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PIZZA MAKING | Italian Pizza Cooking Class
PIZZA: A HEALTH FOOD!
The question of pizza being either a junk or health food is a serious debate. Everything depends on what kind of pizza you are going to eat. Commercial pizzas bought from a fast-food chain or frozen pizzas at your supermarket typically contain high amounts of refined carbohydrates, saturated fat, and sodium. That's why pizza is commonly considered junk food in the USA. But for the most part, pizza in Italy is an artisanal product, made the right way and with simple, fresh ingredients. Pizza is even considered part of the Mediterranean diet. Learning to cook pizza yourself allows you to determine which ingredients to use, and you can make it as healthy as you like!
Attend MaMa Florence's Pizza Making cooking class and find out how to indulge in your love of authentic Italian pizza without any guilt!
7 CURIOUS FACTS ABOUT PIZZA
1) There are 6 different theories on the etymology of word pizza. The most believable is that it derives from the Greek pitta.
2) The term "pizza" first appeared in a Latin text from the southern Italian town of Gaeta in 997 AD.
3) From the XVI century to the XIX century, pizza napoletana was in fact a sweet tart with almonds.
4) Pizza Margherita was created in 1889 by the Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito in honor of Margerita of Savoy, the queen of Italy, who was visiting Naples.
5) The first-known pizzeria in Italy, Antica Pizzeria, was opened in Naples in 1738.
6) The first pizzeria in the United States was opened by Gennaro Lombardi in 1895 in New York City.
7) Pizza migrated to America with the Italians in the latter half of the 19th century.
Craving more curious facts or more pizza? Enjoy MaMa Florence's Pizza making cooking class and you'll get both!
HIGHLIGHTS | PIZZA MAKING | HOMEMADE PIZZA COOKING CLASS
> Make authentic Italian pizza from scratch
> Learn the secrets of a perfect pizza from a Pizzamaker
> Create the most delicious toppings for your pizza with the freshest and best ingredients
> Delicious meal of prepared pizzas, with dessert and paired wine
Upon your arrival at MaMa Florence you will be met by your pizzamaker. Your pizza-making cooking class starts with the most important part: making the dough. After learning the art of dough-making and kneading, the chef will tell you the difference between different styles of pizza throughout Italy and discuss the Neapolitan traditions - where pizza was invented. Next up is a lesson in rolling out the pizza dough and creating a vast variety of pizzas complete with different delicious toppings, using only the freshest and best ingredients. Once your pizzas have been assembled, your chef will show you how to heat your electric oven just as you would in your own kitchen, so you can recreate these delicious creations in your own kitchen at home. As your pizzas are cooking, you can relax and sip some wine and take a few moments before eating your delicious pizzas fresh out of the oven!
Forget about frozen Chicago-style pizza! After your MaMa Florence Pizza-making cooking class, you'll never want commercial pizza again!
SAMPLE MENU | PIZZA MAKING | HOMEMADE PIZZA COOKING CLASS
Simple focaccia with rosemary, salt and EVOO
Margherita pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil
Marinara pizza with tomato sauce, garlic, EVOO, and oregano
Vegetarian pizza with grilled vegetables, buffalo mozzarella and basil
Calzone (pizza filled with sausage and mozzarella)
Sweet pizza with ricotta and chocolate morsels
WHAT'S INCLUDED | PIZZA MAKING | HOMEMADE PIZZA COOKING CLASS
> Hands-on pizza making class with a professional pizzamaker
> Preparation of 3 different pizzas, an appetizer and a pizza dessert
> Delicious meal of prepared dishes together with wine or beer, and water
> Tasting of local wines and food products
> Main topics and recipes of the dishes prepared during the class (PDF)
> 22% VAT included
> Class duration: 3 hours plus time for lunch | approx. 4 hours
JOINABLE CLASSES RUN FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 PEOPLE.
Should the minimum not be reached for the day you selected, you will be given the choice to pay an additional fee for a private class, change your date to another day, or be fully refunded. Sunday courses have a minimum enrollment of 5 people for course activation.
Note that because we only use fresh, seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and farms the menu will vary depending on what we find that day! We will send you the weekly menu when you book the class.
Please do let us know if you have any food allergies or preferences.
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