Sat, May 4, 1-3:00 p.m., Plymouth Library Local Author Fair. Tues, May 7, 7:30-9:00 p.m, book launch at Bloomfield Township Library. See UNP offer for 40 percent discount on The Enjoy Agenda and American English, Italian Chocolate.

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The Red Gold

We’re talking tomato. Banish the can (or jar). Well, not entirely.  But almost. You can and might and should make the red gold yourself.

We buy a pizza dough from time to time. Flatten it. Stretch it. Roll it. You know where this is going. In my wife’s region of Italy (San Marino, Romagna, Marche) you get something pizza-like or foccaccia-like.  Called variously spianata, fornarina, ciclista, schiacciatina. Okay, it’s a white pizza. Some of them thin thin thin, with a little olive oil and sea salt and rosemary to make them fragrant and even more appealing. Top one of those with a little chopped tomato and arugula, you’ll have something extra good. Stra-good, they might say over there.

The tomato matters. So much.