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If the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it could be amore - but it's more plausible that you're craving a slice so fiercely, you're starting to hallucinate your sweetheart as a dashing deep-dish.
Instead of taking the frozen route or having the delivery person pay a visit, why not bring the pizza-making pizzaz home?
Tony Liu, the executive chef of Morandi and Pulino's Bar & Pizzeria in New York City, is here to deliver a few saucy secrets - in 30 minutes or less.
Five Secrets to the Perfect Pizza: Tony Liu
2. Skip the dried oregano
Sprinkle the oregano on the pizza for pizza bianca, or add the oregano to the tomato sauce to add another layer of flavor."
3. Local tomato purée
Jersey tomatoes are good because they're fresh and local, but you can substitute any other tomato that's local to you for that fresh feeling."
4. Crème fraiche infused with minced garlic
5. High heat
For the home oven, those terracotta tiles (pizza stones) really work - or preheat an inverted sheet pan before cooking."
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