Cauliflower-Crust: Pizza or Health Fad? || Really Dough?

– Like a cauliflower crust pizza, so it’s yeast free.
– It’s yeast free. – Wheat free.
– Wheat free. – Flavor free.
– Uh. – I’m Scott, and I eat all kinds of pizza, but my friend, Mark, he is a pizza purist. So we’re trying the craziest concoctions claiming to be pizza. But are they “Really Dough?” Oh, Marky-Mark.
– Hey, Scott, good morning. – You ready to get started today, dude? – How are you? – I’m doing all right, how are you? – You’re not cold driving
around on this thing? It’s freezing out. – Nah, I build up some body heat. – Yeah you gotta work
off all those calories, you eat all that pizza. – I keep myself capped
at fifteen slices a week. – Maybe I should get myself one of these. – Yeah, I mean, no offense, but. – It’s either that or stop eating pizza. – No. You can never stop eating pizza. – No, no I’m kidding.
– You don’t mean that. Maybe you just got to eat
it more intelligently, eat smarter pizza. – What do you mean, smarter pizza? – You know, like, sometimes
you get these big, heavy, thick, cheesy, greasy, meaty pizzas. – What are you getting at? – Maybe try some of the low-carb options. You ever dabble in that? – Low carb, eh? Pizza is carbs, Scott. – I don’t know, though. I mean, if you really
look at the definition, there’s nothing that lays
out in any great detail– – So let me guess, you’re gonna
bring me a low-carb pizza? – I got a place. There’s a place called Adoro Lei, all the way by the Holland tunnel. I’ll bring it back so
fast it’ll still be hot. – You’re gonna go to the Holland tunnel? – I’m fast, bye!
– Bye. Low-carb pizza, ramen pizza. I gotta find this kid a girlfriend. – Hey, Chef Mario.
– Hey, Scott, what’s happening, man?
– How’s it going, man? – How you doing, how’s everything? – I’m doing great, I’m doing great. – What’s new?
– Oh, a lot is new. I’m interested in bizarre pizzas. I heard you’ve got, like, a
cauliflower crust pizza. – Yes, we do. – OK, so what is the scoop? The crust is made from cauliflower? – Right, so we take whole
heads of cauliflower we give a rough chop, we
mince it all the way down as we squeeze out all the water. Then we put it in the bowl and we add some cheese, eggs, olive oil. – So does it feel like real dough? – No, it’s very– if you
look I have a piece here. So if you see, it’s very
grainy and it will rip apart. – Yeah, no elasticity.
– No, none whatsoever. – So you’re not throwing this in the air? – No, this you can’t throw up in the air. – This feels so weird.
– Yeah, yeah, it has to be pressed to be, you can’t stretch it like
a regular pizza dough. – I’m gonna taste a little.
– OK. – I mean, I do not recommend
that you eat this raw. – The cauliflower is very potent. – I gotta bring one to Mark. – Have a seat, have a seat.
– Thanks. – Believe it or not, this is my first cauliflower crust pizza. Will Mark just consider
this low-carb crust a “Really Dough?” bust? – Real pizza needs to have the finest and freshest ingredients. Sauce, cheese, dough, that’s it. Pizza should look as good as it tastes. Pizza dough, flour, water,
yeast, nothing else. – Well, if he really hates it, I guess he can just work
out, like the rest of us. – Last week on Adoro Lei, M.D. – So, after some research, we
found out that cauliflower is very good for your kidneys. So we came up with this pizza.
Due to an injury that I had, I’ve been put on the IR for
a while with a broken finger, so one of my guys help make the pizza. This is Oscar. We’re gonna make cauliflower crust pizza. It’s not as easy as
making a regular crust. Almost work it the same way
as you would a regular dough, but you have to be much more
careful or the ends break down. Okay, now he’s gonna add our tomato sauce, which has some olive
oil, garlic inside it. OK, now he’s adding some
grated pecorino cheese. OK, so he put the caramelized onions, our homemade fresh mozzarella, raw, roasted bell peppers,
fresh basil of course. About two, three minutes, it
takes to cook the pizza here. The bottom is nice and crispy,
the top everything melted. The crust is a nice color. So this is it and we’re ready to cut it up and serve it. Add a little pecorino
cheese, some garlic chips. OK, and we’re ready. As you can see now that after it’s baked, the cauliflower, the texture
is exactly like a pizza. You can pick it up and
hold it like a pizza. It’s ready to be eaten as if it’s just made with regular dough, but it’s actually made with
just a cauliflower crust. OK, so my definition
of pizza, this is pizza, but we’re gonna bring it to Scott, and let’s see what he thinks about this. – Oh, there we go! Wait, let’s make some room. – Here it is. – I’m ready for the
action, there it is, huh? – Mmm-hmm. – I mean, it looks exactly like pizza. It smells a little funny. – Is it the cauliflower? – Yeah, like when you
say roasted cauliflower. – It has that scent.
– I’m OK with that. – All right. – Well, I mean, I gotta take a peek at it, because it’s like, kind of a– oh! I mean, look. If that doesn’t say pizza,
I don’t know what does. – Oh baby, oh baby, even the kids like it. Oh, whoa! Well, it’s kind of a big deal. I gotta get that out of the way. You know, we gotta foldability. – OK. – Not bad. A little crack on the bottom.
– Right. So, this is your first
cauliflower pizza, right? – This is my first
cauliflower pizza, ever. – So, does it look like pizza? – So I mean, to me, theoretically, this is not a pizza.
– OK. – But, in a visceral sense,
it seems like a pizza. In a sense, if it looks and tastes and feels like a pizza, it’s pizza. Otherwise, what the heck
does this word even mean? – Right.
– But historically, pizza is a bread; so if
not a bread, is it a pizza? And to me, I feel like the answer is no. But I feel like I’ve had pizzas before that, in my head, they’re not a pizza, and when I eat it.
– It changes your mind. – You can’t tell the difference, yeah. So there are a couple of things I’m thinking about right now. One, is it a pizza? Two, is it good? And then finally, I’m thinking about, would I eat this over a standard pizza? – Got it.
– I’m just curious. – OK.
– So I’m gonna take a bite. – Yeah, there you go. – Yes, I got you.
– You got it? – I got you, I’m supporting you. – All right, are you ready? – Yeah.
– Go. – It doesn’t have the pull-back, it doesn’t fight with me the
way that normal pizza does. – Right, the gluten would.
– Yeah, it doesn’t, I get such a quick release when I bite it, I don’t have any kind
of battle, which is fun. – Yeah, we work for the
recipe for a little bit, to make sure to get the
pliability that it has. – Yeah, the flavor of the base of it is not like normal pizza flavor, but I gotta say, it’s
not nearly as far off as I thought it was gonna be. – OK, I got it. – Do people get it who
are not gluten-free? – Yes, they like the idea that it’s a healthier
version of the pizza. – I like that. Those peppers stay crunchy. – Yeah, we put them in
raw inside the oven. The pizza doesn’t have that big texture, I wanted to give you some
more texture with the peppers. – Cool, wow. Because you want the texture? ‘Cause you’re never gonna get it on the bottom.
– Correct. – Chef Mario, you are smart. – OK.
– Absolutely, absolutely. You weren’t so smart when you
slammed your hand in the door, but you were smart when
you were making that pizza. – OK, that’s fair enough. As long as I’m smart when
it comes to food, I’m happy. – Well, I’ll bring this back to Mark. – OK. – We’ll see what he says! – OK, and you’re gonna
let me know right away? – Don’t have your hopes too high, but just know that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what he thinks. – OK.
– You know what I mean? – Sounds good.
– Thanks a lot. – You got it man, good seeing you, Scott. – Hey Mark, it is freezing outside. – Stop, what do you got? – This pizza is gonna change your life. – You always say that. – And I’m always right. – It’s a pizza. – Well, it’s a low-carb pizza. You know, when you eat a slice– – What makes it low carb, that it’s small? – Well yeah, I guess it
does a little bit, but no, it’s just that they’re
using alternate grains and you know, there’s light stuff on top. – What kind of grains do they use? – I’m not even really sure. – I don’t understand,
you’re the pizza guru, you don’t know what kind of grains it is? – I want to let you taste it unencumbered by the knowledge that might set you off. – You kinda, like, pushed my question to the side. – Uh, I just… – I’m gonna, all right
don’t worry about it. – I just really feel
like too much information might weigh you down. – It has a really nice texture, the crust. – Yeah, it does. – Walk me through your emotions. – I like it. It is a pizza. What’s it made from, Scott? What are you making me eat? – Cauliflower crust. Does that change your opinion about whether or not it’s a pizza? – Yup. Is it a cauliflower flour? – It’s the head of cauliflower. Look at this, I did not
expect this char pattern. – No, really, really good.
– Right? – Everything other than
the crust says pizza. – So what’s happening with the crust? – It just has a different texture. It gets a little powdery in your mouth. – Like kind of in your teeth a little bit more than standard crust? – No, ’cause that’s doughy. – So, even though this is a dough that’s not made from–
– Is it a dough? – I know you think dough
is flour, water, and yeast. Now that you know that this is not flour, water, yeast.
– It’s cauliflower. – That’s a different kind of
flour, you know that, right? – It’s a flour. – All right, if we’re going phonetically. – If it looks like dough and it tastes like dough, it’s dough. – Then you’re saying you’re
gonna stick with your game? – It’s pizza. – Wow!
– Yup. – That’s a curveball for me. I didn’t think he was
going to go that way, but it’s legit, we have the verdict is in. Mark says that the
cauliflower, gluten-free, low-carb pizza is a pizza. You surprise me every day. – I just had a piece of the crust without the sauce and cheese, you can taste the cauliflower. – Yeah, a little bit, but I feel like. – You don’t taste the cauliflower? – Well, when I eat it separately,
maybe a little bit, but. – But you really don’t have
a sophisticated palate like I do.
– Excuse me? – Where’d you get that helmet? – From the helmet store.
– You look like a bee. – You remember when I saw you riding your bike that one time, you had those, like, high handle bars. – Did you?
– Yeah, ‘member? – Oh yeah, the ape hangers. – What are you doing, what?
– The ape hangers. – Is that what that’s called?
– Yup. The apes have like long arms. – Oh, I guess so. I don’t know much about apes. I don’t know much about bikes, either. – You just know pizza. You really, really need
to find a girlfriend. – Why does everybody keep saying that? Why are you playing with the cheese? – I’m gonna eat it. – OK, I see you playing with it and I’m like… – You want some? – Yeah, of course I want some. This looks like a bowl of pasta. – You just gave me an idea. – Yeah, what does that mean? – Gluten-free pizza, gluten-free pasta. – It’s just cheese with sauce on it? – Yup, can you put a
little more sauce on it? – Yeah, I would love to. – Hold on, let me get a fork.
– Can you get two? – All right, we only need.
– You got a spoon. – What did you do to it? – What do you mean, I sauced it. – You massacred my spaghetti. – It’s not spaghetti, look at you. – It’s gluten-free spaghetti. – It’s called “Really Pasta?”
– There ya go. – Listen, it’s not pasta. It’s not pasta, my rules
of pasta are very clear. You’ve gotta have wheat flour. – It’s gluten-free pasta. – No, it’s gluten-free
pasta, it’s not a pasta. – It’s a protein pasta. – It’s not a protein, either, it’s cheese, which is very protein-rich.
– Which is a protein. You heard it here, protein pasta. – This is so weird. OK, it’s stopped looking appetizing. – Yes. – Thanks for watching. And don’t forget to
subscribe to Thrillist, where you can watch our
other “Really Dough?” episodes, like the time I brought you
that Paulie Gee’s vegan pizza. – Yes, and don’t forget to
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  2. Oscar ain't buyin' it.

  3. Oscar was my favorite part 😂 The pizza looked good! I feel that Oscar should have gotten a bite too dough 😂 Aw see what I did there? 😄

  4. Cauliflower is a carb most vegetable are ahah

  5. Chef looks like tony croos

  6. i've tried the trader joe cauliflower crust and it's pretty bad

  7. YES.. HE IS JON HAMM OF 🍕 🍕!!

  8. why didn't they show us HOW they made the crust? That was the part I wanted to learn…

  9. At 3:30 How could the cauliflower dough look like a real dough?

  10. Boy just take a bite of the pizza damm

  11. Quit lying foo 4:32

  12. Do all north-easterners pronounce it call-ee-flower? I've only ever heard call-eh-flower.

  13. oscar dont play games

  14. Mario sounds like a bad Arnold Schwarzenegger impression.

  15. You guys are killing it! Love this series! LOL

  16. Great video. I’m hungry!! 🤤🤤🤤 lmfao 10:38 Ape Hangerz in traditional American EN altered accent. Love the NYC accent🥇

  17. Dude stop talking and just do it.

  18. i made one before it tasted really good specially for the first try but it fell apart a little i need that recipe looks so good

  19. I loved this so much😆 "Quick Release" in the Bite. I enjoyed watching you dissect this 🍕- maybe even too much. Great content & Mark's hilarious with his sophisticated palate 😂

  20. The acting is amazing

  21. Had to stop watching half-way through to make this comment: Why doesn't the host just take a bite of the dang "pizza" to see what it's like, instead of just jabbering on about his idea of what it's like or not like? Totally lame and disrespectful to the shop owner, IMO.

  22. I make my crust using almond flour, eggs, cream cheese, mozzarella..which is then rolled onto parchment paper. Then passata all over it, more mozzarella, then wtvr toppings take your fancy (I usually have chicken, sausage or ground beef, parmesan shavings, spinach or diced green pepper- and mushroom).
    The pizza on parchment paper is then placed in an oven tray the base of which I spray with coconut oil for a slightly more fried base.
    Btw Chef Mario would make an excellent voice over artist

  23. Yo it’s Matt LeBlanc

  24. I don't know when they say "flower" and "flour" :/ (I'm bad at English lol)

  25. absolutely fantastic delicious video .. now I have to go find something to eat!

  26. Oscar has resting “no mames guey” face

  27. There's so much ham for meatless pizza/pasta

  28. If dairy is healthy, and tomatoes are healthy, pizza is healthy? Just not if there’s lots of cheese because that’s too much fat.

  29. I'm 100% sure that there's plenty of carbs in that dough. Egg, cheese and cauliflower makes a "omelet"-like texture. They must've added cornflour or something.

  30. Cauliflower pizza is delicious.

  31. This could've been the plot for a modern day Seinfeld episode.

  32. Oscar's flat affect makes me think that that pizza tastes awful. 🤣

  33. Cauw-lee-flowah ❌❌❌
    Call-I-flower ☑️☑️☑️

    Even calling them “white trees” would be better. I’ll eat a White-tree pizza any day.

  34. Is it just me or does Mark gives off a Gregory house vibe

  35. Keto pizza

  36. stupid music. people watch these shows for a friendly relaxed watching experience.

  37. It's most definitely not pizza.

  38. mod pizza now offers cauliflower crust if anyone wants to try it

  39. Italian lisp too trippy

  40. He straight up stole his cheese, the disrespect.

  41. This is so gay.

  42. 4:33 Oscars like “ Aye get that camera out my face! Chef shut up so they can go. Camera man get that out my face!”

  43. Really dough tho

  44. I love their arguments.

  45. The Spanish dude looked at him like FOH this is 🍕 lmao

  46. it's a ketogenic pizza

  47. chef mario is a fuckin genius

  48. Love it

  49. Get a Fathead Pizza next time!

  50. as a person who really does not like cauliflower i would definitely eat this a lot as a healthy choice' that looked very legit

  51. pizza is a pie, not a bread

  52. 4:32 Oscar is like this is not pizza.

  53. Finally, my diabetic ass can eat a Pizza

  54. I really wonder how they make their cauliflower crust. The "dough" looks way smoother than most cauliflower crusts before baking. Also, it usually has to be baked beforehand, then toppings are added and it goes back into the oven. Also baked at lower temperatures than you'd use on a usual thin crust pizza. I'd love a cauliflower crust recipe that can go right into the really hot oven on a pizza stone with the toppings already added, like they do it here.

  55. Is it me or does the chef talk like Arnold Schwarzenegger

  56. Bernie Sanders makes a mean pizza

  57. Cauliflower "dough"……………… Fugetaboutit, period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enough of this bullsh&t!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. just eat the DAMN PIZZA ffs too much talking lol

  59. If your first thought when eating it without being told what its made from, is "yep, its a pizza"… then its a pizza, end of story.

  60. Oscar's gonna lose it one day and kill you, then you'll be sorry you didn't hire an Italian dude

  61. Just hurry up and eat it


  63. Oscar is looking at the camera thinking "I dont know what this cavacho is saying"

  64. That chef was about throw a right cross through the nerd's fuckin face

  65. Executive chef doesn’t have to wear a hair wrap.. only the Hispanic.. weird..

  66. bite it already!

  67. I HATE that just as the chef was detailing what ingredients he puts in his cauliflower crust, nerd boy interrupted him. Ugh!!

  68. Love the creativity. Low carb protein pizza. Need to have it everywhere all around the world man.

  69. some body came and started to define god……now god left and priest dictate the terms…..

  70. 3:59 This scene looks like a cross between THE MATRIX and a fighting scene you would see in those saturday morning kung fu movies.

  71. The chief sound like Arnold shawzenager

  72. I would never be able to eat pizza with Scott if he's gonna be stealing my cheese and talking the whole damn time

  73. These videos always make me want to go to New York…

  74. 3:56 How are they roasted…. AND raw?

  75. I'll take Dave portnoy over this soyboy

  76. Is the cauliflower cooked before mincing down? Would love to get the exact recipe.

  77. If they didnt tell him it was a cauliflower pizza he wouldnt tell the difference

  78. Her man so glue tap about pizza, hahaha

  79. just friggin hit the slice in your damn mouth bro…..

  80. 15 slices a week bruh I eat a slice a month

  81. Do people even realize that flour (as well as sugar) are the two main foods that cause nearly all the diseases we "invented" in the last 50 years? As long as you dont mind heart disease, cancer, diabetes, lupus and hundreds of other diseases, then eat your pizza with flour. The smart people will go with the cauliflower and avoid sugar and flour like a plague. Eating meat with non-starchy veggies will not cause heart disease, eating meat with flour (bread, pasta, even rice and potatoes, will cause heart disease) (and sugar as well). Thanks for supporting people to make smarter choices and better health and longer lives.


  83. Best Cooking Channel!!​

  84. Just what is the average consumption of pizza by the average human being because I can't even remember the last time I had a pizza

  85. I can't eat gluten anymore, so this is a great alternative.

  86. Man. What was he going to say? Adds cheese, eggs, olive oil… you cut the guy off! Soo frustrating.

  87. I will eat that dish an an Italian inspired dish. I cannot call it pizza.

  88. I want the gluten free pasta.

  89. Shaddup and eat it! it's getting cold!!

  90. Why does he fold it? I dont understand..

  91. In Mark’s mind “oh shit, this fucker again”

  92. Yes we do shirataki pasta for those of us that are keto. If you become pre diabetic keto is a great alternative

  93. Can i have recipe in Crete Greece we cannot get ready made Cauliflower take outs so i would love to make this. Thank you

  94. now i wanna try it.. im starting keto and i looooooveeee pizza pasta etc.. so ill take what i can get. Ive tried mashed cauliflower and it was so nastyyyy the smell was strong and i just really didnt like it. im hpoeing the pizza can be atleast decent. I truly hate the smell and texture but this looks promising.. maybe ill add some garlic to the crust to offset the smell and taste of the cauliflower… wish me luck lol

  95. It's awesome to see someone this high in their game remain grounded and open-minded. Subbed

  96. Pizza like sex even when its not that good its still ok.

  97. Shut up and eat!!

  98. Oscar, that face! lmao

  99. That guy didn't look undocumented. Nothing to see here.

  100. 6:26

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