When we say a dish is alia pizzaiola—pizza style—we don’t have mozzarella in mind; we mean with tomatoes and oregano. In this instance, potatoes and onions are sliced into rounds, coated with olive oil and oregano, topped with diced fresh tomatoes, and baked. The oregano-spiked aroma may recall pizza, but the honest taste of fresh tomatoes and good olive oil is, alas, one it shares with no corner-store pizza I know.
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