Cornmeal crust pizza
- Karen Jan 13, 2002 10:52 AM
When I used to live in the Bay Area (CA), they had a few places that made fantastic cornmeal crust pizza (specifically: Mozzarella d'Buffalo and Pizza Rustica). Now being in Boston, I can't find any pizza place that has even heard of this kind of crust.
Does anybody know where to find cornmeal crust in either Boston or New York? Thanks. Karen
I miss Viccolo in Palo Alto, and the cornmeal crust shells that I used to be able to buy at Andronicos ... Sigh.
I haven't found any place with pizza like that in the 2 1/2 years that I've been in Cambridge. Now I'm relocating to Virginia and I don't think that I'll find it there, either.
Sorry for the delay in posting - packing, moving, and unpacking took over my life for two months!
I'm now in Charlottesville, which has a thriving and growing restaurant scene, albeit a bit week on ethnic. A second Vietnamese restaurant just opened, and we hear that the first dim sum place is opening soon. There is a small Asian market and a small mexican market, so all is not lost. Plus we're 2 1/2 hours from DC.
No, it's nothing like polenta, which I agree sounds pretty gross (like a pizza with a cream of wheat bottom - yuck).
It's a little hard to decribe. It's more like cornbread, but not fluffy, cakey or sweet like cornbread can be. The crust I've had is dense, very cornmealy with a fantastic crunch due to the olive oil.
I found a recipe in a cookbook that I'm going to try to see if there's any resemblence to the crust I've had out west. If it ends up being good, I'll post the recipe.