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All You Need Know About Wood-Fired Pizza: Pizzapedia Roundup


When you say pizza you can’t avoid letting your mind wander to the Bel Paese, and even though there is a debate about the origins and the meaning of the name worldwide, we do know one thing: we love it.

That’s why in 2014, Select Italy ventured out to accomplish something no one has ever done: to compile the first ever Pizzapedia, an extensive compendium about this yummy staple of the Italian cuisine. These hunger-inducing articles were spread throughout the year in our monthly Cappuccino newsletter, and now – a full year after it’s shining debut – we, dear friends, have compiled an easy-to-use list of our complete Pizzapedia:

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  • Once Upon a Pizza… Where the Story Begins.

    An introduction on the history of the pie and how it conquered the world.

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Can I have this Margherita?

 

  • The Chewy Neapolitan Pie

    Select Italy’s Kate McCluer chronicles how she went from the classic American style pizza, baked in an electric oven, to the stunning discovery of the first pizza in Italy. A stunning experience that took her to breakdown the differences between the American and Italian wood-fired pizza (in particular the kind found in Naples), from how is it served to the different crusts and toppings.

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Are you team Neapolitan or team Roman?

 

  • The Crispy Roman Pie

    When you go to an Italian pizzeria you may be surprised by all the different options available. But before you choose your toppings, you will have to pick your favorite kind of pie: Roman or Neapolitan? Martina suggests you go for the Roman.

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A thin crispy Roman Pizza (credits: Wikimedia)

 

  • Where to Eat the Best Chicago-Style Pizza?

    We love to put our Italian food knowledge into practice on this side of the pond, too, and in this article we are delving into the Chicago-style pizza! Baked more like a casserole than the 90-second wood-fired pizza in Italy, Chicago, Chicago pizza is a local favorite. Our two Italian pizza experts volunteer to taste and give their opinions about the best place to go eat the thick Chicago-style pizza. Read the interview here.

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The thick multilayered Chicago-style Pizza (credits: Wikimedia)

 

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Simple ingredients: water, salt, flour and

 

  • The USA’s Pizza Experts

    Two of the most prominent pizzaioli exported the secrets of Italian pizza to the United States. Roberto Capuruscio, president of the APN (Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani) and Jonathan Goldsmith, owner of Chicago’s Spacca Napoli, discuss the concept of pizza and their roles.

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Pizza is an art for the expert pizzaioli

 

  • Move Over Beer: Pizza and Wine, a Match Made in Heaven

    You might think pizza is usually best with an ice-cold beer, but let Martina Zuccarello tell you why you may want to order some good wine next time that you are thinking about your choice pizza beverage.

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Each pizza has its matching wine

 

  • A new Twist on an old Staple

    A new wave of elaborate and non-traditional flavors have been used to top pizza pies. Kate shares her view about the gourmet revolution.

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Untraditional Pizza

 

  • How to Organize the Ultimate Pizza Party

    The last entry of the Pizzapedia series is a short guide on how to throw an unforgettable pizza party for your family and friends with a fabulous homemade pizza.

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Bake your own Pizza at home!

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We are sure you love pizza too. What is your favorite kind? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

About the Author: Martina

An Italian American who is proud of my heritage, I love all things Italy and can't get enough of learning about and sharing the food, culture, history and people - especially the food and wine! I have lived and researched in multiple Italian cities and traveled up and down the Boot, but my heart belongs to Rome and I am fairly certain that I was meant to have been born Roman. At Select Italy I work as the Food and Wine Specialist. Follow me on Twitter @MartiZuc



2 thoughts on “All You Need Know About Wood-Fired Pizza: Pizzapedia Roundup

  1. Multilayered chicago style pizza,looks magnifico,..i would love to learn the ingrediants,and more of the same variaty.Different taste and toppings,and what kind of cheese you are using.

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