local community through America’s favorite food. Will Pollock, the founder of the charitable artists’ collaborative ARTvision and an Atlanta-based writer, has created 20 unique recipes for specialty pizzas that emphasize locally sourced ingredients and come with a heaping amount of helpful kitchen tips. But Pizza for Good is also a funny, moving, and thought-provoking series of stories about Will’s personal experience in creating a philanthropic arts organization and his community-building efforts as achieved through pizza. His aim is to not only give readers brand new ways to think about their favorite food, but to offer straightforward advice on how they can start their own “Pizza for Good” events for the causes that mean the most to them.

Yes, The ‘Peepza’ is Actually a Thing

Someone totally did a "Peepza" - and wrote about it

Someone totally did a “Peepza” – and wrote about it

When you have a phrase in your post that reads, “it actually doesn’t taste as bad as you might think,” one has to wonder about the wisdom of posting it in the first place.

In celebration of Easter Sunday, I give you The Peepza. Click over and enjoy.

Watch for big things this week, including two sets of video features that will knock your socks on.

(Photo credit: Adam Kuban)

Why You Should Never Buy Minced Garlic In A Jar Again

Why You Should Never Buy Minced Garlic In A Jar Again

Great piece from the Huffington Post – arguing that you should always buy fresh garlic for your cooking. 

The article rightly points to garlic as the “backbone of all cooking,” and we agree. Some of the details about jarred garlic are downright scary. Always buy fresh!

 

April is Math Awareness Month – Celebrate with Ethan Brown

Ethan does his Magic Square routine for a packed house.

Pizza for Good profile subject Ethan Brown got some major-league ink in a recent Wordplay piece in The New York Times entitled “Ethan Brown’s Magic Square.” Here’s an excerpt:

We’ll start with the calendar’s leading presentation: a custom-created magic square by Ethan Brown, who is currently a freshman at Phillips Academy Andover. Mr. Brown has developed the surprising ability to complete a 4 x 4 magic square if given three starting values anywhere in the square along with the value to which numbers in every row, column and diagonal will sum. (Negative values are allowed.)

Read more about Ethan in “Pi,” Chapter 5 of PFG. The recipe, and its namesake, are both stellar. Visit Ethan’s website or his Facebook page for more.

"Pi" in process, as made in Bethel, Conn.

“Pi” in process, as made in Bethel, Conn.

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Check Out Green Mill’s “Pizza for Good” Campaign in St. Paul

from the Green Mill website - click for more information.

from the Green Mill website – click for more information.

With $1 of every large pizza purchase going to Finnegan’s Fund—working to support people affected by hunger—Green Mill Restaurant and Bar is doing good in their community.

We dig this joint because a) they’re working through pizza to give something back, and b) using it as a reminder to eat fresh.

Check out the restaurant’s program here, and more about Finnegan’s Fund, here. - WP

Make fresh. buy local. raise money. #GoodRising

‘Embrace Evan’ with a T-shirt Purchase

The "Embrace Evan" t-shirt

The “Embrace Evan” t-shirt

Penny Frulla, whose mother-in-law Lulu Frulla is profiled in Chapter One: “Lulu Lives” of Pizza for Good, has launched a fund-raising drive for a family teen-aged friend who was recently diagnosed with a scary form of cancer. From the fund-raising page:

Our friend, 13-year-old Evan Kollias, was recently diagnosed with Mixed Cellularity Hodgkin Lymphoma. This illness has placed an emotional and financial burden on him and his family. Our goal is to make life easier for them. Help us reach our goal of selling 100 shirts to help offset some of the costly medical and personal expenses associated with battling this type of cancer. EMBRACE EVAN!!!

Penny came to me with the concept of raising money for Evan through t-shirt sales but was unsure how to move on it. I suggested a kickstarter site, and BAM—they’ve raised nearly $2,000 so far. Please consider buying a t-shirt and supporting a great cause and he fights his illness; I scored mine a few minutes ago. WTG, Pen!