INTRODUCING SNAP CRACKLE POP CULTURE WITH KEVIN JANAWAY FEATURING CHER AND PARADISE IS HERE SALAMI PIZZA RECIPE

Author : Kevin Janaway

“Wait a minute! Wait a minute!” That famous line from the movie “Moonstruck” is what you think of when you think of Cher. It’s what she shouts right before Nicolas Cage flips the table and then screws the hell out of her in the next scene. Cher is such an acclaimed Grammy-Winning Singer, that people tend to forget what an accomplished actress she is.

Cher was a great actress throughout the 80s and 90s, which people tend to forget. She won the Oscar as Best Actress for her role in “Moonstruck.” She was also amazing in “Silkwood,” “Mask,” “Mermaids,” and “Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean,” where she weeps in front of everyone, telling them how men always wanted her for her tits, and her current tits are not real because she had cancer and had them removed.

Throughout “Moonstruck,” and the 80s, and today, Cher has had a flair for younger guys. In the 80s, it was scandalous and she was highly criticized for dating Rob Camilletti, a man sixteen years younger than her. He was a baker and bartender from an Italian family in New York, but he liked Cher for who she was/is. She has also been linked to Josh Donen, producer of such movies as The Quick And The Dead ; Gregg Allman, musician and songwriter ; Les Dudek, guitarist and session musician ; Ron Duguay, hunky Canadian ice hockey player known for his long, curly mullet hairdo ; Gene Simmons, front man with hard rock band Kiss ; Val Kilmer, actor and star of The Doors, Heat and Batman Forever ;Tom Cruise whom she claims was her best lover ; Richie Sambora, rock guitarist with Bon Jovi ; and Tim Medvetz, a biker turned TV presenter. I guess she was an actress, singer, and America’s first Cougar.

Cher even recently encouraged gal pal Comedian Kathy Griffin to date younger men, stating that the younger generation is more open and accepting and not as judge-mental as the older men. When Cher dated the guy who was fifteen years younger than her, they were spotted out at local delis buying salami, and doing every day things. Cher claimed to everyone that she was really happy in her relationship. She also learned how to make a lot of Italian pastas and dinners from scratch to be able to play in “Moonstruck.” Wouldn’t you love to discuss fascinating relationships/careers with Cher over salami or spaghetti and meatballs? I certainly would.

Cher performed the first single, “Woman’s World,” off her upcoming album this past June for last season’s finale of The Voice and performed live on national TV for millions for the first time in 10 years. She made a big impression with her performance and her wigs, and about six days ago Blake Shelton named pop icon Cher as his pick to mentor Team Blake on the upcoming season of NBC’s The Voice. Don’t miss Cher on The Voice !

NOW ON TO THE FOOD !

I decided to honor Cher with an Italian Dish with a twist and of course, it has to have Salami in it 🙂 I used Indian Naan bread instead of regular pizza crust to make some delicious, quick and easy Salami pizzas. Enjoy !

PARADISE IS HERE SALAMI AND BASIL PIZZA WITH INDIAN NAAN CRUST

Ingredients

– 2 pieces of Indian Naan Bread
– 1/4 cup of Your Favorite Pizza Sauce
– 1/4 cup of Your Favorite Salami, Chopped ( I used Boar’s Head)
– 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
– 1/2 cup of Fresh Chopped Basil
– Two Basil Leaves for Garnish

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400

2) Spread pizza sauce on top of the Naan and make sure you stay about 1/2 inch away from the edges of the bread. Top with cheese, salami and half of your chopped basil.

3) Bake for 8 minutes. Then turn on the broiler and broil on high for 2 minutes.

4) Top with remaining Basil and garnish with Basil Leaf. Serve and nom nom 🙂

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