Let’s face it. We’re all pizza lovers in some way or another. What makes a good pizza for you? Are the toppings more important or does it all come down to the crust?
As one of the world’s most popular foods with over five billion pizzas sold worldwide each year, the humble pizza has a long-running history dating back over 2,200 years. Flatbreads with toppings such as herbs were consumed in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece, with versions of ‘early pizzas’ similar to ours emerging in Naples from the 1600s.
All About the Foundation
The crust is more than just a base, it sets up the foundation on which the wood-fired pizza is built. Gone are the days when you’re offered a simple choice of pan-fried or thin-and-crispy. There is now a large variation, even between the thickness, texture, and style.
The traditional Neapolitan pizza crust had a specific set of requirements, at no more than 35 cm in diameter and no more than 1 ⁄ 3 cm thick in the centre. New York-style crust is slightly crispy on the outside, yet thin and foldable for convenient eating. Or perhaps you prefer the cracker-like thin crusts. If you’re a fan of thick crusts, the signature Chicago style pizza is the ultimate deep dish with a crust up to two inches thick that turns the pizza into almost a ‘pie’. In addition, there are the folded calzones and modern choices of gluten-free and cheesy filled crusts.
Topping it off
If choosing toppings gets you excited, then perhaps you can argue that toppings make all the difference to a good pizza. The best thing about toppings is, the opportunities are endless. From fresh vegetables and herbs to pulled meats and sliced sausages, there is sure to be a combination that suits your taste. It can be as loaded as you like, or as simple as a garlic and olive oil pizza without cheese. For those that enjoy more of a culinary adventure, then modern-day gourmet pizzas with professional chef-inspired combinations of deliciously balanced and complimenting toppings will surely tantalise your taste buds.
Enjoy Gourmet Pizzas at Organica Cafe
Here at Organica, we offer delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in an elegant and cozy atmosphere, including our range of gourmet, creative chef-inspired pizzas built on the perfect crust and topped with a range of fresh, quality toppings that are specially designed to bring out the best flavours. Regardless of whether you’re a crust or toppings person, you will find something to suit your taste from our pizza menu.
Check out our signature Rossa Magherita with authentic Italian Bufala Mozzarella, or our vegetarian delight Forno Antico with wood fried eggplants, zucchini, roasted capsicum, spinach and cherry tomatoes. Or for something a little different featuring wood fired potatoes and sausage, our Patate E Salsiccia might just be what you’re looking for. Organica Cafe is the trusted partner of Best Food in Leichhardt.