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Published May 8th 2018
1m Pizza Eating Challenge - Crust Mt Lawley
Image Michelle, Crust Owner
What do you call a sleeping pizza? PiZZZZZZa.
Today, pizza is the most popular take away in the world. As pizza became a firm favourite, so came the proliferation of pizza shops. Some good, some not so good and some excellent. The Crust Pizza Mt Lawley certainly falls into the excellent category
Image by Michelle Owner of Crust
I was invited to see a" 1 Metre Pizza Challenge" at Crust, Gourmet Pizza Bar, Mt Lawley. The challenge was between 3 fitness trainers from Plusfitness, Mt Lawley (the 3 in blue) and any brave contestants who'd volunteer from the crowd. The challenge; to see who could eat a 1-metre pizza the quickest. The previous record had been 22 minutes. Only one contestant from the crowd volunteered to take part in the competition. When you saw the 3 fitness trainers, a wonder there was even 1.
And So It Began
And so it began. The pizzas looked amazing I didn't realise how big a 1-metre pizza was, the length was mind-blowing. All 4 started off with great gusto but one by one slowly succumbed. In the end, it was a no contest. Ben beat his competition hands down. He was the youngest and the lightest but he had style, a practised pizza eater for sure. Ben also beat the 22-minute previous record but only just. Congrats Ben, job well done. Ben won a party voucher for 10 from Crust but declined the free gym membership.
I really enjoyed the good feel and comradery, not only between the 4 pizza eaters, but friends and staff. It was fun and a great way to spend Sunday evening. The competition took place on the sidewalk at the busy intersection of Beaufort St and Walcott Road. I wondered what the passing motorists must have thought as they drove by.
While we (my husband and I) watched, we enjoyed a pizza as well - a Margherita - no, not a metre long, fortunately! An often recounted story is how, to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created the "Pizza Margherita", a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil, to represent the national colours of Italy as on the Italian flag. This was in 1889.
Our pizza certainly came into the excellent category, just that little bit different. Crispy crust, fresh cherry tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese. I was impressed with its presentation. It certainly falls into the "excellent" category. Crust has a wide range of pizza one to suit any discerning taste. Then if you're still hungry, you can also buy dessert pizza. Check out their website for a full menu .
Conscripted From Crowd
Waiter, how long will my pizza be? Sir, it's round.
Where is it? 59 Walcott Street at the intersection of Walcott Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley. The name? Crust Mount Lawley. The hour? 5 pm daily plus Friday lunches 12 -2 pm. Catering available outside trading hours with 24 hours notice and a minimum of $100 catering order.
Thanks, Michelle for making me feel so welcome and thank you for such a yummy pizza.
Before the 50's and 60's Australian food tended to be stodgy. It was very British, meat and 3 veg. The closest thing to spaghetti was the Heinz cans. The Australian diet started to come of age after WW11 when many migrants came to Australia to get away from war-torn Europe. Then Spag Bol with "real" pasta became a dietary staple. With that came stronger cheeses, not the old Kraft in the blue cardboard box, rubber wrapped in alfoil, (heaven forbid) garlic and ... pizza.
Pizzas Part Of Australian Culture
The history of pizza goes back to the 1800s in Sicily. There it was known as workman food and was favoured because you could eat it as you walked. Some say the history goes back several 1,000 years to ancient Egypt or Greece where it was common to eat flat bread with oil and herbs on top. Apparently, Homer's favourite. Pizza is now the most popular take away in the world.
The first pizza shop to open in Australia was Toto's Pizza House in Carlton, Melbourne.
How do you fix a broken pizza? With tomato paste.
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Did you hear the joke about a pizza? Nope; Well, it was rather cheesy.