How to Impress a Chickpea Lover: Making Chickpeazza on Foodie Call (video)

This week on Foodie Call, Justin considers the humble chickpea. The teeny bean is a crucial ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes, so you’d think it wouldn’t necessarily impress Chef Einat Admony, owner of three renowned Mediterranean restaurants in New York City. And yet, with a riff on pizza in his back pocket, Justin does it.

Blending fresh chickpeas into flour creates a hearty base for a pancake-like dish called socca — or in Justin’s case, the crust for his “chickpeazza.” Many more of Einat’s favorite foods (eggplant, olives, sumac) become the toppings, spread across a traditional bed of tomato sauce and mozzarella. By the time they’re slicing the pizza, both of them are super-excited — and Einat starts taking notes for her next brunch menu addition.

Foodie Call: Chickpeazza
Loading Video...

Next Up

This Balletic Beer-Can-Making Video May Make Your Heart Leap

Beer cans and ballet dancers would seem to have little in common — until you watch this unexpectedly graceful video about the making of aluminum beer cans.