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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Editor's Choice: Red Fork

It is my firm belief that even the most committed foodie should occasionally indulge in a frozen pizza. Before you cringe, consider that they are quick, easy, convenient, and the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed night in. In fact, they are even starting to appear as upscale frozen dinner options. Standing in front of the pizza freezer, consumers are no longer stuck having to choose between sparsely topped pepperoni with cardboard crust or supreme (and that's using the term lightly) with a rock-hard "self-rising" crust.

Luckily, Red Fork Natural Foods offers three different options for the discerning pizza connoisseur: Margherita, which features roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil; Chicken & Smoked Gouda, a perfectly balanced combination of mozzarella, roasted red onions, tomatoes, a garlicky tomato sauce and big pieces of grilled, white meat chicken; and Bianca, featuring mushrooms, kalamata olives, mozzarella and a creamy ricotta-garlic sauce.

I was happy to sample the Chicken & Gouda: the crust was light and crispy, made with a touch of honey and olive oil, and the flavors of the sauce and toppings were skillfully blended to create a pizza I missed when it was gone.

Red Fork's website is under construction at the time of this post, so for more information, call 800/509-4441 ext 120 or e-mail