A Translation of the Most Common Italian Ingredients

Italian cooking isn’t hard. It’s actually rather fresh and simple. But if you don’t speak fluent Italian, it can be rather hard to read some of the best recipes. Occasionally you will be asked for an ingredient that you may know under a different name.    So in this post, we listed the most common Italian cooking ingredients with their English translations. We also add descriptions of the ingredient. In some cases, we even list where the ingredients are from.   A   Acciuga, Acciuughe or also Alice: Anchovies. These are also generally purchased under either oil or salt.  Aceto:…

Homemade Dough Makes the Perfect Pizza

A person’s love affair with pizza starts at an early age and reflects his or her environment. The thickness of the crust varies from a New York City pizza that’s so thin it can be folded in half lengthwise, to a Chicago favorite, the deep-dish pizza. Toppings range from traditional (tomato sauce with cheese) to trendy (duck sausage and goat cheese), and everything (and anything) in between. Pizza has diversified, blended, and been embraced by many ethnic cultures. Make Homemade Pizza The best pizza, though, may be the one made in a home kitchen. Why make pizza at home? To…

Pizza for Everyone, Every Day

I adore homemade pizza and good restaurant pizza, sometimes even a mediocre slice on the fly will do… And I know I’m not alone. As I noted earlier, pizza provokes passions. If you’re into making healthier food choices, I will share my favorite Homemade Pizza tips this week. Also, stay tuned for my homemade pizza dough recipe. It’s worth a try and a good recipe to get small hands involved in if you want to cook with kids. A real pizza stone and good quality pizza oven kit makes a huge difference. I’ve been through two of the high-end volcanic…