It’s one of the most enjoyed dishes across the world. But do you know how Pizza was invented and how it managed to win hearts all over? You will be surprised to know that Pizza was actually transformed from the patties made of mashed grains. The Pizza has gone through centuries of evolution, most significant of which is the change in the primary ingredient, from various coarse grains to solely wheat-based dough, and eventually to a dish made almost exclusively with white flour
And along with the many forms pizza has taken, its composition, toppings, seasonings, methods of preparation, and the equipment used too have altered radically over the years.
Very few people know that Pizza’s birth started as ‘Focaccia’ as flat oven-baked Italian breads. There’s an interesting story to the birth of Pizza. The Greeks, first laid the foundations for Pizza were as they were the ones who first baked large, round and flat breads. To add taste, they topped it with various items such as olive oils, spices, potatoes and other things. But the real story began in the 18th century in Italy where flat breads called “Pizzas”, were sold on the streets and in the markets. They were poor man’s food as they were relatively cheap to make, were tasty and filling. It was an instant hit in Naples.
Making Pizza is always a fun activity. You just need an oven and a handful of ingredients and it’s done. But you need to be just a little extra watchful to make a Pizza in truly Italian way.
Ingredients: Make sure you have the following items to ensure you make a Pizza with an Italian touch. The following ingredients are sufficient to makes dough for 4 pizzas, each one about 12 inches in diameter:
600 ml of warm water and a bowl
7 cups (1kg) flour (preferably type ‘doppio zero’ as it is highly-refines and finest ground flour)
2.25 teaspoons (25 grams) yeast
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tablespoons of table salt
2 teaspoons sugar
Toppings of your choice like Onion, Tomatoes, Crisp Capsicum, Oregano, Chilli Flakes, Garlic etc.
There aren’t many options in the Mediterranean cuisine if you are looking for a super healthy and traditional Vegetarian dish. So SPANAKORIZO happens to be a bang-on choice for food lovers who can cook this healthy dish at home in no time. Spanakorizo is like no other dish. It’s heavily loaded with Spinach- the vibrant leaves rich in iron, calcium, vitamins C, A, K, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein and zeaxanthin. So it’ll take care of your eyes, skin and bone health.
The most common variations of this recipe are the “white” and the “red” spinach risotto with the only difference being the addition of tomato sauce to the latest. The dish is as nourishing as appealing it is, to your eyes.
With today’s generation wanting to ‘work smart’ rather than ‘work hard’, we end up compromising on various lifestyle choices. But giving importance to our health can actually help us to improve our productivity. That’s why we have to consume natural and nutritious foods that’ll boost up our body system. And when it comes to nutritious foods, there are very few foods that can match up to Sprouts. Spouts are highly nutritious foods and can be consumed directly or with salads during your meal. They contain 35% Protein in them and are vital for a healthy body and mind. They are also very easy to make and eat.