Politics & Pizza

Politics & Pizza might not often be referred to in the same sentence. Today I joined in a political rally in downtown Nashville to support the workers in Wisconsin and the World. It was a festive atmosphere, a hopeful gathering of people from all over the area coming together to support each other on one of the most beautiful days of the year.  Young and old mingled together, lots of long time friends and new friends coming together for a common cause.

A few photos and we’ll get to the Pizza part……

Here I am in front of the Tennessee State Capitol holding a fantastic sign made by my friend & artist Sheila B.  The next two photos are my daughter Whitney and Sheila B in the crowd with signs. I have been to a couple of political gatherings with Sheila and her signs always take the idea of a political sign to a new level. They are irreverent, full of truth & irony, but they always make perfect sense.

Sheila B with another of her art-signs.

Whitney’s holding a sign to show us the back. She is married into a very fine family from Cazenovia, Wisconsin, the Durens.

Unless you have been hiding out under a rock somewhere for the past few days you have to know that there is a little pizza restaurant in Madison Wisconsin that has been keeping the folks fed who are making their stand in the State House. If you want you can even call from anywhere in the world and using a credit card have pizzas sent over.

My dinner late this afternoon was inspired by all of these interesting events coming together.

“A Simple Pizza of Wisconsin Cheese, Fire Roasted Tomatoes & Herbs”

For this you will need: One pre-made pizza crust, 1/2 cup canned/drained fire-roasted tomatoes, Italian Herbs & two of your favorite Wisconsin cheeses. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. (I buy great pizza dough from a local shop, Lazzaroli’s.)


These are two great cheeses from Wisconsin. But you can make this with any of your favorite cheeses.




Place pizza dough on a baking pan. Top with a bit of  grated cheese. Top with fire-roasted tomatoes & a sprinkling of herbs. Generously grate additional cheese on top. Bake for about 18 minutes or until hot & bubbly.

I enjoyed my “political pizza” with a chilled Hefeweizen beer from Nashville’s Yazoo Brewery.


” Power to the Pizza!