Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keep on Truckin'


Occasionally, we enjoy what we call "truck pizza." We find them all over France... This one, the Picco Pizz, sets up near our tourism office on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and in nearby Jouy le Potier on Wednesdays and Marcilly en Villette on Thursdays.

There's a wood fired oven hidden behind the three stacks of pizza boxes. The Poulette is our favorite here. It's got tomato sauce, cheese, kebab meat, fresh mushrooms and crème fraîche (like sour cream.) Like many pizzerias in France, this truck offers a wider variety of toppings than we're used to in the U.S....

For example, on their menu:

*The Cremiere: tomato sauce, cheese, blue cheese, camembert, goat cheese and crème fraîche
*The Reine: tomato sauce, cheese, shoulder meat, fresh mushrooms and egg
*The Lorraine: crème fraîche, cheese, lardon (fatty ham bits) and onions
*The Norvegienne (Norwegian): tomato sauce, cheese, smoked salmon, crème fraîche and shrimp
*The Chevrette: tomato sauce, cheese, goat cheese, basil, lardon, honey and onions
*The Picco Pizz: tomato sauce, cheese, cured ham, potatoes, onions and crème fraîche (Do you get the idea that crème fraîche is popular on pizzas here?)
*The Dijonnaise: crème fraîche, old-fashioned Dijon mustard with seeds, chicken kebab, mushrooms and peppers
*The Provencale: tomato sauce, cheese, shoulder meat, cured ham, chorizo sausage, mushrooms, crème fraîche, fresh tomatoes, and beurre d'escargots (a butter sauce with garlic and parsley--no snails, but sometimes used on snails)
*The Chinoise (Chinese): tomato sauce, cheese, scallops, shrimp, soy beans, onions, peppers, and spices

and for the real meat fans...

*The Landaise (from an area south of Bordeaux): tomato sauce, cheese, gizzards, potatoes, duck breast, and pepper sauce

Prices range from 7.50 € ($10.48) to 15.90€ ($22.08) for 11-inch to 16-inch pizzas...

Bon appétit!

2 comments:

  1. I love these pizza trucks and the best ones are in the south east of France :-)- Haven't seen any in Orléans...

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  2. @ Isabelle, that's where I first saw one! Bernard and I were in Provence near St. Maximin St. Baume out for a dinner alone, and we found a truck and a boules tournament, sooooo....

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