On one Valentine’s Day, I ran to meet my one and only true love – Figaro’s grandfather’s extra special Onion Heart pizza! In Punny Garden, Onion Hearts are these amazing red heart-shaped onions. They’re very valuable/rare (only found during the coldest winters deep underneath Sunset Mountain). Unlike regular onions, Onion Hearts are super sweet raw. When you cut them, they’ll give you the urge to laugh.
Figaro’s grandfather, Figment, is my favorite chef at making the most exotic/mouth-watering pizzas. Using milk straight from the coconuts of Newtime Beach, he even ferments his own gourmet cheese out of cashew nuts! Cooking and baking is his true calling!
Figaro and I headed to Figment’s little cafe in Cheesecloth called “Your Imagination.” As expected, there was quite a crowd outside of the shop. Everyone was watching the balcony above them, where Figment was skillfully tossing and prepping a huge clump of golden pizza dough twice his size! After he was done, he masterfully chopped up five ruby-red Onion Hearts and a few more gourmet ingredients in mid-air! Because of his eye-hand coordination, I can imagine him being an expert swordsman in a past life. Plus, his mustache didn’t even flinch, which was extraordinary since the scent of the Onion Hearts made everybody nearby start chuckling. Finally, he elegantly slid the raw pizza into a pear oven and closed the lid.
Everyone in the crowd started drooling as the pizza’s signature sweet-savory aroma started to waft out of the oven. Even writing about it gets me hungry again… Anyways, after about 10 minutes, Figment opened the oven and carefully extracted the finished giant pizza! Golden aromatic steam poured out of it.
We all started whooping as Figment cut it up and handed out slices! Luckily, it was just enough to give everyone a good sized piece. Figaro got an extra big slice (being Figment’s favorite grandson and all). With a toast, we bit into our pizzas with gusto. It tasted even better than we thought – deliciously smoky and cheesy, with a touch of the Onion Hearts’ candied-like sweetness. The dough, infused with delicate savory herbs, felt buttery with just the right amount of chewiness. I’m no food critic, but I CAN say that it was so good that it made me question my list of top 5 favorite foods ever.
After eating their fill, everyone gave Figment rare ingredients as a kind of payment for the pizza. He doesn’t take money, but will take rare plants he can cook with. Figaro and I gave him some fresh Onion Hearts we went searching for the day before.