With fall shows set to hit televisions everywhere, it’s the perfect time to plan a little get-together at home. Why not make it a casual but delicious pizza party? Prepare everything in advance, then stick the pies in a super-hot oven once everyone has arrived. A party based around pizza is awesome because you can do it for two or 12 people—simply change the amount of pizzas you make. Wondering how it’s done? Here’s everything you need, timing and tips included, to throw the most fabulous pizza party around.
The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani ($21)
Tony Gemignani, a San Francisco–based pizzaiolo with three pizzerias, has been named the World Pizza Champ 11 times. His first cookbook, The Pizza Bible, came out last year and features tons of helpful hints, scrumptious recipes, and gorgeous photos. To make the crispiest dough, Gemignani recommends using King Arthur King Arthur Sir Lancelot High-Gluten Flour. No time to make dough from scratch? Pick up several pre-made balls from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods—both grocers make easy-to-handle, fresh pizza dough daily.
King Arthur Flour Sir Lancelot High-Gluten Flour 3 lb. ($8)
Found Object Gingham Linen Napkins, Red, Set of 4 ($30)
Cloth napkins make even a pizza night in front of the television feel fancy. Choose a print, like this gingham red check, that evokes an old-school Italian pizzeria.
WinC 2014 Charity: Water x Club W Red Wine Blend ($20)
Crate and Barrel Set of Eight Square Rim 8.25" Plates ($37)