Friday, August 05, 2005

Summertime RULES

This has been a smoking-hot summer in the city (real-feel temperature today: 102). With August upon us, I feel it's time to step back and salute some of great things that have come my way. These are my picks for the summer of 2005's greatest hits.

Greatest Recipe: Grilled Pizza: This recipe was given to me by a woman whose off-the-boat Italian relatives could not believe she was doing this. I haven’t tested it yet but have been assured that doubting Anthonies are soon proved wrong.

Grilled Pizza

1 lb. Shop Right (or comparable no-frills brand) pizza dough
1 jar pizza sauce (preferably homemade, but commercial brand will do)
½ lb. mozzarella cheese
1 tbs. lard

Roll a grapefruit sized ball of the (defrosted, kneaded) pizza dough into the shape of a pizza crust and smear with lard (both sides).

Place on a heated grill. When down-facing side has browned, flip.

While uncooked side browns, spread pizza sauce over grilled side. Sprinkle evenly with a layer of mozzarella cheese and cover grill.

When the bottom crust has browned and the cheese has melted, remove from grill. Allow 10 minutes to cool before slicing and serving.

Greatest Look: Mex rocking the cowboy hat and shades at the Dungen show in Coney(see below).

Greatest Moment: I was standing in a Block Island yard on a Tuesday afternoon staring at the gothic cornice of a white clapboard cottage, enjoying a mint chocolate chip cone. Bobby Fuller’s “I Fought the Law” was playing on the local oldies sation and an American flag was flapping in the wind.

Greatest Mom: Patti Smith. I saw her – heard her, actually, at Central Park Summerstage last night. I couldn't manage to sneak my dog into the show so we ended up rolling around on the grass outside where the sound is almost as good as it is up in the bleachers. Patti performed her hits in that big heroic voice of her's, spoke/sang some poems, called for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, made a long, loving dedication to Jerry Garcia(?) then introduced her band.
“And on guitar,” she boomed, “My son, JACKSON SMITH!”

Greatest New Move: The Trifecta. This requires a 15-minute song and a dj booth. I used Side C of Sleep’s Dopesmoker. Put the record on the turntable and leave the booth. Go to the bathroom, step outside and smoke a cigarette, then order a drink at the bar before heading back to play the next record.

Greatest Idea: Three New York Women

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posted by cherrybomb @ 8/05/2005 10:50:00 AM |

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