Case Study : Ciao Food Friends

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Final Assignment Ciao food friends, for my last assignment in Italian foods I chose to create a Margarita pizza! The pizza is easily an Italian favourite and originated in Naples, Italy. In the streets of Naples the first pizza the “Pizza Napoletana” was simply dough with garlic, lard, salt, and anchovies. However, the pizza gained popularity when Queen Margherita came to visit Naples in 1889; Chef Raffaele Esposito created a pizza similar to the colors of the Italian flag red, white, and green and named it after the queen. Though there are writings of such pizzas that can be traced back to 1866 Chef Raffaele Esposito’s version is responsible for its popularity across the world today. I chose to cook a pizza because I felt as though it…show more content…
The toppings for the pizza consisted of marinara sauce, mozzarella, and basil. In my house we do a lot of cooking so we had all of the ingredients aside from the mozzarella cheese and we have a garden that grows tomatoes and basil. In Italy it would be quite normal for families to grow basil or buy it locally and own all of the cooking ingredients. Yet, most Italians would make their marinara sauce from scratch and would buy their mozzarella locally. I bought my mozzarella pre shredded in a Kraft container from Wal-Mart. However, in the South of Italy mozzarella is made from stretched out cheese curds often consisting of buffalo milk. Mozzarella is also considered a soft cheese meaning that it has a water content of more than forty percent and is often eaten the day it is made. The discrepancies between the two versions of the same type of cheese made me feel very Canadian nevertheless the pizza still tasted amazing. Preparing my dish was fairly time consuming but, actually quite fun to make. In the past I have made pizza numerous times but, I have never made dough from scratch. First I mixed the water, oil, sugar, and salt in a liquid measuring cup until everything was dissolved. Whisked the flour and yeast together in a large bowl and made a well in the center of the flour. I then dumped the wet mix into the flour and gradually mixed everything together to make rough dough. I kneaded the dough for approximately ten minutes and then split it up into four
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