Happy Happy Pizza! I swear I can see a mischieveous gleam in that olive eye. 
Happy Happy Pizza!

smilies eating pizza

Happy & Emo Pizza FacesHappy & Emo Pizza Faces
One happy, one sad. These twin pizzas hail from San Fancisco where they served as models in a photoshoot on children and cooking.

Click here and check it out!
Big Sausage Pizza
This sausage-laden delight from Vancouver, Canada lost critical points for lacking a post-bake photo. Don't let this happen to you!

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Flickr Find: Brisbane Bombardment!

handsome and tasty
So no sooner had I sat down to post an update with may latest Christmas creation when an email came in from Australia:
So not to be outdone by my fellow Brisbane pizza makers, I whipped up another Happy Happy Pizza tonight.

Homemade base; tomato paste (store bought); mushroom and bacon hair; salami eyes, eyebrows, ears and mouth; olive eye and mouth detail. And cheese, of course.
The message was from none other than David de Groot who, as you may recall, was the artist behind the famous fungus face who earned a not-too-shabby 8/10.

I nearly dropped my slice of pizza in excitement and quickly clicked the link to see what David came up with and as you can see by the photos above he managed to design a handsome yet tasty-looking face with a bit of extra character.

Notice how despite the fact that the cheese is well-browned and the facial features totally shifted during baking that the face retains it's overall character and expression. All of that plus a homemade base earns "Handsome & Tasty" a much-coveted 10/10!!! Congratulations!

I've been asked a lot of weird questions about this site. Generally people either "get it" or they don't. David definitely does, as you can tell from his description on flickr:
So I made pizzas for dinner tonight and just couldn't not make a happy happy pizza.

See? That's what it's all about. A bit of fun, a bit of art, and some tasty results!

You can visit the de Groot family web site here.

Click here to check out this handsome face in higher resolution on flickr!

This find is courtesy of David de Groot

A Quick Slice Long Island, New York is the birthplace of the "pizza bagel", which substitutes bread with a half sliced bagel, but otherwise has normal toppings and ingredients. Traditional New York-style pizza varieties are served at local pizzerias by the slice or full pie. The most popular types include regular (traditional round thin sliced pizza), sicilian (square with a thick crust), marinara (no cheese, just sauce), white pizza (mozzarella and ricotta cheese toppings, no sauce), grandma (typically square with a thinner crust than sicilian and the sauce goes over the cheese).

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