Pizza margherita! We order pizza for home delivery every Friday, as a reward for our week of work. The last few weeks, we've tried a new, hip pizza joint but have decided that it's really only good for meat pizzas. Last night, we were in the mood for a classic pizza margherita--mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and basil chiffonade--and for that, we prefer to order from the Italian deli in our neighborhood. They're generous with the cheese and the basil and make a nice light crust that doesn't overwhelm the toppings. With a green salad on the side, it makes a very satisfying meal.
This pizza is named for Italy's Queen Margherita, by the way, who wore the crown in the late nineteenth century and for whom Italy's earliest pizzas were apparently made. (Pizza originated in subcontinental Asia, not in Europe.)