The Mother of all sourdough pizza arrives in Wickham
Steve and Naomi first met whilst teaching in the portside town of Santander, Spain,and after enjoying many years soaking up the Spanish way of life they have settled back in Oz. With good food and great wine an everyday occurrence when they came home they realised that teaching wasn’t where their hearts were, instead food is where they wanted to be. Well, pizza to be more precise!
Masa Madre, meaning ‘Mother Dough’ in Spanish, can be found on Wickham’s very industrial and busy by day, but quiet by night Railway Street (near the Lass O'Gowrie). It’s here where you’ll find Steve and Naomi, and their massive pizza oven. Whilst it may be a long way away from Spain they both agree that there are a lot of similarities between the two cities, making them feel at home as soon as they arrived in Newcastle
It's a giant leap from teaching to pizza making but for Steve it all made perfect sense. Making pizzas for friends on weekends he fine-tuned his skills and perfected the art of crispy yet fluffy doughy texture of the sourdough bases. With the idea in place, all it took was a location and one mother of a pizza oven.
At Masa Madre you can either enjoy your pizza sitting inside at the bar bench and take in all the pizza making action or take a seat (or crate) outside and soak up the Wickham atmosphere. If you want to make a bit of a night of it, bring along a bottle as Masa Madre is BYO.