Porky Piggy Pizzas

pizza, sourdough, pulled pork, mozzerella,

Marmite Love it or hate it

Personally I love it, but only with shredded crunchy iceberg lettuce between two thick slices of multi grain, sourdough bread. Oh! I’m quite partical to a warming mug of Marmite in the depths of winter, but thats as far as the fancy takes me.

Pizza, Tomato Sauce, Herbs, Sourdough, handmade
Napoli Nosh

Scrolling through my Instagram account , I came across a close up of rather scrummy looking olives buried in cheese. Further inspection revealed it to be a pulled pork & olive pizza! Not only that, it was stone baked, in a traditional wood fired oven on a soughdough base. These were not just any pizza’s, these were Pig and Olive Pizzas. Turned out these porky pizza’s were not far away, I wanted to know more.

The Pig & Olive kitchen is situated within the Pig on the Beach bar with its panoramic views towards the pebbles and sea at Westward Ho! North Devon.

I met the owner Joe, who was only to happy to give me a quick guided tour of the kitchen and the much prized, authentic, heat log fired pizza oven. Apparently, their signature pizza, which was the one that caught my attention on Instagram, is THE Pig and Olive which, as its name suggests, is topped with delicious pulled pork, bred on their own farm and smoked for up to 24 hours to produce, mouth watering, tender piggy peices. Large juicy black olives, which I assume are not grown in Devon, mozzarella & home made tomato sauce, complete this culinary masterpiece.

pizza, mobile, oven, stonebaked, sourdough
Wood fired pizza oven

The Pig & Olive uses only the finest ingredients in its pizza production, including fine Italian “0” grade flour, pure virgin Italian olive oil & fresh bazil. Their sourdough starters were doing their own thing, bubbling away in large glass jars on the window sill and I was also shown their special home made pepperroni mix. This consisted of ground pepperroni, caramelised sea salt, herbs & garilc, gently fried together to bring out the flavours. The aromatic mix is then used with the addition of fresh bazil, mozzarella, provolone cheese and tomato sauce to top the Pepperroni pizza.

As well as the traditional Garlic bread a deviation from the norm is their fast selling Garlic Bread with Cheese & Marmite, which as I said earlier, you will either love or hate. Why not have a dip to go with it ? Roasted Garlic, pesto or hot chilli. Well, theres no accounting for taste.

Salty satisfaction

Worry not, if you don’t happen to live in Westward Ho! You can still try Pig and Olives perfect pizzas in other locations. Great Torrington, South Molton & Umberleigh are just some of the great Devon locations you will find them with their mobile Pizza trucks and wood fired ovens.

Next time you feel like a pizza, give these authetic pizza pullers a try and support a small local business too. Just EAT

Published by Truffleicious.org

TRUFFLEicious was an independent business based at Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, in a stable we converted into a 5* hygiene registered kitchen, within the grounds of Great Chalfield Manor. Wiltshire In January 2019 I moved to Appledore, North Devon, UK, where as well as cooking I have also built & maintain a local food & drink blog web site for small businesses & visitors alike. My new site www.northdevondoes.com is a non-profit website. Having worked as a cook for more than 40 years mainly in private family houses for Polo functions and at Harrods. “My aim is to supply & blog about the benefits of 100% Homemade foods made from my own original recipes and containing fresh, natural, local ingredients, which contain NO nasties”. Visit my website: www.truffleicious.org I have wealth of experience behind me, encompassing a broad range of cookery techniques & original own recipes. www.truffleicious.org I also write a blog, giving recipes, cookery tips & dealing with what to do with your leftovers & also food & nutrition blog (Low FodMap Diet) "Paws for Thought" www.truffleicious.blog I was invited to The Great British Food Festival, Bowood House, Nr Calne, Wiltshire on August Bank Holiday Monday 2017 where I gave a cookery demonstration on Gluten Free Cakes. Media Interviews: BBC Radio Wiltshire Graham Rogers Morning Show. Love your leftovers 26.12.18 BBC Radio Wiltshire. The Social. Sue Kinnear & Tim Weaks 17.12.2018 BBC Radio Wiltshire. GBBO Tech Challenge. Rachel Houghton morning Show 27.11.18 I will also be on the Sue Davis show, BBC Radio Wiltshire, for 6 weeks in October 2017 sharing my recipes on food leftovers. The Marie Lennon Morning Show. BBC Radio Wiltshire. Tues 12th December 2017 talking about making chocolate Truffles for Christmas. Chatting with Holly Rattley about my blog www.truffleicious.blog in the Kitchen at BBC Radio Wiltshire on Thursday 28th December 2017 & demonstrating what to do with those Christmas leftovers. BBC Wiltshire also featured me on "The Social" with Sue Kinnear & Tim Weeks in Dec 2018 chatting about building my websites & social media. TRUFFLEicious/FoodiesDevon is registered as a food business with Torridge Council & our Scores on the Doors are 5*. We hold current public & product liability insurance & Food Hygiene Certificate. I am an avid user of social media & you can follow me any FB, five accounts, twitter five accounts, Instagram, four accounts. View my profile on LinkedIn.

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