All Seasons · Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Recipes

how to make better pizza and get to know your flour

Pizza night in this house never goes unnoticed. The event has been planned in advance. Most likely we have just been on a hunt for a batch of good flour or other interesting ingredients. The kitchen is populated by notebook pages scribbled with the last method I’ll be  testing after much study and deliberation. The dough has… Continue reading how to make better pizza and get to know your flour

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fried Sicilian pidoni (you can also bake them)

PIDONI FRITTI ALLA MESSINESE. The Pitoni or Pidoni are parcels of a pizza-like dough, stuffed with curly endive, mozzarella and a tiny bit of anchovy. Not dissimilar to calzoni but fried, they are a typical and most appreciated dish from Messina. In Sicily you can find them in the friggitorie, the Italian equivalent of fish… Continue reading fried Sicilian pidoni (you can also bake them)

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ministry of protection of mistreated foods

If Jamie Oliver has a ministry, I also want one.  I need it for Italian food.  For all those recipes of our wonderful cuisine that have been mistreated to the point of becoming unrecognizable, unhealthy and often unpalatable. My ministry will make laws so the following offense will be punished: 1) adding fruits, corn, nutella… Continue reading ministry of protection of mistreated foods