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L'arte della presentazione come rendere la tua pizza appetitosa anche agli occhi

The art of presentation: how to make your pizza appetizing even to the eyes

Ciao amici pizzaioli e appassionati di cucina! Oggi voglio parlarvi di un aspetto fondamentale per ogni pizzeria che si rispetti: l’arte della presentazione della pizza. Because, diciamocelo, una pizza deliziosa è sicuramente importante, ma una pizza che è anche una gioia per gli occhi può fare davvero la differenza. Prepararsi a stupire i propri clienti non solo con il gusto, ma anche con la vista, è una delle chiavi del successo nella ristorazione.

La Bellezza nella Semplicità

Prima di entrare nei dettagli della preparazione degli impasti e della cottura pizza, voglio iniziare con un concetto fondamentale: la semplicità. Often, le cose più semplici sono le più belle. Pensate alla classica Margherita: tomato, mozzarella, basil. Tre ingredienti semplici che, se disposti con cura, creano un’immagine armoniosa e appetitosa.

Dough preparation: The Base of Everything

Ogni grande pizza inizia con un ottimo impasto. La preparazione degli impasti è un’arte che richiede tempo e pazienza. Utilizzate farine di qualità e dedicate il giusto tempo alla lievitazione. Un impasto ben preparato non solo garantisce una pizza leggera e digeribile, ma offre anche una base perfetta per una presentazione impeccabile.

Se siete interessati a perfezionare le vostre tecniche di preparazione degli impasti, sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Qui potrete imparare dai migliori e scoprire tutti i segreti per un impasto perfetto.

Colori e Contrasti

Uno degli aspetti più importanti della presentazione della pizza è l’uso dei colori. Un piatto colorato è sempre più invitante. Pensate ai rossi vivaci del pomodoro, ai verdi brillanti del basilico e ai bianchi cremosi della mozzarella. Giocare con i contrasti cromatici può trasformare una semplice pizza in un’opera d’arte.

Quando aggiungete gli ingredienti, fatelo con cura. Distribuite uniformemente i peperoni, the olive, le foglie di rucola o qualsiasi altro ingrediente, in modo da creare un equilibrio visivo. Un piccolo trucco è quello di pensare alla vostra pizza come a una tela da dipingere: ogni ingrediente è un colore con cui potete creare il vostro capolavoro.

La Cura nei Dettagli

I dettagli fanno la differenza. Un pizzaiolo attento sa che anche i piccoli particolari possono trasformare una pizza normale in una straordinaria. Eg, un filo d’olio extravergine d’oliva a crudo, aggiunto appena prima di servire, può dare lucentezza e arricchire il sapore. Lo stesso vale per una spolverata di parmigiano o di erbe aromatiche fresche.

Cottura Pizza: The Moment of Truth

La cottura della pizza è un altro momento cruciale. Una cottura perfetta non solo garantisce un gusto eccezionale, ma contribuisce anche all’estetica del piatto. Il forno deve essere ben caldo e la pizza deve cuocere rapidamente per ottenere una base croccante e un bordo soffice. Choice of oven (the largest, electric, a gas) può influire sul risultato finale, ma la cosa più importante è monitorare costantemente la cottura per evitare che la pizza bruci o cuocia in modo non uniforme.

Impiattamento e Servizio

Anche l’impiattamento ha la sua importanza. Una pizza servita su un bel piatto, magari decorato con un podi farina o con un rametto di rosmarino, può fare una grande impressione. Ricordate che la prima impressione è quella che conta: una pizza che arriva al tavolo bella da vedere è già metà del successo.

Condividere la Passione

La presentazione della pizza è una vera e propria forma d’arte che può essere affinata solo con pratica e passione. Vi invito a condividere le vostre creazioni e a continuare a imparare. E quale modo migliore per farlo se non iscrivendovi ai nostri corsi di pizzaiolo che organizziamo nella nostra scuola della pizza di Silvio Cicchi? Imparerete non solo a preparare pizze deliziose, ma anche a presentarle come veri professionisti.

Saluti Finali

Con questo, vi saluto e vi ringrazio per aver dedicato del tempo a leggere questi consigli sulla presentazione della pizza. Ricordate che ogni dettaglio conta e che l’amore per ciò che fate si riflette sempre nel risultato finale. Non esitate a visitare ed iscrivervi al mio canale YouTube, where you will find more of 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses. Vi aspettiamo!

Un caro saluto,

Silvio Cicchi

 

 

The Secrets of Yeast: How to Get a Soft and Fragrant Pizza

Hello to all, pizza friends! Today I want to share with you the secrets to obtaining a soft and fragrant pizza, just like the one you find in the best pizzerias. If you are passionate about pizza and want to improve your preparation technique, this post is perfect for you. And if you are really serious about becoming a master pizza chef, I invite you to sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi Pizza School. But let's start immediately to discover all the tricks of the trade!

The Heart of Pizza: The yeast

Yeast is the magic ingredient that transforms a simple dough into a delicious, soft and fragrant pizza. But not all yeasts are the same, and knowing which one to use can make a big difference. There are mainly two types of yeast that we can use: brewer's yeast and sourdough.

Brewer's yeast is the most common in pizza dough preparations. It is easy to use and guarantees fast and uniform leavening. However, the sourdough starter, or natural yeast, it is what gives the pizza a unique flavor and a lighter and more digestible consistency. Even if it requires more time and care, the end result is absolutely worth it.

The Preparation of the Dough: Crucial Phase

Preparing the dough is one of the most important phases in creating a perfect pizza. First of all, it is essential to choose a good flour. Strong flours, with a high protein content, they are ideal for preparing dough because they are able to better retain the gas produced by the yeast, making the dough more elastic and the pizza softer.

Here is a basic recipe for a classic dough:

  • 500g of typical flour “00”
  • 300ml of water
  • 10g of salt
  • 3g of fresh brewer's yeast (or 1g of dry yeast)
  • 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil

Start by dissolving the yeast in water at room temperature. Gradually add the flour and knead until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. At this point, add the salt and oil, continuing to knead for at least 10-15 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Let the dough rise in a bowl covered with a damp cloth or cling film for at least 2 hours, or until it has doubled in volume. If you use sourdough, leavening may take longer, even up to 24 hours.

Cooking Pizza: The Moment of Truth

Cooking the pizza is another crucial step that can greatly influence the final result. Ideally, pizza should be cooked in a wood-fired oven, which can reach very high temperatures, around 400-500 degrees Celsius. However, even a good domestic oven can give excellent results if used correctly.

Preheat the oven to the highest possible temperature, usually around 250 degrees Celsius, and place a refractory stone on the central grill. The baking stone helps maintain an even temperature and cook the pizza more like a wood-fired oven. Once the oven is hot, transfer the rolled out dough onto the stone and cook for 10-15 minutes, until the edge is golden and crispy.

Final Tips for a Perfect Pizza

Now that you know the secrets of yeast, of the dough and cooking, here are some additional tips to further improve your pizza:

  • Use fresh, quality ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil can make a big difference in the flavor of your pizza.
  • Don't overdo it with the seasonings: A pizza that is too full of ingredients can become soft and difficult to cook. Keep it simple to get the best result.
  • Let the dough rest: After the first leavening, divide the dough into balls and let them rest for at least 30 minutes before rolling them out. This makes the dough easier to work with and improves the texture of the pizza.
  • Sign up for our pizza maker courses: If you really want to master the art of pizza, our courses are the perfect opportunity to learn from the best. Silvio Cicchi's Pizza School offers courses for all levels, from beginners to aspiring professional pizza chefs.

Greetings and Special Invitation

Thanks for reading this far! I hope these tips have been helpful and inspired you to make some amazing pizzas. I invite you to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel, where you will find further 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses. I can't wait to see your creations!

Warm greetings from Silvio Cicchi, and good pizza to everyone!

 

 

Pizza e viaggi esplorando le tradizioni pizzaiole in giro per il mondo

Pizza and travel: exploring pizza traditions around the world

Benvenuti cari lettori! Oggi ci tuffiamo in un’avventura golosa e affascinante: esplorare le tradizioni pizzaiole in giro per il mondo. The pizza, questo piatto amato e conosciuto ovunque, ha radici profonde e tradizioni varie che rendono ogni morso un’esperienza unica. Preparatevi a un viaggio gustoso attraverso continenti e culture diverse, scoprendo insieme come la pizza è diventata un fenomeno globale.

Le Origini della Pizza

La storia della pizza inizia a Napoli, dove è nata la pizza Margherita. Questa semplice combinazione di pomodoro, mozzarella e basilico non è solo deliziosa, ma simboleggia anche i colori della bandiera italiana. La preparazione impasti in questa città segue ancora le antiche tradizioni, con un’attenzione maniacale alla qualità degli ingredienti e al processo di lievitazione. Le pizzerie di Napoli sono famose in tutto il mondo e rappresentano una tappa obbligata per ogni amante della pizza.

La Pizza in America

Attraversando l’Atlantico, la pizza ha trovato una seconda casa negli Stati Uniti. who, la pizza ha subito trasformazioni creative che l’hanno resa un’icona della ristorazione americana. La New York-style pizza, con la sua crosta sottile e croccante, è ideale per essere piegata e mangiata al volo. Chicago ha invece sviluppato la deep-dish pizza, una torta alta e ricca di formaggio e sugo di pomodoro. Ogni città ha la sua variante, dimostrando quanto la pizza possa essere versatile.

L’Asia e l’Innovazione

In Asia, la pizza ha preso una piega innovativa. In Japan, le pizzerie offrono versioni creative con ingredienti locali come il mais dolce, la maionese e persino il pesce crudo. La Corea del Sud ha sviluppato la pizza con crosta di riso, che aggiunge una texture croccante unica. Queste variazioni dimostrano come la pizza possa essere adattata ai gusti locali mantenendo sempre il suo fascino universale.

La Pizza in Sud America

Anche in Sud America, la pizza ha trovato una calorosa accoglienza. In Brasile, la pizza viene spesso condita con una vasta gamma di ingredienti, dai classici come il pomodoro e la mozzarella, fino a opzioni più esotiche come i frutti di mare e le banane. Buenos Aires, con la sua grande comunità italiana, offre pizzerie che mantengono vive le tradizioni napoletane, ma con un tocco argentino.

La Pizza in Europa

Tornando in Europa, ogni paese ha la sua interpretazione unica della pizza. In Germany, for example, si trova la Flammkuchen, una sorta di pizza sottile condita con panna acida, cipolle e pancetta. In France, la Tarte Flambée alsaziana segue una tradizione simile. Anche i paesi nordici hanno sviluppato le loro versioni, spesso utilizzando ingredienti locali come il salmone affumicato.

La Magia della Preparazione Impasti

La preparazione impasti è un’arte che richiede pazienza e precisione. Che si tratti di una pizza napoletana tradizionale o di una versione innovativa, l’impasto è la base su cui si costruisce tutto il resto. La lievitazione lenta, la scelta delle farine e la manipolazione manuale sono aspetti cruciali che determinano la qualità finale della pizza. La nostra scuola della pizza di Silvio Cicchi offre corsi specializzati dove imparare tutti i segreti della preparazione impasti e della cottura pizza. Iscriviti ai nostri corsi di pizzaiolo per diventare un maestro pizzaiolo e portare questa arte nelle tue mani.

Cooking Pizza

Un altro elemento fondamentale è la cottura pizza. I forni a legna sono spesso considerati i migliori per raggiungere la temperatura ideale e conferire quel sapore affumicato che rende la pizza unica. However, anche i forni elettrici e a gas possono produrre ottimi risultati se utilizzati correttamente. La nostra scuola di pizza offre sessioni pratiche per insegnare le tecniche di cottura più efficaci, garantendo che ogni pizza esca perfettamente cotta e deliziosa.

Sign up for our courses

If you are passionate about pizza and want to deepen your knowledge, sign up for our pizza maker courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Our courses are designed for everyone, from beginners to professionals, e offrono un’esperienza completa che copre ogni aspetto della preparazione e cottura pizza.

Il Mio Canale YouTube

Before leaving, vi invito a visitare ed iscrivervi al mio canale YouTube, where you will find further 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses. Ogni video è una fonte di ispirazione e conoscenza, perfetta per chiunque voglia migliorare le proprie abilità culinarie e scoprire nuovi modi di fare pizza.

Grazie per aver letto questo post e per aver condiviso con me la passione per la pizza. Vi aspetto nei nostri corsi e sul mio canale YouTube!

Greetings from Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Pizza e festività idee creative per celebrare con una pizza speciale

Pizza and holidays: creative ideas to celebrate with a special pizza

Benvenuti amici amanti della pizza! Oggi voglio condividere con voi alcune idee creative per celebrare le festività con una pizza speciale. Che sia Natale, Pasqua, Halloween o qualsiasi altra occasione, una pizza preparata con amore e fantasia può trasformare ogni festa in un momento indimenticabile.

La magia della pizza nelle festività

La pizza è da sempre un simbolo di convivialità e gioia. Prepararla in casa o gustarla in una pizzeria con amici e familiari è un rito che rende ogni occasione speciale. Ma come possiamo rendere la nostra pizza ancora più speciale durante le festività? Ecco alcune idee per stupire i vostri ospiti e rendere ogni festa unica.

Idee per una pizza natalizia

Il Natale è il periodo dell’anno in cui tutti si riuniscono intorno alla tavola per condividere momenti di gioia. Perché non rendere la vostra pizza protagonista di queste celebrazioni? Ecco qualche suggerimento:

  1. Impasto speziato: Aggiungete un tocco di cannella, noce moscata e zenzero all’impasto per un aroma che ricorda i dolci natalizi.
  2. Condimenti festivi: Utilizzate ingredienti come il prosciutto cotto, il formaggio brie e le noci per un sapore ricco e avvolgente. Non dimenticate una spruzzata di rosmarino fresco!
  3. Decorazioni natalizie: Create delle piccole stelle di pasta di pizza da posizionare sopra la vostra creazione. Potete anche usare delle olive nere per fare occhi e bocca a dei simpatici pupazzi di neve di mozzarella.

Una pizza spaventosa per Halloween

Halloween è la festa perfetta per divertirsi in cucina con ricette creative e un popaurose. Anche la pizza può diventare un piatto da brividi:

  1. Impasto nero: Add some’ di carbone vegetale all’impasto per ottenere una pizza nera e misteriosa.
  2. Decorazioni a tema: Create delle ragnatele con la mozzarella filante e usate olive nere per fare piccoli ragni. A little’ di salsa al pesto può diventare del ‘sangue verdeda spargere qua e là.
  3. Forme spaventose: Tagliate la pizza in forme di zucca, pipistrello o fantasma per un effetto sorprendente.

Pasqua con gusto

La Pasqua è un’altra occasione perfetta per celebrare con una pizza speciale. Ecco qualche idea:

  1. Impasto al formaggio: Aggiungete parmigiano o pecorino grattugiato all’impasto per un gusto ancora più ricco.
  2. Condimenti primaverili: Utilizzate asparagi, artichokes, uova sode e una spolverata di pepe nero per un condimento fresco e primaverile.
  3. Presentazione elegante: Decorate la pizza con fiori edibili come violette e calendule per un tocco raffinato.

Preparazione degli impasti: la base di tutto

Un elemento fondamentale per ottenere una pizza perfetta è la preparazione degli impasti. In questo, la scelta degli ingredienti e la tecnica di lavorazione fanno la differenza. Utilizzate sempre farine di alta qualità e lasciate lievitare l’impasto per il tempo necessario. Se volete migliorare le vostre capacità, sign up for our pizza maker courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. who, imparerete tutti i segreti della preparazione dell’impasto, dalla scelta degli ingredienti alla lievitazione perfetta.

Cottura pizza: come ottenere il massimo risultato

La cottura della pizza è un altro aspetto cruciale. Un forno ben caldo e una pietra refrattaria possono fare miracoli. Ecco qualche consiglio:

  1. Temperatura alta: La pizza necessita di una temperatura molto elevata, idealmente intorno ai 250-300°C.
  2. Tempo di cottura breve: Cuocete la pizza per un tempo breve, dai 5 to 7 minutes, per ottenere un impasto croccante fuori e morbido dentro.
  3. Attenzione alla mozzarella: Aggiungete la mozzarella solo negli ultimi minuti di cottura per evitare che si bruci.

Ristorazione e pizza: un connubio vincente

La pizza è un piatto versatile che si adatta perfettamente a diverse occasioni e contesti, dalla ristorazione veloce ai ristoranti gourmet. Durante le festività, offrire una pizza speciale può essere un’ottima strategia per attirare clienti e rendere unica la loro esperienza gastronomica. Pensate a menù tematici, abbinamenti insoliti e presentazioni creative per stupire i vostri ospiti.

I nostri corsi di pizzaiolo

Se siete appassionati di pizza e volete trasformare questa passione in una professione, sign up for our pizza maker courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Imparerete tutto sulla preparazione degli impasti, la cottura pizza e le tecniche di decorazione. Not only, avrete l’opportunità di lavorare fianco a fianco con esperti del settore e perfezionare le vostre abilità in un ambiente stimolante e professionale.

Invito finale

Grazie per aver letto il nostro blog post su come rendere la pizza il cuore delle vostre festività. Speriamo che queste idee vi ispirino a sperimentare e divertirvi in cucina. Non dimenticate di visitare ed iscrivervi al mio canale YouTube, dove potrete trovare oltre 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses. With a little’ di creatività e passione, ogni festa può diventare indimenticabile con una pizza speciale.

Buone feste e buona pizza a tutti da Silvio Cicchi!

 

 

Pizza Sostenibile Come l'Industria si Sta Adattando alle Nuove Tendenze Eco Friendly

Sustainable Pizza: How the Industry is Adapting to New Eco-Friendly Trends

Hello to all, pizza lovers! Oggi voglio parlarvi di un tema che mi sta particolarmente a cuore: la pizza sostenibile. Yes, you got it right! Anche l’industria della pizza si sta adattando alle nuove tendenze eco-friendly e oggi scopriremo insieme come le pizzerie stanno facendo la loro parte per il nostro pianeta.

L’Impegno delle Pizzerie per un Futuro Sostenibile

Iniziamo con una bella notizia: sempre più pizzerie stanno adottando pratiche sostenibili nella preparazione della pizza. Ma cosa significa esattamentepizza sostenibile”? Si tratta di una serie di iniziative volte a ridurre l’impatto ambientale legato alla produzione e al consumo della pizza. Vediamo qualche esempio concreto.

Ingredienti a Chilometro Zero

Uno degli aspetti fondamentali della pizza sostenibile è l’utilizzo di ingredienti a chilometro zero. Questo significa scegliere materie prime locali e stagionali, riducendo così le emissioni legate al trasporto. Pensate alla bontà di una margherita preparata con pomodori freschi e basilico coltivato a pochi chilometri dalla pizzeria. Non solo il sapore ne guadagna, ma anche l’ambiente ringrazia.

Preparation of the dough: Sostenibilità e Qualità

La sostenibilità passa anche dalla preparazione degli impasti. Sempre più pizzaioli stanno optando per farine biologiche e integrali, meno raffinate e più nutrienti. Queste farine non solo fanno bene alla salute, ma la loro produzione rispetta l’ambiente, evitando l’uso di pesticidi e fertilizzanti chimici. E poi, diciamocelo, un impasto preparato con amore e ingredienti naturali ha tutto un altro sapore!

Energia Pulita per la Cottura della Pizza

Un altro aspetto importante è l’utilizzo di energia pulita per la cottura della pizza. Molte pizzerie stanno investendo in forni a legna di ultima generazione, che garantiscono una combustione più efficiente e meno inquinante. Altre ancora hanno scelto di passare a forni elettrici alimentati da fonti rinnovabili, come il solare o l’eolico. In this way, ogni margherita, quattro stagioni o capricciosa che sforniamo è un piccolo contributo alla lotta contro il cambiamento climatico.

Riduzione degli Sprechi nella Ristorazione

La sostenibilità si vede anche nella gestione della ristorazione. Ridurre gli sprechi alimentari è una priorità per molte pizzerie, che hanno implementato soluzioni innovative per evitare che cibo perfettamente commestibile finisca nella spazzatura. Alcune hanno introdotto menu flessibili, adattando le ricette in base agli ingredienti disponibili, mentre altre collaborano con associazioni locali per donare il cibo in eccedenza a chi ne ha bisogno.

Packaging Eco-Friendly

Anche il packaging ha il suo ruolo nella pizza sostenibile. Le pizzerie stanno abbandonando gli imballaggi in plastica a favore di soluzioni più ecologiche, come scatole in cartone riciclato e biodegradabile. Alcune hanno persino introdotto contenitori riutilizzabili per i clienti più fedeli, che possono riportarli ogni volta che ordinano una pizza.

Un Invito a Diventare Pizzaioli Sostenibili

Ora che abbiamo visto come l’industria della pizza si sta adattando alle nuove tendenze eco-friendly, vi invito a fare la vostra parte. Se siete appassionati di pizza e volete imparare a prepararla in modo sostenibile, sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. who, imparerete tutti i segreti per creare pizze deliziose e rispettose dell’ambiente.

Conclusion

La strada verso un futuro sostenibile è fatta di piccoli, grandi gesti. Anche una semplice pizza può fare la differenza, se preparata con ingredienti di qualità, metodi di cottura efficienti e un occhio attento all’ambiente.

I greet you with affection and invite you to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel, where you will find more of 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses.

Grazie per aver letto e… Bon Appetite!

Greetings from Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Customer reviews of the community's favorite pizzerias

The Community's Favorite Pizzerias: Customer Reviews

Hello to all, pizza-loving friends! Today I want to talk to you about the favorite pizzerias of our fantastic community. We have collected many reviews and we are happy to share with you the best pizzerias according to our loyal customers. Are you ready to find out where to find the perfect pizza? Then read on!

  1. Pizzeria Da Michele

Let's start with one of the most iconic pizzerias: From Michele. Located in the heart of Naples, this pizzeria is famous for its tradition and simplicity. The preparation of dough is an art that is respected here with obsessive care. The pizza cooking is perfect, thanks to the wood-fired oven which gives that unique and irresistible flavour.

Our customers never stop praising Da Michele's Margherita and Marinara. The reviews speak of an authentic experience and a flavor that recalls the Naples of the past. If you are in Naples, you can't miss the opportunity to pay a visit.

  1. Pizzeria Sorbillo

Another pizzeria that has won the hearts of our community is Sorbillo. Gino Sorbillo, with his passion for catering, has created a real temple of pizza. The quality of the ingredients and the dedication in preparing the dough make each pizza a masterpiece.

Customer reviews highlight the kindness of the staff and the welcoming atmosphere. The fried pizza and the Margherita with buffalo mozzarella are among the most loved. Sorbillo is synonymous with tradition and innovation, a perfect mix for those looking for the best.

  1. Pizzeria Brandi

We couldn't not include the Brandi pizzeria, famous for inventing the Margherita pizza in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy. This historic pizzeria is a point of reference for all pizza lovers. The dough preparation still follows ancient recipes and the pizza cooking takes place in traditional wood-fired ovens.

Our customers appreciate the authenticity of the flavors and the warm welcome. Margherita di Brandi is a legend, and those who have tasted it can only confirm its uniqueness. A real journey through time, discovering the origins of pizza.

  1. Pizzeria La Notizia

La Notizia di Enzo Coccia is another pizzeria that has won rave reviews. Located in Naples, this pizzeria is famous for its attention to detail and the quality of its ingredients. The dough preparation is done with love and the pizza cooking takes place in wood-fired ovens which guarantee uniform and tasty cooking.

Customer reviews praise the creativity of the menu and the ability to combine traditional ingredients with innovative ideas. The pizza with courgette flowers and anchovies is a favourite. La Notizia is the ideal place for those who want to savor a gourmet pizza.

  1. Spontini Pizzeria

Let's move to Milan to talk about the Spontini pizzeria, an institution in the Lombardy capital. Known for its pizza by the slice, Spontini offers a unique dough preparation that gives the pizza a soft and crunchy consistency at the same time. Pizza cooking takes place in large pans, as Milanese tradition dictates.

Customer reviews are full of praise for the margherita pizza by the slice, which with its abundant stringy cheese conquers at the first bite. Spontini is perfect for a quick but tasty lunch break, or for an evening with friends in the name of conviviality.

  1. Pizzeria Trianon by Ciro

Another Neapolitan gem is the Trianon da Ciro pizzeria. Founded in 1923, this pizzeria is synonymous with tradition and quality. The dough preparation still follows ancient recipes and the pizza cooking takes place in wood-fired ovens which give an unmistakable flavor.

Customer reviews praise the goodness of the pizza and the friendliness of the staff. The sausage and broccoli pizza is a must for those who love intense and authentic flavours. Trianon da Ciro is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy a real Neapolitan pizza.

  1. Pizzeria Al Gallo Rosso

At Last, let's talk about the Al Gallo Rosso pizzeria, located in Rome. This pizzeria is famous for its Roman pizza, characterized by a thin and crunchy dough. The preparation of the dough is carefully carried out and the pizza is cooked in wood-fired ovens which guarantee perfect cooking.

Customer reviews speak of a welcoming atmosphere and excellent service. The margherita pizza with buffalo mozzarella and the carbonara pizza are among the most popular. Al Gallo Rosso is the perfect place for those who want to savor an authentic Roman pizza.

Conclusion

We saw together some of our community's favorite pizzerias. Every pizzeria has its own history, its peculiarities and its secrets in preparing dough and cooking pizza. The passion for catering and the love for pizza unite all these realities, creating unique and unforgettable experiences.

If you also want to learn the art of preparing dough and cooking pizza, I invite you to sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Here you can learn all the secrets of the master pizza chefs and become true experts.

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you liked it and that it gave you some ideas for your next gastronomic outings. Greetings from Silvio Cicchi and I invite you to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel which contains more than 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses.

 

 

Creative recipes with unusual toppings for a unique pizza

Creative recipes: unusual toppings for a unique pizza

Hello to all, pizza lovers! Today I want to share with you some ideas to make your pizzas even more special and unique. We are all used to classic toppings like mozzarella, tomato, mushrooms and ham, but what if we try something different? If you are ready to experiment and amaze your guests, read on!

The perfect base for a unique pizza

Before we talk about the toppings, It's important to have a good foundation. The preparation of the dough is essential to obtain a delicious pizza. In many pizzerias, the dough is carefully prepared and left to rise for the time necessary to obtain a perfect consistency. If you want to improve your technique, sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Our experts will teach you all the secrets for a perfect dough!

Unusual toppings to amaze

  1. Smoked salmon and avocado pizza

A combination that might seem strange, but I assure you it is delicious. The smoked salmon goes perfectly with the creaminess of the avocado. Add some’ of red onion and a drizzle of olive oil and you will have a refined and tasty pizza.

  1. Pizza with pears, gorgonzola and walnuts

Another winning combination is that of pears with gorgonzola. The sweet flavor of the pears contrasts wonderfully with the intense flavor of the gorgonzola. Add a few walnuts for a crunchy touch and you're done. Perfect for a special evening!

  1. Pizza with figs, raw ham and rocket

Fresh figs are a real delight, especially in combination with raw ham. Add some’ of rocket for a fresh and peppery note. This pizza is ideal for summer and will make you look great with your guests.

  1. Chicken tikka masala pizza

For spice lovers, this pizza is a must. Prepare the chicken with the tikka masala sauce, add some’ of mozzarella and cook everything in the oven. The result is a spicy and tasty pizza that will make you travel with taste.

  1. Pumpkin pizza, sausage and rosemary

A perfect topping for autumn. The sweetness of the pumpkin pairs perfectly with the flavor of the sausage. Add some’ of fresh rosemary for an unmistakable aroma. A pizza that warms the heart!

Tips for perfect cooking

Cooking the pizza is just as important as preparing the dough and choosing the toppings. Every pizzeria has its secrets, but there are some tips that can make the difference. Always preheat the oven to maximum temperature and use a baking stone if possible. This will help you get a crispy, well-cooked base. If you want to discover all the tricks of perfect cooking, sign up for our pizza chef courses!

Conclusion

I hope these ideas have inspired you to experiment with new toppings and make your pizzas even more special. Pizza is a versatile and creative dish, and with a little’ fantasy, you can create unique and surprising combinations.

If you want to learn more about preparing and cooking pizza, sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. And don't forget to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel, where you will find more of 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses.

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Pizza and pop culture when pizza becomes the protagonist in films and TV series

Pizza and pop culture: when pizza becomes the protagonist in films and TV series

Hello friends! Today I want to talk about a topic that combines two of my great passions: pizza and pop culture. There is nothing better than relaxing on the sofa, watching a good movie or TV series, with a slice of steaming pizza in his hands. But have you ever noticed how often pizza becomes a real protagonist on the screen? Well yes, pizza is not just a delicious dish, but also an undisputed star of many memorable scenes. Ready to take a journey through dough, pizzerias and iconic moments from cinema and television? So make yourself comfortable and let's go!

Pizza in movies

“Mamma, I've missed the flight” (Home Alone)

Who among you doesn't remember little Kevin McCallister, left alone at home for Christmas, who treats himself to an evening of junk food, with a giant pizza all to himself? The scene where Kevin orders a double cheese margherita pizza has become a classic. Not only does it showcase her independent spirit, but it makes our mouths water with that perfectly golden pizza. Cooking pizza in the neighborhood pizzeria is a fundamental element of the scene, which makes everything even more authentic and appetizing.

“Saturday night fever” (Saturday Night Fever)

John Travolta, as Tony Manero, walking the streets of Brooklyn with two slices of pizza folded on top of each other, it's another unforgettable scene. This image went around the world and made that pizzeria a true place of pilgrimage for fans of the film. The preparation of the dough and the cooking of the pizza in a wood oven are details that make us understand how pizza is an integral part of Italian culture, even overseas.

“Eats, pray, or” (Eat Pray Love)

Julia Roberts, on her journey to discover herself, he finds himself in Naples, where you can enjoy a traditional margherita pizza. This scene not only celebrates the goodness of Neapolitan pizza, but it takes us inside a typical Italian pizzeria, where the preparation of the dough is an art handed down for generations. Julia's joy while biting into pizza is contagious and makes us want to book a flight to Italy immediately.

Pizza in TV series

“Friends”

Who can forget the evenings of the six most famous friends in New York, often accompanied by a nice pizza? The pizza shop “Joey's” becomes a gathering place where Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe relax and discuss their lives. The pizza is always there, ready to unite the group in moments of joy and difficulty. The simplicity of preparing dough and cooking pizza is the backdrop to many of their adventures, making the pizzeria almost a seventh protagonist of the series.

“The Big Bang Theory”

Even nerds have a passion for pizza! Sheldon, Leonard, Howard and Raj are often seen eating pizza while discussing quantum physics and comics. Pizza becomes a comfort food for these eccentric scientists, who find the local pizzeria the ideal place to relax and recharge their batteries. The ritual of preparing the dough and the perfect cooking of the pizza are elements that add a touch of normality to their extraordinary lives.

“Breaking Bad”

In “Breaking Bad”, one of the most iconic scenes is when Walter White throws a whole pizza onto the roof of his house. This scene has become so famous that the house used for filming has become something of a tourist attraction, with fans trying to replicate the gesture. Also here, pizza becomes a powerful symbol, representing Walter's frustration and desperation at a crucial moment in his transformation.

The magic of pizza: between tradition and innovation

Pizza is not just a food, but a true cultural phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of time and space. Its preparation, from the choice of ingredients to the processing of the dough, until cooked in the wood oven, it is a ritual that is passed down from generation to generation. Pizzerias are places of meeting and conviviality, where people come together to share moments of joy and relaxation.

If you too are passionate about pizza and want to discover all the secrets of its preparation, I invite you to sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. Our courses are designed for everyone, from beginners to experts, and will allow you to learn the traditional techniques of preparing dough and cooking pizza, directly from the best pizza masters.

And don't forget to visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel, where you will find more of 300 videos of pizza recipes prepared by pizza chef students who enroll in our courses. Each video is a journey into the world of pizza, among fresh ingredients, fragrant doughs and steaming ovens. An experience that will make you fall in love even more with this extraordinary dish.

Thanks for reading this post! See you soon for more culinary adventures.

Greetings from Silvio Cicchi

 

 

Pizza by the slice or round pizza, the great challenge between tradition and modernity

Pizza by the slice or Round Pizza: The Great Challenge between Tradition and Modernity

Pizza by the slice or Round Pizza: The Great Challenge between Tradition and Modernity.

A Delicious Dichotomy

In the vast and delicious world of pizza, two styles emerge as major contenders: pizza by the slice and round pizza. This dichotomy represents more than just a culinary choice; it is a real challenge between tradition and modernity. But what distinguishes these two styles and why they are both so loved? Let's find out together, exploring the unique characteristics of each and how the dough is prepared, catering and pizza cooking play a fundamental role.

The Round Pizza: Tradition on the plate

The History of Round Pizza

The round pizza, often associated with the classic Neapolitan pizza, it is a culinary icon that has its roots in the heart of Italy. Its history dates back centuries, with its legendary beginning in the streets of Naples. This pizza is famous for its perfect circular shape, with a high and soft edge, known as cornice, and a thin, soft center.

Preparation of the dough

The magic of round pizza begins with the preparation of the dough. This process is a time-consuming art, passion and precision. The doughs are usually prepared with simple ingredients: flour, water, yeast and salt. However, the secret lies in the leavening process, which can last from 24 a 48 hours. This time allows the dough to develop a unique consistency and flavor, making every bite a true sensory experience.

The Perfect Cooking

The round pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven, which reaches extremely high temperatures, often higher than 400 degrees Celsius. This quick cooking, that only lasts 60-90 seconds, creates a pizza with a slightly burnt crust and a perfectly cooked center. The result is a combination of flavors and textures that is unmatched.

Pizza by the slice: Modernity in a Bite

The Innovation of Pizza by the Slice

On the other side of the culinary spectrum we find pizza by the slice, a more recent and innovative concept. This variant was born in Rome and stands out for its rectangular shape and the way it is served: it is cut into pieces and sold by weight. Pizza by the slice is perfect for a quick and informal meal, often consumed standing or walking through the city streets.

The Preparation of the Dough

Even in pizza by the slice, the preparation of the dough is crucial. However, here the approach may vary slightly. Slice pizza doughs tend to be more hydrated, which gives them a softer and more airy texture. This type of dough requires longer leavening, often up to 72 hours, to best develop the gluten and flavors.

Versatile Cooking

The cooking of pizza by the slice takes place in electric or gas ovens, at lower temperatures than wood-fired ovens. This slower cooking allows the dough to develop a uniform crunchiness on the base, while maintaining internal softness. In addition to, pizza by the slice offers great versatility in toppings, with a wide range of ingredients ranging from classics such as mozzarella and tomato to more innovative and gourmet combinations.

The Challenge between Tradition and Modernity

The choice between round pizza and pizza by the slice is often a matter of personal preference. Some love the tradition and ritual of the round pizza, while others appreciate the convenience and innovation of pizza by the slice. However, both styles offer a unique and delicious dining experience.

Catering and Pizzerias

Pizzerias that offer these two types of pizza often reflect their culinary philosophy. Traditional pizzerias, which focus on round pizza, they tend to place emphasis on the quality of the ingredients and the skill in preparing the dough and cooking. On the other hand, pizzerias that serve pizza by the slice focus on innovation and variety, offering a wider range of flavors and combinations.

Conclusion

Whether you are a lover of round pizza or pizza by the slice, One thing is certain: Pizza is a dish that unites everyone, despite the differences. The preparation of the dough, catering and pizza cooking are key elements that make each style unique and special. If you are passionate about pizza and want to learn the secrets of both techniques, we invite you to sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi Pizza School.

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Pizza and sports like pizza integrate into active lifestyles

Pizza and Sports: How Pizza Fits Into Active Lifestyles

Pizza and Sports: How Pizza Fits Into Active Lifestyles.

Hello to all, friends of pizza and sport! Today I want to talk to you about a topic that combines two great passions: pizza and active lifestyles. Yes, you got it right! Pizza is not just a delicious dish to enjoy, but it can also be an integral part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Curious to know how? Read on!

Pizza: A Pleasure That Suits Everyone

Pizza is a versatile food loved by all. From children to adults, Who can resist a fragrant slice of freshly baked pizza?? But we often wonder: how we can include pizza in a balanced diet without compromising our active lifestyle?

The Preparation of the Dough: The Key to Healthy Pizza

The basis of a good pizza is the dough. The preparation of dough is an art that requires passion and competence. Using high quality ingredients and appropriate processing techniques, it is possible to create a light and digestible dough. Our Silvio Cicchi pizza school is dedicated to precisely this: teach pizza chef students the best dough preparation techniques. If you want to learn too, sign up for our pizza chef courses that we organize regularly.

Pizza and Nutrition: A Perfect Balance

A well-made pizza can be a complete and nutritious meal. The key is to choose fresh, balanced ingredients. A good pizza can include complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and vegetables, thus providing the energy needed to face an active day. Eg, a pizza with wholemeal flour, Grilled chicken breast and vegetables can be an excellent choice for those who practice sports.

Cooking Pizza: The Secret of Lightness

The cooking of the pizza also plays a fundamental role. Our pizzeria uses special ovens that allow uniform and fast cooking, keeping the pizza light and crunchy. The right temperature and cooking time are crucial to obtaining a pizza that is tasty and easily digestible, ideal for those with an active lifestyle.

Pizza and Sports: A Perfect Combination

Because pizza is perfect for those who practice sports? First of all, because it is a dish that can be easily adapted to the nutritional needs of athletes. But there's more: Pizza is a convivial food, perfect for recovering energy after a workout in the company of friends. Eating together is a way to relax and strengthen social bonds, important aspects for psychophysical well-being.

Catering and Pizza: Quality and Innovation

In the world of catering, pizza represents a combination of tradition and innovation. Each pizzeria has its own style and secret recipes, but what matters is the attention to the quality of the ingredients and preparation. Our Silvio Cicchi pizza school teaches exactly this: how to combine tradition and innovation to create unique and delicious pizzas. If you want to learn too, sign up for our pizza chef courses and discover all the secrets of the trade.

Our Pizza Chef Courses

Do you want to become a master pizza chef? Sign up for our pizza maker courses that we organize in our Silvio Cicchi pizza school. We offer comprehensive courses covering all aspects of pizza preparation, from the choice of ingredients to cooking. Our students learn the most advanced techniques and have the opportunity to experiment with different recipes and cooking methods.

Conclusion

Pizza can be part of a healthy and active lifestyle if prepared with quality ingredients and cooked correctly. Combining it with a balanced diet and regular physical activity, we can enjoy this delicious dish without guilt.

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