PEOPLE who care about you always say this when preparing something for you. But what is love when put into food? I learned somewhere that love is not a flavor and doesn’t make a dish more salty or more pungent or more sour. Rather, it is something added to food in the process of cooking. It can also be added while dining, when a meal is shared.
There is nothing that can make a dish taste worse than when you dine alone, without company and conversation. But company doesn’t always guarantee a great meal. It sometimes sours your good mood the way the popular fast-food chains do it. Case in point, fast pizza. For a place to serve quick pizza, that is to be eaten quickly as opposed to being savored and enjoyed, something has to give. That something usually is quality and authenticity. Great pizzas start from great dough, and when Peperoni Pizzeria says “All they knead is love,” it not only refers to the diners, but the dough itself: handmade as opposed to machine-pressed, fresh versus frozen.
Peperoni’s best-selling XXL pizza, all 21 inches of it, is a prime example. A handmade, thin-crust pizza that is baked in a wood-fired oven guarantees perfectly thin, crispy crusts with just enough chew in the center. Add to that their homemade tomato sauce and a choice of 15 flavors and you’ve got yourself smoky baked love good for sharing. It’s not about you coming to Peperoni to eat and then go; it’s really about enjoying the company, the people, the food and the realization that, indeed, “All they [Peperoni] knead is love.” At Peperoni Pizzeria, love is very much like pizza: it’s good for sharing.
Peperoni is on the third floor of Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.