There is pizza dough in my refrigerator right now. I made it last night in about 20 minutes, 15 of which were spent reading a magazine while it rested. I’ll bake it tomorrow night under mozzarella, then put a small arugula salad on top, an homage to the Green and White pizza available at Roberta’s in Brooklyn.
The actual cooking of the pizza will take about 10 minutes, from first stretching the dough to pulling it from the oven, a bubbling cheese pie of enormous distinction and flavor. Add the time needed for the oven to heat and I’d still be waiting to get a delivery of an ordinary cheese pie from the pizza joint six blocks away.
As my family and friends know, I love pizza. What I might love even more, though, is making pizza. This article is exactly right in its tone—anyone with an oven can make pizza. What are you waiting for? It’s Saturday night. Read the article and go make some.