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SILVIO CICCHI:Male Age:54 A restaurant-trained Executive Pizza Chef, he is the author of upcoming book of pizza recepy: “PIZZA e FANTASIA“, you can download it for free registering on this site. He currently resides in Spinetoli (ITALY) with his cats and dogs. Specialized in Business start up – Pizza dove – Pizza courses – Art of pizza.
Gourmet pizza the trends of the moment

Gourmet pizza the trends of the moment

Gourmet pizza the trends of the moment. La pizza gourmet è una tendenza in crescita negli ultimi anni. Si tratta di una versione raffinata della pizza tradizionale, con ingredienti di alta qualità e presentazione curata.

Una delle tendenze più popolari in questo momento è l’uso di ingredienti locali e stagionali. Molti chef stanno optando per frutta e verdura fresca provenienti da coltivazioni locali per creare sapori unici e autentici.

Che delizia la pizza gourmet

In addition to, c’è una tendenza verso l’uso di farine alternative come quella di farro, kamut e grano saraceno, per una pizza più salutare e nutriente.

La pizza gourmet sta diventando sempre più popolare anche per la sua versatilità: si possono trovare molte varianti, come la pizza al tartufo, la pizza con gorgonzola e noci, la pizza con salmone affumicato e anche la pizza vegana.

Gourmet pizza the trends of the moment

Also l’estetica è importante nella pizza gourmet: molti chef stanno creando pizze con forme e decorazioni uniche per stupire i clienti.

In addition to, c’è una tendenza verso l’utilizzo di forni a legna, che conferiscono al prodotto un gusto unico e una croccantezza particolare.

Conclusioni sulla pizza gourmet

In general, Pizza gourmet è diventata una vera e propria arte gastronomica, che spazia dai sapori tradizionali a quelli più innovativi, dalle forme classiche a quelle più creative, dalla scelta degli ingredienti alla presentation.

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Seafood pizza the traditional recipe

Seafood pizza the traditional recipe

Seafood pizza the traditional recipe. The pizza was seafood it is one of the most popular variants of the classic pizza. Its peculiarity is the use of fresh fish and seafood as main ingredients.

The traditional recipe calls for the use of pizza dough, a tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and a variety of fish and seafood.

The pizza linked to traditions

To prepare seafood pizza, start by preparing the pizza dough. In a bowl, mix flour, sale, yeast and water to obtain a soft and smooth dough.

Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.

Seafood pizza the traditional recipe

Meantime, prepare the tomato sauce. In a pot, Sauté the garlic and olive oil. Add the peeled tomatoes and salt, and cook over medium heat for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you get a thick sauce.

As for seafood, different varieties can be used such as shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, polyp.

And now let's prepare the pizza

Once the pasta and sauce are ready, spread the dough on an oiled pizza pan. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta, and spread seafood on top.

At Last, cover with grated mozzarella(this recipe calls for mozzarella, other recipes don't.) and bake for approx 15-20 minutes 220 degrees.

In the home oven

Seafood pizza is ready to be served hot and tasty. Bon Appetite!

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pizza chef cooking pizza by the slice

Pizza by the slice origins and variations

The pizza slices, also known as pizza in pieces or pizza by the slice, it is a variety of pizza that stands out from the others due to its rectangular shape and its larger portion compared to traditional pizza.

Its origins date back to late nineteenth century in Rome, where it was sold on the street in itinerant bakeries.

The origins of pizza by the slice

Pizza by the slice is characterized by a thinner and crunchier dough than traditional pizza, which is cooked in stone ovens, wood or electric.

The base of this pizza is made from flour, water, yeast and salt, while as regards the filling, the options are many: from the classic margherita with tomato, mozzarella and basil, alla napoletana with anchovies, capers e olive, alla romana with cooked ham and mozzarella, up to the most creative and delicious variations such as pizza with potatoes and rosemary or the one with zucchini and gorgonzola.

Pizza by the slice origins and variations

In Italy, pizza by the slice is very popular especially in the centre-north regions, like Lazio, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna.

However, in recent years this variety of pizza has begun to spread to other parts of the world as well, becoming a popular option for quick lunches and cheap dinners.

Other Purchase Options

In addition to, pizza by the slice can also be purchased frozen, this allows you to keep the pizza for a longer period while maintaining its original characteristics.

In summary, pizza by the slice is a variety of rectangular pizza with Roman origins, characterized by a thin and crunchy dough and a wide range of fillings, very popular especially in the central-northern regions of Italy and increasingly widespread throughout the world.

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the Roman shovel pizza

Pizza in shovel the Roman tradition

Pizza in shovel the Roman tradition. Shovel pizza, also known as pizza by the slice, it is a specialty of Roman cuisine.

It is a pizza cooked in a large rectangular pan, cut into rectangular portions and served at the counter. Shovel pizza is very popular among romani, both as a quick lunch and as dinner.

An Ancient Tradition

The tradition of pizza in shovel has roots in ancient Rome, where the slaves cooked big trays of bread seasoned with olive oil, salt and spices.

With time, this bread evolved into what we know today as pizza. In the postwar period, the pizza in shovel has begun to spread in the popular neighborhoods of Rome, becoming an icon of Roman cuisine.

Pizza in shovel the Roman tradition

The pizza in shovel differs from other pizzas in its soft consistency and in the large amount of toppings used.

The dough is leavened for at least 24 hours and cooked in wood-burning ovens, which give the pizza a unique flavor and a perfect crunchiness. The topping is usually made from cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, salt and oregano.

Pizza by the slice and variations

There are many variations of pizza in shovel, like white pizza, which has no tomato, and red pizza, which has a greater amount of tomato.

Other variants are the pizza with escarole, pizza with cooked ham and pizza with mortadella.

Pizza and Shovel

Pizza in pala is often served in pizzerias or in wood-burning ovens, but it can also be bought over the counter and taken home.

It is a popular choice for dinner parties and parties, and has become an icon of the Roman cuisine in the world.

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In summary, pizza in shovel is an icon of Roman cuisine, a tradition that has roots in ancient Rome, a pizza cooked in a large rectangular pan, cut into rectangular portions and served at the counter, with many variations and toppings.

Its soft texture and perfect crunchiness, combined with the aroma of the wood oven, make pizza in shovel a unique and delicious dish.

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Fried pizza the Neapolitan version of pizza

Fried pizza the Neapolitan version of pizza

Fried pizza the Neapolitan version of pizza. La pizza fritta è una versione tradizionale della pizza originaria della città di Napoli, in Italy.

Si differenzia dalle pizze classiche per la sua forma rotonda e per il suo impasto morbido e soffice, fritto in abbondante olio caldo. La sua croccantezza esterna e la morbidezza interna sono caratteristiche che la rendono unica e deliziosa.

Fritta e Deliziosa

La pizza fritta viene solitamente farcita con ingredienti tipici della cucina napoletana, come mozzarella di bufala, pomodoro fresco, salame napoletano, prosciutto cotto e formaggio. However, esistono anche varianti con altre farciture, come la pizza fritta con ricotta fresca o verdure grigliate.

La scelta degli ingredienti è molto importante per ottenere una pizza fritta perfetta, ogni ingrediente deve essere fresco e di qualità.

Fried pizza the Neapolitan version of pizza

La pizza fritta è una prelibatezza amata dai napoletani e dai turisti che visitano la città. Viene solitamente venduta per strada o in locali tipici, like thefriggitorie o le “pizzerias” dove è possibile gustarla accompagnata da una birra o un bicchiere di vino.

In addition to, esistono anche delle pizzerie specializzate nella preparazione di questa variante della pizza, dove è possibile gustare una pizza fritta ancora calda e appena preparata.

Le sue deliziose farciture

La pizza fritta è una vera e propria istituzione culinaria a Napoli, con una lunga storia che risale alla fine del 1800, quando i pizzaioli iniziarono a friggere le pizze per i lavoratori del porto e delle fabbriche.

In quel periodo, la pizza fritta era considerata un alimento povero e accessibile a tutti, ma con il passare del tempo è diventata una specialità della cucina napoletana apprezzata in tutto il mondo.

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How to prepare risotto pasta

How to prepare risotto pasta

How to prepare risotto pasta. The pasta risotto it is a simple and tasty dish, ideal for a quick but at the same time tasty dinner.

The preparation is very similar to that of traditional risotto, but with the addition of pasta instead of rice.

The easy preparation of risotto pasta

Few ingredients are needed to prepare the risotto pasta: pasta, broth, grated cheese, butter and onion. Let's start with the onion: this must be finely chopped and put in a pan with the butter to fry.

When onion it becomes transparent, add the pasta (better if it is a short pasta like fusilli or penne) and toast for a couple of minutes.

How to prepare risotto pasta

At this point, add the hot broth a little at a time, stirring constantly. The pasta must always be covered by the broth and must be cooked al dente.

Once the pasta is cooked, add the grated cheese and mix well. The cheese must melt and create a creamy sauce. If necessary, you can add a little’ of broth or milk to obtain the desired consistency.

Ready to serve at the table

Risotto pasta is ready to be served. It can be accompanied with fresh herbs such as parsley or basil, or with spices such as pepper or nutmeg.

For a more flavorful version, cooked ham or diced bacon can be added to the onion during browning, or vegetables such as zucchini or cherry tomatoes, cut into cubes, before adding the broth.

Easy Versatile and Tasty

Risotto pasta is a versatile and easy to prepare recipe, perfect for a quick dinner but at the same time tasty. With just a few ingredients and a short time, you can prepare a tasty and delicious dish, that the whole family will enjoy.

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pizza makes you happy

Pizza Makes You Happy

Pizza Makes You Happy. The pizza è uno dei cibi più amati al mondo, capace di regalare momenti di felicità a chiunque la assaggi.

Ma perché la pizza ci rende felici? Probabilmente, una delle ragioni è il suo sapore unico e inconfondibile, che ci fa sentire come a casa anche quando siamo lontani.

Il segreto della felicità

In addition to, la pizza è spesso un cibo condiviso, che viene consumato in compagnia, il che contribuisce a creare un’atmosfera piacevole e rilassata.

Ma la felicità che la pizza ci regala non è solo dovuta al suo gusto. Secondo alcuni studi, il semplice atto di mangiare cibi gustosi come la pizza ha un effetto positivo sulla nostra salute mentale.

Pizza Makes You Happy

Indeed, il cibo spesso è legato a ricordi e momenti felici della nostra vita, e quando lo consumiamo ci sentiamo più soddisfatti e appagati.

In addition to, mangiare cibi saporiti come la pizza ci fa produrre endorfine, sostanze chimiche che ci fanno sentire felici e rilassati.

Pizza e benessere

Ma la pizza non ci rende solo felici durante il momento in cui la stiamo mangiando. Anche solo il pensiero di poter gustare una fetta di pizza in futuro può aumentare il nostro benessere.

Scegliere di condividere una pizza con gli amici o la famiglia può aumentare la nostra sensazione di connessione e appartenenza, contribuendo così a renderci più felici.

Felicità in ogni occasione

Insomma, la pizza è uno di quei cibi in grado di regalarci momenti di felicità in ogni occasione. Che sia condivisa con gli amici, assaggiata durante una pausa al lavoro o semplicemente pensata come una deliziosa possibilità per il futuro, la pizza ha il potere di renderci felici in many different ways. E chissà, forse proprio per questo motivo è diventata uno dei cibi più amati al mondo.

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Gluten Free Pizza and Celiacs

Gluten Free Pizza and Celiacs

Gluten Free Pizza and Celiacs. La celiachia è una malattia autoimmune causata dalla intolleranza al glutine, una proteina presente in cereali come frumento, segale e orzo.

I celiaci devono evitare il glutine per evitare danni all’intestino e problemi di salute associati.

La pizza è uno dei cibi più amati in tutto il mondo, ma purtroppo per i celiaci, la maggior parte delle pizze tradizionali contiene glutine.

La celiachia

Fortunately, ci sono sempre più opzioni disponibili per i celiaci che vogliono godersi una pizza gustosa.

Il glutine free pizza è una delle opzioni più popolari per i celiaci. La pasta per pizza gluten free è realizzata con farine alternative come quinoa, grano saraceno, riso o mais, che non contengono glutine.

Ci sono anche molte opzioni di pizza già preparate disponibili nei supermercati e nei ristoranti che utilizzano queste farine alternative.

Gluten Free Pizza and Celiacs

Oltre alla pasta per pizza gluten free, i celiaci possono anche scegliere ingredienti toppings gluten free come meat, fish, verdure e formaggi.

Ci sono anche molte opzioni di salse gluten free disponibili, come il sugo di pomodoro e la salsa barbecue.

Le farine senza glutine

Per i celiaci, è importante prestare attenzione alla preparazione e alla cottura della pizza gluten free, poiché il glutine può essere facilmente trasferito da utensili o superfici contaminate.

È anche importante verificare che i ristoranti e i fornitori di pizza gluten free seguano rigorose pratiche di preparazione senza glutine per evitare il rischio di contaminazione accidentale.

Conclusions

In general, i celiaci non devono rinunciare al piacere di una pizza gustosa, grazie alla disponibilità di opzioni gluten free. Con un podi pianificazione e attenzione, i celiaci possono godersi una pizza deliziosa senza compromettere la loro salute.

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the future of pizza

The future of pizza the innovations in the art of the pizzeria

The future of pizza the innovations in the art of the pizzeria. Pizza is one of most loved foods in the world and, in the last few years, there have been many innovations in the art of pizza making.

First of all, there is a growing trend towards using local and seasonal ingredients for the preparation of pizza.

The future of pizza

This means that restaurateurs are looking to use fresh, premium quality ingredients to offer a unique dining experience to their customers..

In addition to, there is greater attention to sustainability, with the use of organic cultivation methods and the elimination of ingredients harmful to the environment.

The future of pizza the innovations in the art of the pizzeria

In addition to, there is a growing popularity of gluten-free and lactose-free pizzas, to meet the dietary needs of customers with intolerances or allergies.

Technology is also playing an important role in innovating the art of the pizzeria. Eg, some restaurateurs are using convection ovens to cook pizza faster and more efficiently, while others are using robots to make pizza dough.

Innovations in the pizzeria

In addition to, there is a growing trend towards customizing pizza, with customers being able to choose the ingredients they want and create their own unique pizza.

In the future, it is expected that there will be further innovations in the art of pizzeria, such as the use of unconventional ingredients e cooking techniques advanced to create new and surprising culinary experiences for customers.

Conclusions on pizza

In conclusion, the art of the pizzeria is evolving rapidly to meet customer needs in terms of quality ingredients, sustainability and customization, and these trends are expected to continue to develop in the future.

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how to cook mushrooms for pizza

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza. Mushrooms are a very popular ingredient for pizza, both for their taste and for their nutritional value.

However, cooking mushrooms so they're perfectly pizza-ready can take a while’ Practice. Here are some tips for cooking mushrooms for pizza in order to obtain the maximum result.

Fast and just enough

First of all, choosing the right mushrooms is very important. If you want mushrooms to be the star of your pizza, then you should choose porcini mushrooms or button mushrooms.

Both have an intense flavor and are very tasty, which makes them perfect for pizza. If instead you want the mushrooms to be just an accompanying ingredient, then you can also choose other types of mushrooms, like mushrooms shitake or mushrooms oyster.

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pizza

Once you have chosen the mushrooms, it is important to clean them thoroughly. To do this, just use a damp cloth or a soft bristle brush to remove any traces of earth or other residues. It is not necessary to wash the mushrooms under water, as they may absorb it and become soggy.

Once cleaned, mushrooms should be cut into thin slices. If you use the porcini mushrooms i Champignon mushrooms, it is advisable to remove the stem, since it may be a bit’ stand. In addition to, it is important to cut the mushrooms into thin slices so that they cook evenly on the pizza.

Mushrooms in the pan

Once cut, the mushrooms are put in a pan with a little’ of olive oil and a clove of minced garlic. It is important to cook them on medium heat, mixing them often, until they become tender and golden.

At this point, they can be added spices to taste, like thyme or rosemary, to give a little’ of extra flavor to the mushrooms.

Notes on conservation

Once cooked, i funghi they should be left to cool slightly before being added to the pizza. It is important that they are not too hot otherwise they could make the mozzarella melt too quickly.

Once the pizza is ready to be baked, just add the mushrooms on top of the sauce and mozzarella, and then bake as usual.

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