Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney, wife to Romain, dog mom to Daphne the dapple dachshund and Howie the polka-dotted pittie, photographer of vows and promises and storyteller of all kinds of love.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I'm Whitney and my husband, Romain, and I are a wedding photography team based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. We are excited to share our recent work and a little peek into our lives!
Pizza! It’s delicious, comforting, versatile and one of Romain’s favorite things in the world. His sister recently got him the Mastering Pizza cookbook by Marc Vetri, so he’s been getting a lot of practice in. His goal has been to recreate wood fired pizza in our oven at home, which can be tricky since the temperature can’t go as high as a wood fire oven. Marc Vetri’s cookbook gives different recipes for pizza dough and one of them (Naples Dough at 60% Hydration) got pretty close to recreating this wood fired dough! Totally worth all the work if you have time to put it in! I also enjoy when we use dough from the store and bake it in the cast iron, which gives more of a deep dish, thicker crust.
The best takeaway from this blog post is the pizza sauce by Marc Vetri – trust us, it’s worth taking the time to make this sauce if you are making pizza at home. Just put all these ingredients in a blender and mix until combined. No cooking required and it has so much flavor!
1 can (28 oz) whole peeled plum tomatoes, with liquid
3 tablespoons EVOO
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Romain had some fun with these pizzas when deciding on the toppings. The first one was a margarita pizza, with some good mozzarella, pizza sauce, basil leaves and a few cherry tomatoes for some flair. The second one was a “white” pie (aka no red sauce), with pesto, sauteed mushrooms, mozzarella and then topped with prosciutto after it came out of the oven. The third was the real kicker – spicy pepperoni with fresh cherries! I know, I know, it sounds weird and I wasn’t sold on it either at first, but the salty, spicy, sweet combo was actually pretty good! We’ve got a lot of other ideas brewing when it comes to pizza, so you’ll probably see another pizza post soon. 🙂
Oh! And don’t forget to sprinkle a good amount of Parmesan cheese!