Without giving away the secret recipes that make Marv’s Original Pizza in Paso Robles a favorite for local and visiting pizza lovers, owner Randy Syracuse offers a single common-sense secret to great pizza. “It’s all about freshness,” says Syracuse “and the right combinations of the right fresh ingredients from the crust to the toppings.”
(STL.News) – Without giving away the secret recipes that make Marv’s Original Pizza in Paso Robles a favorite for local and visiting pizza lovers, owner Randy Syracuse offers a single common-sense secret to great pizza. “It’s all about freshness,” says Syracuse “and the right combinations of the right fresh ingredients from the crust to the toppings.”
“You have to start with the crust,” says Syracuse, “because it’s pizza! A good crust is the foundation.” Anyone can look up a pizza crust recipe and most of them are going to be pretty good, but the secret is taking the time to experiment with the freshest ingredients that can be found. Whether someone favors thin crust, thick crust, or a crust a little crispier, it’s important to take the time to create the best crust.
No matter how tasty the rest of the ingredients are, no one wants to eat a plate full of sauce topped with melted cheese and their favorite meats and vegetables. It’s pizza! It needs a crust!
Pizza has been around for a couple of thousand years so just being a pizza means someone had to get something right sometime. The only true secrets are:
- Using fresh ingredients, not pre-mixed or frozen
- Learning how to make the yeast work for you
- Experiment to find just the right herbs and seasonings to add a personalized “secret” that everyone raves about
Pizza crust is a variety of flatbread and people have been eating flatbread like pita, tortillas, naan, and injera since flour was invented. Pizza is different because rather than the crust serving as a standalone bread or a wrap, it is served with toppings. But, the toppings are only as good as the crust. The crust has to be just the right texture to support the toppings without getting soggy or so thin and flavorless that it resembles cardboard. How could we enjoy leftover pizza if the crust got soggy?
Get the crust perfect then move on to the sauce and cheese. It’s hard to go wrong with fresh vegetables and good quality meats, so this means learning to make a good sauce and get the best quality cheese. Not all cheese is created equal. Some things are worth the few extra dollars and cheese is one of those things.
The fresh ingredients at Marv’s Original Pizza go beyond the pizza and into every item on the extensive menu. From appetizers to pizza, salads, sandwiches, and pasta, Syracuse makes sure everything is fresh, fresh, fresh and prepared to order.
The kind of rave reviews Marv’s gets from loyal customers can be coming any pizza chef’s way from friends and family just by going fresh and taking the time to build a good crust!