Pizza may be Italy’s greatest invention and its most popular export. The roots of pizza actually date back to Egypt and ancient Greece where flatbreads seasoned with herbs and baked on hot stones were a staple. Italian pizza as we know it was first created in the 16th century, when tomatoes brought from the New [...]
If you love Chicken Cacciatore, try making it as a pizza instead. If you’re using a pre-baked pizza crust, slice a garlic clove and rub it all over the crust. Add some dry red wine to your favorite marinara from a jar, and use that as your pizza sauce.
The first topping for any pizza is the sauce. Depending on what you choose, the sauce can either be the predominant flavor of your pizza or a more well-balanced accent.
In Naples – the spiritual home of all good pizza – crushed San Marzano tomatoes are spread over the crust. You can buy canned San Marzanos at good grocery stores. Grown in the ashy soil on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, they’re expensive but have wonderful flavor.