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People make sandwiches around the world, but no on calls it a panini unless it is made like the Florentines do it. Pressed cheesy sandwiches with tons of stuffings from ham, sausages, eggs, grilled eggplant, lettuce tomatoes to the classic Tuscan lampredetto Read More
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.
Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More