Nov 06 2007

Eat a pizza in Italy

Pizza Italy

For a truly authentic pizza experience you have to eat a pizza in Italy – the home of pizza.

Pizza falls into two distinct categories: Italian pizza and pizza from everywhere else. It might seem ridiculous considering the basic ingredients, but one taste of a true Italian pizza and you will never feel the same about pizza’s again.

The best Italian pizza’s are made in a traditional pizza oven, fired by wood. The burnt edge of the pizza crust shows where it got close to the flames. Because it takes a long time to get the oven ready, frequently pizza is only served at dinner.

While the Pizza Margherita may be the classic Italian pizza, each region in Italy produces their own distinct pizza variations based on the Italian culinary rule of fresh, local ingredients. Pizza Marinara, a traditional Neapolitan pizza has oregano, anchovies and lots of garlic. Pizza Napoli Tomato mozzarella and anchovies. Capricciosa: a topping of mushrooms, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, olives and half a boiled egg! Pizza Pugliese makes use of the local capers and olives of the area while Pizza Veronese has mushrooms and tender Prosciutto crudo. Pizzas from Sicily can have numerous toppings ranging from green olives, seafood, hard-boiled eggs and peas. Of course there are hundreds more pizza variations around Italy to experience.

When ordering a pizza in an Italian pizzeria one thing to keep in mind is that the product is personal size. Each person should order their own individual pizza – one bite will explain why! In certain places outside Italy, there are a few piazzioli who keep to their homeland traditions as best they can with the ingredients they have, but it really isn’t the same. In the end there is no going back once you try a real Italian pizza, no delivery or frozen product will ever stimulate your taste buds the way a real pizza will. An authentic wood fire baked pizza in Italy is something every pizza lover should experience.

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  1. Simoneon 01 Nov 2010 at 8:42 am

    Well, eat a Pizza in SOUTH Italy. 😉

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