You can’t go home again… Fig, Manchego, and Pink Peppercorn Pizza

A Main Course post written by on August 13, 2012

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My sentimental palate was born from warm memories of modest cafes; but one in particular will get repeated throughout the life of this blog: The Dynamic Dish. It has since been closed so it might be a disservice to those wishing to visit, but their twitter page is a record of worthy reading:

My very first CSA was from a farm whose pick-up location was The Dish, so it became a Sunday affair to get fresh packages of rare vegetables followed by a simple, organic meal. Brie & pear sandwiches with almond butter? Yes please. My only regret was not having eaten there more often. My heart was broken when I first heard the terrible news of their closing, but David is currently at Cakes and Ale in Decatur, GA so I am intent on eating my first lunch there if I ever return South. For those who have frequented the “The Dish“, I offer up my version of this picturesque pie I ate one beautiful Wednesday evening.

There’s no real recipe here, just make (here & here*) or buy your favorite pizza dough and top away:

+ Bring a few tablespoons of olive oil and a sprig of rosemary to a boil. Turn off heat and allow to cool. When dough is ready brush rosemary olive oil on dough – go lightly.

+ Place slices of manchego on top of oil and follow with fig and pink peppercorns.  I also sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on the pie before baking it on the highest heat available.


* I used to own this book but someone borrowed it and it has not since been returned. . . there is a bounty on that person’s head, and a  flawless pizza dough recipe in there.

This pizza gets a yearly reprisal so look for it again here next year when figs are abundant. I must thank my friends Nathan and Dean for resurrecting this year’s pizza obsession. Their recent pizza soiree had me testing my culinary faculty in a four hour whirlwind of pizza inventions. It feels great to be so pleasantly exhausted.



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One Response to “You can’t go home again… Fig, Manchego, and Pink Peppercorn Pizza”

  1. […] you’ve seen my fig pizza recipe, you’ll know that I’m particularly fond of pink peppercorns and their floral taste. […]

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