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Mount Vesuvius

Pizza Margherita, please

With sauce made from the finest tomatoes
Hand-picked today

Chopped up in the pot by loving hands
boiled for two hours

Pasta for the pizza, shhhhh, that’s a secret
Every great pizzaiolo has his own

Smothered with mozzarella di bufala
And a small handful of the finest fresh basil
That has perfume fit for Queen Margherita herself

In the oven, for five minutes and "eccola"

Drizzle with the finest Italian olive oil
And now the eruption of delight on your palate.

“Buon appetito”

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Free verse
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Just a bit of fun. pizzaiolo- the one who makes the pizza dough eccola- another way of saying "here it is" Mozzorella di Bufala- buffalo "finest mozzorella in the world" “Buon appetito- enjoy your meal.
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Hi Terry, delicious, I love pizza, especially vegetarian. I don't cook the sauce for 2 hours! 15 minutes is plenty, preserves the flavour.
You always come up with original topics. Good title and the content is fine, except for that small (big?) nit.
I've been to Italy more than once. Truth be told, Argentina has even better pizza.
As well as better ice-cream!
Take care, Gracy

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Hello dear Gracy, love your review and as I have never been to Argentina, I could not imagine their ever being a pizza better than the one made in Napoli. But I am sure it's good.

Thank you...Teddy

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what can I say, but brava to your gastronomical poem. BTW, my wife just got through ordering a pizza from our famous La Monica Pizzeria, and I know it's bound to be as good as the one you described because the owner is Italian. A wonderful write that cheered me up, Teddy.
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Well thank you for capturing the fun in this poem, it's greatly appreciated.

Thank you...Teddy

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that your pizza is the best that you have ever had. But, I like my pizza with a sweet tomato sauce and plenty of sausage, mushrooms and black olives, sometimes even anchovies! American-Italian pizza! I don't understand those that like vegetarian pizza and Hawiian-style with ham and pineapple or any of that other crap. That is not pizza. Sorry Gracy, heh heh. Nice poem about a dish that is loved by people around the world. Makes me want to try your pizza though. ~ Geez.
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Here I have focused on the volcano that stands in Naples the home of the Margherita pizza that was invented for queen Margherita herself it's a wonderful story. I know New York pizza is very good although different. I agree about pinapple and ham you really do think like me. A good old fashioned peperoni piccante also great for the palate. I think you should show this poem to your friends who make the pizza and see what they say lol.

Thank you...Teddy

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like us. yes, New York pizza is very good. I guess because there is so much competition. We have about a dozen pizzarias
close by and any wkend night you call for one, there is a waiting list, [except for the Dominos' and Pizza Hut] which aren't too bad, but not like the little Mom and Pop places. Those are the real favorites of ours. Luckily, there is one only about eight blocks away and not NYC blocks. We have gotten our pizzas there for about thirty years. Get this; it's called Original Pizza! LoL ~Geez.
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You know in the film's they always paint New York as a great pizza eatery there are generations of Italians and I suspect the authenticity of a pizza is wonderful along with the pasta. Thanks for the great insight, I hope one day I will visit to try it out.
In the UK we have dominoes and pizza hut, as far as I know but it's not the same as a freshly made pizza from the pizza oven.

I used to work in Naples for 3 months of the year for 12 years so I am very lucky. I guess you just have to see it for yourself

Thank you...Teddy

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as someone said not too long ago. Most people; when you say New York, immediately think of NYC. I live in Schenectady somewhat "upstate" as they say. I don't like the "City" as even people from NYC call it. Too much hustle and bustle for a guy like me. The first time I was there at noon-time and saw all those people coming out of the buildings for lunch, it was a real shock. I wasn't aware that there were that many people at work in those buildings and that doesn't even include the ones that didn't go out to lunch! ~ Geez.
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It's nice to be a part of a city yet out of the hustle bustle I live an hour from the city in the country but I work in the centre so I know what you mean. I have the best of both worlds

Thank you...Teddy

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my husband and I live in the country about an hour away from Minneapolis/St. Paul. quite a daily drive, he used to sometimes bring home a "Uno's pizza. but the ones we loved best are the pizza we made from scratch! I make a lovely sauce with fresh ingredients and simmered in a huge pot for two days. we haven't done it for awhile but we will again soon. your's sounds delicious!!! great poem full of spirit and and fanciful humor!

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You seem to see all my character in here, it's amazing. Cooking tomato sauce for two days must be the best in the world. I really appreciate this wonderful review.

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ok now that I am totally hungry and it is getting near dinner well now lol what else can I say

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LOL i'll see you in naples? every hour is pizza time! you are such fun.

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Naw; Eskimos nake the best pizza. They roll the dough into a ball, simmer it for an hour in a kettle of water, and . . . no, just kidding; that's the British way, lol. But I got my eyeballs fine-tuned today . . . .

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Don't strain those eyeballs writing just yet. We want to make sure that they last a loooonnnnggg time. Nice to see you in good spirits and obviously in good shape. ~ Geez.
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no, I'm being good. The wife is hovering over me, kitchen timer in one hand. rolling pin in the other; 10 minutes is my limit or I get whacked. My life is hell. Help! lol. Jerry

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Welcome back then, Hey the brits make fabulous bread and cakes amongst other things such as yorkshire puddins!

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Eggs, Flour, Milk, a little salt and pepper, those are the ingredients for Yorkshire pudding, which, when baked at 425 degrees in a greased muffin pan, makes great airy, fluffy biscuits. Am I right so far? Lets open up a School of the Culinary Arts, shall we? lol. Jerry

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not biscuits Sir, that would be silly Roast beef and biscuits, its used as a bread base and the trick is the heat of the oil SUnflower, that actually makes them rise or not, thats a whole other poem, i would also say without pepper but yes with salt.
but thats just me.

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so you are telling me there wouldn't be peace in the kitchen if we had to share it? I guess you are the expert--but I can cook up a mean kettle of cowboy beans with ham hocks, dear Missus. Okay, the use of sunflower oil has been noted with gratitude. Stay tuned, lol, Jerry

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