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Rules to make the best homemade pizza
May 30

Rules to make the best homemade pizza

By admin | Pizza

Pizzas are pizzas and nothing else can be its parallel. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the world of food. Statistics on pizza consumption have experienced dramatic increments with the progression of time.

However, commercial pizzas are not the only thing we can enjoy. Homemade pizzas are getting immense popularity with a multitude of recipes showing up every now and then. The best part about homemade food is that we can add our own creativity into it.

Nevertheless, here are some rules that must be followed in order to get the best homemade pizza you can ever have:

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What are the different kind of pizza flavors?
May 30

What are the different kind of pizza flavors?

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The Most Popular Pizza Flavors and Styles?

The beauty of pizza is that it comes in so many topping variations you are free to create the flavors which best meet your momentary cravings.

Pizza may originally come from Italy (in one form, or another), but it’s now one of the most popular dishes in existence – all over the world. In fact, the worldwide pizza market is estimated to be about $128 billion; not bad for a meal that usually has just three basic ingredients.

Pizza is one of those foods where there is nearly no consensus on which of the many, many styles and toppings out there is the best. Sure, most people are happy with the tried-and-true cheese pizza, made of dough, sauce and cheese only. Maybe throw some pepperoni on there if you want some topping but don’t want to get carried away or too controversial.

But there’s really an endless amount of options for pizza styles out there – almost too many to choose from. And virtually wherever your travels may take you, you’re likely to come across a new style of pizza you’ve never tried before.


Popular toppings by country

India: pickled ginger, minced mutton, and paneer (a form of cottage cheese)

 

Russia: mockba (a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and onions), red herring
Brazil: green peas

 

Japan: eel, squid, and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, bacon)

 

France: flambée (bacon, onion, fresh cream)

 

Pakistan: curry

 

Australia: pineapple, shrimp, barbecue sauce

 

Costa Rica: coconut

 

United States: pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, green pepper, onion, and extra cheese

 


In appreciation of the simple, gourmet, savory, and endlessly-customizable delicacy that is pizza, here are some of the most popular types of pizza out there, from the classic to the adventurous and innovative.

Nevertheless, pizza itself comes in a variety of flavors. Gone are the days when it used to come in limited amount of flavors committing itself to the old traditions. Now we have countless options to choose from. Here are some of the flavors that people all around the world can enjoy:

Plain Ol’ Cheese

Okay, this is so easy it’s almost not its own style…but for many people, cheese pizza is the only real kind of pizza out there.

Consisting of dough, tomato sauce and a bit of mozzarella, provolone or even Parmesan, it’s the tried-and-true rendition of the Italian pizza we’ve all come to know and love – a hot, chewy, slightly gooey classic you can get at the local pizza joint, at a fancy gourmet shop, or frozen. Extra cheese makes it that much gooier and tastier.

Pepperoni

A classic. Just throw a few (or a ton of) slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese, and you’ll soon have a greasy, slightly spicy and delicious pizza that you simply can’t go wrong with.

traditional pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Tastes good both from the local pizza joint and as a gourmet meal – and super easy to make at home. Pepperoni pizza is specifically famous in the West (America, Canada, and Mexico). Pepperoni is an American version of salami – made from cured beef and pork – and you’d probably never find it in Italy –  but that doesn’t mean it’s any less good. This meat is cut into circular pieces and placed on pizza as a form of topping.

Double cheese pizza

This is one of the most popular pizza flavors all across the globe, preferred particularly by vegetarians that comes with a double thick layer of cheese. It is even preferred by cheese lovers. Extra layers of cheese is what makes it appealing, delicious and lip smacking. It fits in perfectly with the definition of pizza since originally they were meant to be ‘cheesy’ in nature.

Neapolitan (and Margherita) Pizza

Neapolitan pizza is the classic Italian pizza we all think of – the original, and the one that led to the rise of the classic New York-style.

marghertia style pizza

Margherita Pizza

Originating in the city of Naples (where it gets the name), it’s made with San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese, on a wheat flour pizza dough with high protein content. The mozzarella cheese must also be Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, which is made from the water buffalo that live in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio, Italy.

The Margherita is a popular variation found throughout Italy, which uses San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fior di latte, and topped with fresh basil leaves, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. If you’re looking for the most authentic Italian pizza style, this is it.

California Style

California style pizza (sometimes called Gourmet) is another popular one in the US but is unique in that’s not one combination of ingredients; instead, it follows a California tradition –topping the pizza with fresh, in-season ingredients sourced locally, often the day-of.

Gourmet

Gourmet Style Pizza

Some popular toppings might be fresh hand-picked tomatoes, red peppers, lettuce and other greens, capers, and gourmet cheeses such as goat cheese. More adventurous types might like the heat of jalapenos and other hot peppers. This style of pizza was invented at Chez Pannise, a famous California eatery, and led to the rise of the famed California Pizza Kitchen.

This is another flavor popular amongst vegetarians. 

Peppy paneer

Peppy Paneer is a popular style in South Asian cuisine; paneer is a cheese cube made from pure milk, and peppy paneer pizza pairs it with spicy red peppers, onion and other vegetables, as well as flavorful and spicy sauces. It can be eaten on its own – as pizza usually is – or as a starter, alongside fried rice.

BBQ chicken

This is one of those flavors that pizza purists hate, but BBQ chicken is popular in the US. First invented at California Pizza Kitchen, this variety of pizza sees Hot BBQ Chicken sliced up and spread on the pizza, paired with drizzles of barbecue sauce on the cheese. In the Southern and Midwestern US, you might even eat it dipped into Ranch dressing.

Mushrooms and Onions

Some people like onions on their pizza alone, but the classic combination is mushrooms and onions together is even better. These two savory toppings create a delicious, aromatic and robustly-exquisite pizza that might send the more risk-averse pizza lovers running but rewards the gourmet types among us.

Hawaiian Pizza/Pineapple

Pineapple pizza is, like BBQ chicken, one of the more controversial choices in the pizza world.

pineapple pizza

Hawaiin Pizza

Some love the juicy, tropical sweetness that chunks of pineapple add to the savoriness of sauce and cheese. Others can’t stand the total clash of cuisines and flavors. True Hawaiian pizza also includes back bacon or – more commonly outside of Hawaii – ham. Talk about some contradictory, unusual flavor combinations. While Hawaiian pizza can be found at virtually any pizza shop or restaurant, and has some dedicated fans, it’s also often voted as one of the least-popular pizza flavors out there.

While this is a fairly extensive list of pizza combinations, it is not a catchall collaboration. When it comes to adding toppings to pizza feel free to experiment. Take some of these topping combinations and create a hybrid version of pizza all your own. Remember, when creating something new there’s no limits! Happy trails as you create your very own Artisan Pizza!

The hype behind artisan pizza
May 30

The hype behind artisan pizza

By admin | Pizza

Pizzas are everywhere. In fact, it is one of the most successful industries amongst the arena of food and within them lies the exceptionality of artisan pizza. It has become so popular in the food world then we cannot even consider it as a trend anymore. But the real question is: what makes a pie artisan?

Some may answer that artisan pizzas require a fluffy crust, organic sauce and a lot of tomatoes. But the reality lies in the diversity of artisan pizzas. There is number of ways in which it can be made and different people follow different recipes. This is why it is so popular, it is creative! However, here are some aspects that must be taken into account:

Change up the crust

Pizza’s base is known as the crust. There is a lot to experiment with the crust but you need to be sure from where to start. Since artisan pizzas can be all about being gluten-free, many chefs make pizza crust using cauliflower, broccoli and quinoa. One can even try sourdough for pizza with addition of some tang. Pretzel bread can be used as well.

It is all about baking

Traditional chefs are stuck towards traditional ways to make pizza but it is fortunate to know that conventional ovens are not the only solutions for baking. Brick ovens are very popular when it comes to baking artisan pizzas. This style infuses a smoky flavor and gives crust an amazing char. Other methods that one can take into account is to use a pizza stone in traditional oven or even baking pie on grill. There is a lot that chef can do that doesn’t comply with the traditional standards. One thing that can be said about artisan pizzas: be creative, be delicious!

Cheese is the essence

Pizzas without cheese are not complete pizzas and the world accepts this fact. Mozzarella has always been the essential item as a pizza topping, however, artisan pizzas have forced chefs to get out of their comfort zone and try something new. It has encouraged them to add soft cheese like ricotta and try other personalized methods as well. However, there is one rule that needs to be complied with. When mixing and matching cheeses, it is imperative that a variety is used that melts well. Choose cheese that has the ability to add its own flavor.

The hype behind artisan pizza is genuine. The reason why it is so popular are mentioned above in an indirect manner. Artisan pizzas are not in line with the old traditions and conventions and it encourages pizza-makers to try something new. Something that is not in line with the current pizza-industry trends. This is what makes it so unique relative to other types of pizza. Its popularity is justified. Moreover, there is more room for personalization and innovation. Even though there are some set rules, it is possible for chefs to infuse new things, and this is why there is so hype about it.