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Italian Street Food – OMG

Italian Street Food OMG * The most notable Italian street food is pizza, sold in take-aways and bakeries. Take-away pizza (or pizza al taglio) is quite different from pizzeria pizza. Unlike the round pizza normally found in restaurants, which originated in Naples as a street food itself, it is generally baked on large square trays, and square or rectangular […]

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“Pizza gaina” or “Pizza keen” – Italian Easter Pie – Rossella

Pizza Rustica – Pizza gaina Pizza chiena Italian Easter Pie Recipe  Rossella’s cooking with Nonna *   Both of my Italian Grandmothers made what we called Pizzagiena or one version of an Italian Easter Pie. Grandmom Julie was from Basilicata and Grandmom Madeline was from Calabria.  Yet they both made it pretty much the same way. […]

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Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John – YUM

Calzone Recipe Food Wishes – Chef John * A calzone – “stocking” is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples in the 18th century. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan or pecorino cheese, as well as an egg. Different regional variations on a calzone can often include other ingredients that are normally associated […]

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Pizza Sauce Recipe – Chef John Food Wishes

Pizza Sauce (Wonderful) Recipe Chef John Food Wishes * Chef John always has an interesting take on the recipes he puts out. This one on Pizza Sauce is no exception. Enjoy *   The misconception that the tomato has been central to Italian cuisine since its introduction from the Americas is often repeated. Though the tomato was introduced from […]

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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe Chef John Food Wishes

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe Chef John Food Wishes * Chicago-style pizza is pizza prepared according to several different styles developed in Chicago. The most famous is deep-dish pizza. The pan in which it is baked gives the pizza its characteristically high edge which gives a lot of space for large amounts of cheese and a chunky tomato sauce.   According to […]

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Salami Bread – How to Make a Stuffed Bread Recipe

Salami Bread How to Make a Stuffed Bread Recipe * Interesting how some foods just hit the jackpot so to speak. When company is over some things sit and others just fly off the plate. Salami Bread is one of those things. For whatever reason your mouth waters and you have to have a piece. […]

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“DEEP DISH PIZZA” ……… What is it? Is This Really Pizza…?

PIZZA Is “Deep Dish” Really Pizza…?  Hysterical * This is really a very funny piece on the validity of “Deep Dish Pizza”. Even though both Deep Dish and Stuffed Pizza’s are often very good the argument still ensues. Is this Deep Dish item really pizza or something else? Very Funny * Deep Dish Pizza  Is […]

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The Evolution of Pizza

The Evolution of Pizza The word “pizza” was first documented in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, and successively in different parts of Central and South Italy. The precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as “panis focacius”, to which toppings were then added. Foods similar to pizza have […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza Want to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Italian style?  How about some Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza?  OK, we have not actually tasted this pizza; but on the Food Network website, this recipe has 4 1/2 stars.  If you decide to make this or if you have a pizza place near […]

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