Thursday, 11 August 2016

Food: Made of Dough at Pop Brixton

Travel bloggers Eulanda and Omo at HDYTI did a stellar job of engaging with London's European food community to celebrate food, football and the EU this summer. I joined them at Made of Dough at Pop Brixton - obviously we were sampling Italy's most famous culinary export, pizza!

made of dough pop brixton

Made of Dough specialise in "pizza Napolentana" with co-owner Henry drawing on his Italian heritage and Ed on his Andalusian heritage to make Neapolitan style pizzas with Spanish-inspired toppings. The pizzas are cooked to order and the short but sweet menu covers all tastes. The tiny stall is dominated by a pizza oven and seeing the pizzas transform in the flames in such a short space of time is pretty magical.

made of dough pop brixton

made of dough pop brixton

The pizza was so fresh tasting, the super thin crust cooks in three minutes and I loved the mix of the chewy dough with a slightly blackened edge, the fresh tomato sauce and the melty mozzarella. Before I turned veggie I thought that margarita pizzas were bor-ing but now they're my favourite - simple food done well, eaten in the sunshine and in good company is one of life's best treats. We grabbed a table upstairs in Pop Brixton and chatted all things blogging, travel, food and identity - a few days after the EU Referendum eating pizza somehow seemed more meaningful than it ever had done and for the hundredth time this summer I felt so proud to be a Londoner, to live in a city which is diverse and tolerant and, in the sunshine, pretty damn beautiful.

The full round-up from HDYTI can be seen here - despite thinking I had a good grasp of London's food scene I now have a few new places on my list and it's been a bit of an education following the campaign on their Facebook, who knew Russian food looked so good?


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