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Why is the pizza good for health?

Here’s a good news for pizza lovers: eating it is good for health. In fact, several studies have confirmed that not only pizza is a complete food, but its ingredients have beneficial properties for our body. Eating pizza once a week is recommended by all doctors; however, there are some…

How do you eat your pizza? Useful tips and mistakes to avoid

How do you eat pizza? Everyone have had the occasion to notice several “styles” of pizza eaters: who understands about pizza and eat it with the respect it deserves, and who is just there to put something in his stomach.   The etiquette provides several food to eat with the…

Pizza and wine? You can. Some combinations absolutely to be tried

When we choose a pizza, we order a beer almost automatically. Actually this is not the best match, as pizza and beer contain both yeasts, fermenting in the stomach and slowing digestion. So why not match a good wine with the pizza? For many people, it seems a strange and…

Pizza and beer: the winning pair

The pizza-beer combination is probably as important as the pizza itself; in short, a good beer is almost obligatory in a pizzeria. But what is the best beer to match with the pizza we choose?   Everyone – or at least the vast majority of us – always orders the…

Pinsa romana: history and recipe

As we have already mentioned, pinsa is a typical food of the Roman territory. Actually, this food is the revisiting of an old recipe of about two millennia ago.   Origins of pinsa   The first testimonies of a similar focaccia come from the 1st century BC, thanks to Virgil…

What is pinsa romana?

Pinsa is a salty focaccia of Roman origins; the name derives from the Latin “pinsere” (to  stretch) and descends from a recipe of ancient Rome.   How pinsa romana is done   This focaccia is very common in Roman trattorias where it is often served with cold cuts and cheeses.…

Calzone

Calzone is a South-Italian specialty, born in Naples and then spread throughout the south, although with some variants. There are two versions of calzone: the one cooked in a wood oven – the most classic and light version – and the fried one. Calzone is born shortly after the pizza,…

Pizza alla marinara

The pizza alla marinara is considered, together with the margherita, as the most traditional pizza. Created in Naples, this pizza is seasoned with tomatoes, garlic, oregano and oil.   “Marinara” is the italian word for seafaring, so why is it called like this if none of its ingredients has anything…

Pizza margherita

The pizza margherita is recognized by all as the queen of pizzas, and right by a queen takes its name.   How pizza margherita is born, according to tradition   According to tradition, pizza margherita was created in 1889 by Raffaele Esposito of the pizzeria “Pietro… e basta così” (today…

Basil: the king’s herb

Basil is an aromatic plant from Asian countries, brought to Europe by the Greeks and later by the Romans. The name derives from the Greek basilikon, which can be translated as “royal plant” or “king’s herb”, probably because it was used to produce the scents for the sovereigns by Hindu…

Mozzarella

The mozzarella is a dairy product originating in Campania and now spread all over the world. The term comes from “mozzare”, an italian word that means “cutting”;  that is because to make mozzarella they use to cut by hand the mozzarella dough (traditionally this is done with the index and…

Tomatoes innovation

Coming from the New World, the tomato makes its entry into Europe towards the middle of the 16th century. At first – and for more than a century – tomato was thought to be a poisonous plant and was then used as a decoration, as well as potato.   No…

The origin of a myth: pizza

When was the pizza born? Pizza, as we know it, was born in the eighteenth century, but its history begins a long long time ago.   The ancestors of pizza   It is believed that a first version of pizza was created at the time of the Etruscans: it was…

White pizzas

The pizza in the common imaginary is red, with a tomato base on which the other ingredients are placed; furthermore, it was born with the colors of the Italian flag, and the red is one of these. However, despite the numerous benefits of tomato consumption, this fruit is not good…

Pizza in the U.S.A.

If you think Italians eat more pizza than anyone else, this news will surprise you: it seems that Americans eat almost twice the pizzas eaten in Italy per person! Pizza in the United States is loved as much as in Italy and there is some American even convinced that pizza…

Buffalo mozzarella

Buffalo mozzarella is a typical dairy product from southern Italy, produced in Campania, Lazio, Puglia and Molise. This mozzarella is produced with whole buffalo milk and the term derives from the cutting operation that serves to separate the dough.   Origins of buffalo mozzarella   The buffalo mozzarella, as we…

The pizza conquers Naples

In the eighteenth century the tomato sauce was invented: the pizza conquered Naples and the Bourbons and became the most loved food from both the poorest and the richest classes. The benefits of this new food were undeniable and immediately seduced the population: it was tasty, practical to eat, nutritious…

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