John Hurkes is a chef whose love of making food is matched only by his adoration of thrash metal. It’s not often those two worlds meet, give or take the random Megadeth by Chocolate, but they did for Hurkes’ Slayer Pizza, which can be found at the Bulldog Northeast in Minneapolis
The recipe is inspired by the band’s classic album, Reign In Blood.
Ingredients: Chopped Fra Mani toscano, soppressata, finocchiona, Cypress Grove “Lamb Chopper” cheese, house marinara, signature communion wafer crust, and an altar wine gastrique.
Tasting notes: “Behold, the Slayer pizza. A vast sadistic feast, the only way to eat it is going piece by piece. The flour was stone ground from 350 communion wafers and kneaded together on an altar of sacrifice. It’s baked at a chilly 400 degrees and finished as the communion wafer crust starts to burn. These delicious ingredients were almost all purveyed from California, where it is said that thrash metal has its roots. As the pizza is sliced and “Angel of Death” is unleashed, you will scream along with the first taste. The smooth tang of the sheep’s milk cheese is offset in quintessential madness with the handcrafted salami. Like Jesus on the cross, heavy guitars rip through meat and cheese, exposing the unholy red sauce underneath. With the whirlwind beating of drums and those classic Slayer riffs, the pizza is soaked with a torrential altar wine gastrique. Raining blood from a lacerated pie! It should take just under 30 minutes to finish, and with six and a half years worth of communion bread servings you might want to share it with your friends.” (Via)
Gooey pizza pie, a vast sadistic feast. The only way to exit, is eating it piece by piece.