Thursday, December 3, 2009

WHAT'S IN THAT PIZZA?!?! - Artichoke Pizza

{Take a Close Look}

{Ummm.. it was so good... my mouth is watering}

{Artichoke Pizza Pie}

{Crab Pizza Pie and 2 Pans of Sicilian behind it}

Walking around the East village, I picked up a few culinary books at some local bookstores which left me very hungry. Just at that moment, I walked in front of Artichoke.

I heard a lot of hype about this pizza place on 14th street between 1st and 2nd Avenue but I had to check it out for myself.

After talking to the cashier, I was torn between the Crab, Margherita and Artichoke pizzas. I decided I had to try the Artichoke slice.

I took my first bite. I tasted the spinach, the artichoke, then the mozzarella and as I walked out of the store the final flavor hit my mouth and I said aloud "What is this?"

I immediately turned around and walked back up to the cashier and coyly said "What's in this pizza?"

He answered slyly, "Artichoke, Spinach and mozzarella cheese".

I replied, "They're something else in here?"

To which he quickly retorted, "Yes there are some other herbs, spices, and cheeses but I can't tell you because it's a secret recipe."

I stared in disbelief that he wouldn't tell me.

I hurriedly left on a determined mission. I returned back to the bookstore to try and uncover this mystery flipping through pages and pages of cheese books.

"Swiss no, Manchego, definitely no...."

In my search, I came up with a few hypotheses: Maybe it's Gruyere, or melted brie, or a cream sauce with Parmesan cheese.

But I challenge all YOU out there reading this to try the pizza and let me know what YOU think.

A few friends have proposed that maybe they use mayonnaise. But it's driving me crazy and I must find out WHAT'S IN THAT PIZZA?


Anonymous said...

I love Artichoke and I've also been wondering what goes into their pies. My newest pizza place that I like to go to in the East Village is call San Marzano over on Clinton and Rivington.

Chrisp said...

That is my fav!

Aisha Foodista said...

I'm going to have to check that out. Stay tuned for the review :)

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