“Anyone can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” - Francois Minot
Regardless of the type of cuisine, the main dish should always be the plat de resistance, a soul-warming meal that will keep the bigger appetites circling for seconds. A well planned main course should be anticipated, and aim to satisfy and delight the diner. This is usually the heartiest or most filling dish of a meal, whether you are entertaining a crowd or making dinner for two.
Sometimes called “The Grandmother”, this was the kind of pizza made in a sheet pan before pizza stones and pans were readily available. The dough is pressed out to the edge. The crust tends to be thicker and more dense. It makes a fun family style pizza as it can be divided into quadrants and each person can design their own section with favorite toppings. We have dressed this pizza with vegetables: tomatoes, sweet pepper, onion, mushrooms, broccoli, olives. Make it a meat lovers style by adding pepperoni, bacon, or your favorite cured sausage. The possibilities are endless.