Italian Pantry Staples

By admin | July 21, 2011

Photo: Andrea Parrish-Geyer

Photo: Andrea Parrish-Geyer

Cooking Italian food can be surprisingly simple and very rewarding. The key is to use fresh and delicious ingredients in a simple way that showcases their natural and delicious flavors. Here are a few key pantry staples that every Italian pantry should have. Read More


Pizza Round the World – Cultural Tuesday with Debora Mordowski

By mahir | October 5, 2010

Bread, cheese and tomato; in no dish is this classic combination more flavorful than in a Pizza.

Most of us consider pizza something that we can eat in passing. When there’s no time to cook, there’s not enough food at a party, or we’re simply feeling lazy and with a huge craving for tomato sauce, we make a call and a round pie is delivered to us in no time. But, we seldom stop to think of how this crusty, gooey, delicious food became an international phenomenon.

The simplicity of pizza speaks to its origins. Flat bread spans back to the Mediterranean in ancient times where the dish looked much like a modern foccacia. Greeks topped the plankuntos (early Greek pizza) with olive oil and spices. Legend has it that Romans tasted Jewish matzah, and imported the pita like flat bread to Italy, which they topped with oil, herbs and cheese.

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