We hardly ever watch Food Network TV, but we've always rather liked Chiarello's relaxed, warm Mediterranean-inspired style and recipes.
Get the recipe:
• Grilled Pizza with Herbed Mascarpone, Smoked Salmon and Asparagus at Michael Chiarello's Napa Style website
Here are a few good pizza links to get you started on your own homemade pizza, spring-style. We think homemade pizza is one of the most delicious and rewarding things to make in your kitchen; you can tailor it just to your tastes. It's best this time of year, too, when the kitchen is not too hot yet and you can blast your oven full-force in the mild spring evenings without overheating. Of course, it may be mild enough to leave your hot kitchen and sit outside with a plate of pizza and a glass of cold white wine - doesn't that sound heavenly right about now?Pizza! • If you have time to let the dough rise, use this recipe: Slow Rise Pizza Dough • If you don't have so much time, use this one: Homemade Thin Crust Pizza • Over Easy: Egg on Pizza • DIY Pizza Sauce • Weekend Cooking Report: Homemade Pizza • Hunting Down a Good Pizza Stone
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