But is it Pizza?

Mushroom-spinach pizza with onions and fresh tomato sauce.

I have a friend who is married to an Italian. New York Italian. So Italian they ate spaghetti together as a family every Wednesday night when the family was all geographically close.

When I told her I make a whole-food, plant-based pizza that doesn’t include cheese (not even fake cheese), she said, “Call it what you want but it’s not pizza.”

I tried to disagree with her, but my no-Italian background couldn’t compete with her married-to-an-Italian connection (even though her husband is only half