It’s no secret that we love pizza, so when New York Times contributor, chef, YouTube star and culinary creator (she’s prolific!) Sohla El-Waylly and her chef husband Ham suggested making a pizza blend together, we knew it was going to be something special.
The result? A magical blend that you can sprinkle on just about anything to make it taste like pizza. That's the kind of world that we want to live in.
We first met the El-Waylly power couple when Ham was a chef and started buying our Cured Sumac for the restaurant (Sohla wrote all about their shared loved for our sumac in Wirecutter).
Pizza party is your go-to seasoning. This blend is bright with sun-dried tomato powder and umami-rich from purple stripe garlic, herbal with oregano buds and flowering hyssop thyme, and with a healthy kick from cobanero chili flakes,
Sohla says, "We want everything to be pizza, so we created this blend to make our cheesy dreams come true."
It can be sprinkled on meats, pasta, eggs, avocado toast, popcorn and even pizza (because who doesn’t want more pizza on their pizza?).
- Ingredients: Sun-dried tomato powder, purple stripe garlic, Turkish oregano buds, flowering hyssop thyme, Cobanero chili
- Tasting notes: Pizza! • Pizza!! • Pizza!!!
ABOUT SOHLA & HAM EL-WAYLLY
A long time ago, in two cities separated by 8250 miles, there were two people born. In Los Angeles, California, to Bangladeshi parents, Sohla. In Doha, Qatar, to Egyptian-Bolivian parents, Ham. Culinary obsession would bring them both to the CIA, where they had every class together in a program where that never happened.
Before you know it, they were married and living in New York. Sohla’s varied culinary journey took her from iconic restaurants like Pok Pok, Del Posto and Atera to running the pastry programs at Rotisserie Georgette, Dover and Battersby. Ham’s voyage took him from WD-50, Empellon, Corton and Momofuku to corporate cheffing at E2 Hospitality. This culminated in their love letter to classic diners, Hail Mary, which earned a prestigious Rising Star Chefs award.
After Hail Mary shuttered its doors, Sohla’s journey into food media began, with stints at Serious Eats and Bon Appetit. You can find her work at The New York Times, Food52 and The History Channel.
Learn more at hellosohla.com
This stuff is crazy delicious
I enjoy using Pizza Party! seasoning on homemade pizza as well as enhancing storebought pizzas. I've also used it to add a stronger Italian pizza taste to soup I make with canned tomatoes , zucchini and chickpeas. I recommend this blend!
Finished the whole jar within a month!
excellent! when used fairly generously, this stuff made some of the tastiest burger patties i’ve ever cooked. amazing in grilled cheeses and on garlic bread, too. i also got in the habit of adding it to actual pizza? definitely will be purchasing again.
I am OBSESSED with Pizza Party!
I love the fruitiness of the Cobanaro chili and the garlic and oregano. I add Parm to it and sprinkle it over popcorn with some good olive oil. Love it on burger patties, breakfast sausage, anything cheesy. So good!
We make homemade pizza every Sunday using Ken Forkish’s dough and sauce recipes…this is magical, like an inexplicable umami bomb that would make you think you added MSG.
My son loves for me to make homemade pizza, and this spice blend makes any pizza perfect without adding anything you don’t want (like extra salt, additives). It can even be used as an alternative to Italian seasoning. The flavor brightens up any kind of tomato sauce dish and makes your food more delicious. You will love it!
Newfound faith in spice blends
I don’t use spice blends often, but this one is perfect for adding a kick of flavor to quick, simple meals. Definitely getting the most use out of everything in my spice drawer during this busy time! The tomato in particular is new to me and I'm looking forward to ordering it on its own.
We have now used this twice to make some more excellent pizza dough
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