The food of life itself. The most magical creation of man’s culinary history. Far surpassing the hamburger, hot dog and fried chicken. Pizza. Or, at least, so says I. And the best, for me, is the Neapolitan. A style that originates in Naples, Italy, the Neapolitan is perfect chewy dough with simplicity of ingredients for the basic and essential margherita, thin dough, cheese, tomato sauce, basil. Flash baked in a super hot oven, it comes out with tasty burned flecks of crust and bubbling cheese. It is sublime. Back home, we have a great place of this style in Ca’ Momi restaurant in downtown Napa. And, here in Vernal, perhaps our biggest surprise in this Utah town of 10,000 folks is Antica Forma. Third place winner in a recent, Neapolitan Society endorsed pizza competition. First place went to a shop in Naples, 2nd went to a spot in NYC. Third? Here in Vernal. Go figure. Oh yes we have indulged. I have one take home now in the freezer. Bet I put a slice in the toaster oven before I finish writing this…Before we leave this area I plan to load the freezer a bit more. I have a happy weakness for this food when it is done so well.
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