Monthly Archives: June 2017
On the third day of our stay in Sicily, Mario and Antonella invited us to a pizzeria. I personally really looked forward to this evening, because I was eager to see the authentic institution, where the Sicilians themselves go, and try the local cuisine. And she, by the way, is very different from everything that we tried in other regions of Italy. In Sicily, seafood and garlic, which is present in almost all dishes, are especially honored, and pizza is no exception. So, our table was booked for eight in the evening – the very time when absolutely all the local population is having dinner, so almost no cars or even pedestrians came across our way. Outside, the Calvino pizzeria, founded in the distant 1946, looks very simple and doesn’t really bother visitors. But this is not necessary – from eight in the evening a line of those who have not booked a table in advance begins to accumulate here, which in itself already attracts random tourists. Continue reading
The journey of our crew to Italy is still waiting in the wings. And the crew does not depart from its iron rule and begins to collect information about this amazing country. Let the first article of the future Italian cycle be about the traditional dish of sunny Italy. What is it, classic Italian pizza?
The answer at first glance is simple – a yeast dough cake, tomatoes, cheese and olive oil are taken.
In fact, a pizza recipe has been formed over hundreds of years. Almost 6 thousand years have passed since the invention of the furnace and the principle of dough leaven. In 1570, the word mozzarella was first used in the book of recipes of the papal court as the name for cheese made from buffalo milk. And after the discovery of America, the conquistadors brought the first tomatoes to Europe. But it was not until the 17th century that special chefs called pizza makers began to cook and sell pizza. Continue reading