Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Forza pizza!


I took this photo on my way back from the office last evening at... 10 pm! Who said the French only work 35 hours a week! Anyway, when it's late and when you have nothing in your fridge, I think there is no better alternative than a pizza ;) There are dozens of pizzerie in Paris all claiming to serve the best pizzas of course (see here for a selection). By the way, did you know that the pizza was invented about 3000 years ago by the Egyptians (it was more a flat bread at that time). Its name comes from Pinsa, which is the past participle of Pinsere (to spread in Latin). The things your learn on PDP!!

48 comments:

  1. I agree!! Pizza makes a wonderful eat-at-your desk meal when you're stuck at work for an undetermined amount of time! I should know ;)

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  3. GF! GF!! GF!!!

    (after eating the pizza, "GF" stands for .. greasy fingers, of course !)

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  4. Très design cette photo, only too main shiny colors and a nice framing. If we look attentively, we can see the shadows of some trees.
    When I'm starving and have nothing to eat at home, I'm more a Japanese eater!

    "The things you learn on PDP!!" LOL Eric, I love when you write it (it often happens!).
    Did you take a look at MrB's blog btw? :)

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  5. BTW Tomate, you HAD to be first on a Pizza post!! Yay Greasy Fingers!

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  6. I second that too Tomate.
    Pizza is good anytime of the day!!
    Congrats on GF!!! Also Eric,
    I like the red bright neon sign against the sea of blackness as the back drop. Very well done:)

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  7. This is golightly_1983 for some reason it's not letting me login into Open Id? but the above comment is from me too.

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  8. on a pizza post? for a pizza post? I'm confused...

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  9. Yeah, Guille, the prepositions are tricky. I think it's grammatically correct either way but the meaning may be slightly different. I know what you mean, though. ;)

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  10. Yeah, Blogger is acting weird again. I thought it was just me, but I don't know. It's slow.

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  11. Wow I thought it was the British who were condemned for eating pizza! We have it sometimes - my son likes it at his desk, like you, if he's really busy! It's ok, not my favourite, best with anchovies. Yum!

    I love the photo. Minimalist. Yes, Guille's right - you just HAVE to go over to Adelaide - the photos of all of you surpass all which M. Benaut has shown yet, in my opinion!

    Guille: on a pizza post. lol. If you said first for a pizza post it would mean Tomate had posted it on her blog. x

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  12. I love Pizza...I just had a slice of "Brooklyn" style pizza for lunch today! Great neon shot Eric!

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  13. Eric, my favorite Paris pizza joint is the Pink Flamingo Pizza. The original is located near the Canal St. Martin, 67, Rue Bichat. They have opened a second site in the Marais. Very fun, very crowded.

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  14. mmmm New York Pizza is so good <3 That makes me want to be in NYC right now to have a slice of it.

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  15. Pizza is a staple in our household, but we make it from scratch almost every week! (Pizza and movie night is a family tradition!) My fav is a place in Bay Harbor with a thin, thin crunchy crust with chicken, olives, proscuitto, pesto, and goat cheese. Yummmmm..... I may have to get one this week!!

    Great shot as always, Eric!! Reading the PDP is such an education!

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  16. You keep edjerkatn me, Eric, I'll keep reedn.

    Hmmm. Topped with gorgonzola, marinated artichoke hearts, sausage, and fresh tomato slices sounds like "good for dinner" tonight.

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  17. I'm all forza pizza, too. In fact...hmm...what's for dinner tonight? I think I just made the decision! Gotta go, I'm at work and missing the baseball game!

    (I understand that work likes pinsere us thin sometimes!)

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  18. Jeff...you're still watching baseball? even after the drubbing our teams took? Good for you! Suds and a slice (Chicago style...my neck of the woods) are always a "hit" at my place.

    Eric...Egyptians huh? I guess they did have those large pyramid ovens. I bet the lines were a NILE long! [ouch!];-)

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  19. TOMATE with the GF on the PIZZA post!!! How fitting you managed this one. Tell us now, did you and Eric plan it this way? ;-)

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  20. I don't know, Coltrane, but anytime there is Pizza, I'm always around ;)

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  21. i don"t think the Egyptians used tomatoes on their pizza.!!!....they were brought into Europe from South America by Cortez, I believe.

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  22. Well I didn't see the pizza place we went to on your list but all I can say it was divine. Who knew you could put brie on a pizza? I can't wait to go back and have another!

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  23. Eric, I thought you were on a diet. Didn't you say so a few days ago, or maybe I was mistaken?
    I'm so glad you told the Americans that they did not invent pizza, and neither did the Italians.
    Thanks, and keep exercising to burn the calories.

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  24. Vicky Hugo has it: Chicago pizza's the best. After 20 years in LA I still miss that Chicago pizza. No one seems to be able to duplicate it.

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  25. Yes the things we learn at PDP!!

    I had a pizza yesterday, sunday. Delicious... I believe sunday is the international day of the pizza!!!! At least here in the south part of Brasil if you want to know what people are doing at night, you can be 99% sure people they're having a pizza!

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  26. Let me get this straight: coffee, pasta and pizza owe their existence to the Ethiopians, Arabs and Egyptians, respectively. Is there anything "quintessentially Italian" we Italians actually originated ourselves? Or were we simply the Chinese, Japanese and Hong Kongians of an earlier era? One thing's for sure, we can't lay claim to having introduced wine, cars or fashion. Opera, perhaps?

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  27. Nope, I did not know the origin of pizza until here just now. Great shot of the sign.
    My brother would like to be buried with a pizza.....

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  28. Man, that pizza was good. Thanks Eric. The leftovers are in the fridge, for one of the classic American breakfasts.

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  29. Eric -- see what you've started with your nice graphic, colorful, yet simple photo?
    I recently (in the Cinque Terre, where hiking provides an excuse for the consumption of major carbs) had pizza twice in one day: with pesto for lunch, and quattro formaggi for dinner. Both sinfully good!
    Congrats, Greasy Fingers Tomate!
    Lucio -- okay, so the Italians didn't invent pizza -- you certainly get a few points for the Renaissance! And how about gelato?
    coltrane -- a Nile long? Good one!
    uselaine -- I hear that leftover pizza makes a good hangover breakfast (wouldn't know personally, of course).

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  30. Well, there is a school of thought that more or less attributes gelato to Nero, but its real origins remain a mystery. As for the Renaissance, I think it's worth more than a few measly points, don't you? LOL!

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  31. What, no one likes St. Louis style pizza? Oh wait, neither do I!!!

    Love how the sign highlights the trees behind it with a soft reddish-orange glow. Sometimes I truly miss my night owl ...days. Well that kinda fell flat, didn't it? Just like a StL style pizza!

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  32. Brunellischi, Giotto, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michaelangelo,...si, Lucio, worth many points. Don't worry, we appreciate it all! Pinsa all over the world.

    Chicago style, New York style, either way it's good, just different. (Yes, Coltrane, I'm into baseball for good baseball, not for loyalty. I was screaming at the Phillies' pitching last night for throwing meatballs, but they won. Even Tampa Bay won, which I love even more.) And, yes, I was eating pizza watching the baseball game, and drinking French wine. An international (if Western) evening. But wait! If pizza is Egyptian, my experience spread wider across the globe, like a large pizza.

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  33. I cannot travel 5000 miles to Paris and eat... pizza! No merci! Okay, maybe in a pinch...

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  34. I noticed on the selection link that there is a Pomodoro in Paris. We have a Pomodoro pizzerie in my neighborhood in San Francisco too. Merci for the history. I have been eating pizza about once a week lately. I go through cravings.

    A friend in Paris who owns a French cafe told me once that her and her husband eat Pizza after work a couple times a week. I guess they get bored of their own cooking. LOL :-)

    Christie, I like the thin crust pizza too. It's less fattening I think; well, at least, it is less filling. That's probably the kind Eric eats as he is watching his diet. I'm in a silly mood today.

    Coltrane, "Nile long" funny -- I always get a laugh when reading what you have to say.

    phx-cdg, That was interesting about tomatoes. I wonder where they came from before South America. :-) Maybe Tomate knows. BTW, The crown looks too perfect on Tomate today. I think it was planned.

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  35. It's always nice to see you, Pont Girl.

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    And mine will be at http://misadventures-with-andi.blogspot.com/

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  37. Thanks, Petrea - it's harder & harder, but I have to try to at least visit PDP!

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  38. GutsyWriter "Eric, I thought you were on a diet."

    I did, and I am! But if you pay attention, I did not say I had pizza for dinner, I said "when YOU have nothing left in your fridge..." LOL!

    Actually I just took the photo and ate the pizza in my dreams. Instead, I had fat free cottage cheese. Much less tasty ;)

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  39. Poor Eric, you have your pizza if you want it. You're looking too fab to worry! I love cottage cheese by the way - with pineapple or with chives. I'm not fussy. lol.

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  40. it's obvious you're an expert at daily photo blogging when you can make a regular pizza sign into a point of interest! very inspiring :)

    i like the framing. and i agree pizza is a saviour at times.

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