Friday, February 20, 2009


I'm very excited for the Oscars this Sunday. The glitz, the glamour, Hell yes!

Pizzadelphia challenged me to think up 5 pizzas, each representing the nominees for Best Picture. We'll make the one that looks best to consume during the show. (It's a shame The Wrestler isn't up for Best Picture because I could have made one hell of a heroically sad Jersey pizza.) The nominees are...

The Curious Case of Pizzamin Button
In honor of New Orleans, my take on a muffaletta!

Thick dough with aged provolone (see what I did there?), genoa salami, cappicola ham, and olive salad. Of course because Pizzamin Button has to be backwards, the toppings will be directly on the crust, with cheese on top, ultimately topped with sauce. Hopefully the sauce can be made of baby tomatoes. (see what I did there? again?)

This one was the hardest to concoct. NO WAY was I going to suggest a pizza topped with Nixon's famous favorite food - cottage cheese and ketchup. That would be an abomination of pizza. So, we'll take a line from the movie (which I have not seen), and go with the end when Nixon asks Frost what they talked about over the phone. Frost replies, "Cheeseburgers."

Cheeseburger pizza - thin crust, tomato sauce, a mix of American cheese and Red Leicester cheese, ground beef. Optional: sliced tomato, raw onion, and a layer of shame and deceit.

The Pizzer
I thought about making The Reader's pizza simply a tribute to Kate Winslet, but decided instead to go with the overall book theme and German/Jewish thing.

Thin crust latke pizza, with bratwurst...shaped like a book! The potato skins can be arranged like lines of writing on a page and the bratwurst can serve as page numbers. Sexy page numbers.

Slumdog Pizzanaire
Easiest and most delicious suggestion!

Naan crust, korma sauce, ground lamb. I want to eat this immediately.

Pride Pizza!

Thin crust, traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Toppings, arranged in bars, according to color:
Orange Peppers
Yellow Banana Peppers
Blue Potatoes
Eggplant (skin on)

I'm interested to hear other ideas! Especially if you've seen these movies, since I haven't seen any of them.


  1. You are a genius!

  2. So awesome. I love the Curious Case of Pizzamin Button. I'd totally eat that.

  3. i've been catching up on here...i just want to put in my suggestion for the multigrain pizza dough at whole foods...when you aren't making from scratch, it's YUMMY...let me know what you come up with for topping suggestions if you try it...

  4. OMG what an amazing idea!! I think I will steal your idea and make a personal size slumdog pizzionaire on some hot buttered naan, with paneer in the korma. I think we just found my favorite way to get fat in 2009!

    This is misslizzers, by the way.

  5. I have always considered Pizza natures perfect food. I will go out of my way for really good pizza even if I have to dine alone