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Pizza in Rome is an "elementary" experience – Italian Cuisine

Pizza in Rome is an "elementary" experience

In the alleys of Trastevere the smells, flavors and colors of the round-novelties baked by Mirko Rizzo chase each other

Coda alla vaccinara, saltimbocca, meatballs with sauce, chicory. They are among the typical dishes of Roman cuisine. Today they go from the plate to the Pizza and are transformed into tasty toppings for rigorously thin, well hydrated and rimless rounds.

The idea is of Mirko Rizzo, soul of The Elementary Trastevere (together with the partner Federico Feliziani), a novelty sign overlooking the alleys of old Rome. On one side Piazza Trilussa and the Lungotevere, on the other the Botanical Garden.

«It is a tribute to the city where I was born and to my mother Nina, a great lover of cooking. I learned from her to use the rolling pin, in the version without knobs and 30 cm long because the dough is often rolled out with just one hand ”, says Rizzo. «Let's make a pizza half a centimeter high, weighing 160-180 grams, leavening for 24 hours, cooked in wood. The flours (type 0 and 2, closest to wholemeal) come from a Marche mill, the extra virgin olive oil from Umbria ". A "bottom" ready to welcome special condiments: Coda Vaccinata (that's how it is called) mixes the classic vaccinara tail sauce with crunchy iced celery and grated dark chocolate, Bello de Nonna focuses on meatballs with sauce to lick the mustache with the addition of parmesan and parsley, Saltimbocca combines raw ham, fiordilatte, sage while Sweet Orange wants to satisfy vegetarians thanks to chicory, rich in phosphorus, calcium, vitamin A, married with sweet potato cream, pumpkin season, roasted onions, vegan garlic mayonnaise and a pinch of smoked paprika.

And, since the climate of Rome also invites you to stroll while eating in winter, Mirko Rizzo has also invented the Pizza al Volo. «Attention: we are not talking about pizza by the slice, but about a classic round folded and stuffed with other traditional recipes such as boiled meat in green sauce and pecorino and mint tripe, explains Rizzo. The Pizza al Volo by L’Elementare Trastevere can be bought "at the window" and enjoyed while looking at Rome. Breathing Rome. Eating Rome. Not just with the eyes.

Unleavened pizza with red cabbage, sour cream, pears and Roquefort – Italian Cuisine


1) Grease with oil 2 non-stick baking trays with a diameter of about 30 cm. Wash And dry cabbage, deleted any leaves that are too hard or damaged, deprive it of the core and cut it into strips about 1 cm wide.

2) Pour the flour in a bowl, form a hollow in the center, add two pinches of salt, oil and 2 dl of water and you work the ingredients until a smooth and elastic dough is obtained. Knead it for 5 minutes, divide it into 2 equal parts and roll them out in trays in 2 discs of about 28 cm. Let it rest the pasta for a few minutes and, in the meantime, washed, dry and slice the pears.

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3) Enlarge lightly the two discs of dough e spread them with a layer of sour cream. Distribute on the surface the red cabbage cut into strips, the slices of pear and the coarsely crumbled roquefort. Peppered And bake the pizzas at 200 ° for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve.



Posted on 30/01/2022


High and soft pan pizza: the original recipe – Italian Cuisine

all the steps to do it really well

The secret of a thick and fluffy pizza? In our opinion there are two: the mix of flours and the leavening several times. Try our recipe

There are those who love thin and crunchy pizza and those who love deep pan pizza.
If you are part of the second category of people you should definitely try this recipe.
To make it, we use a mix of flours that will make the dough well hydrated.

The recipe for pizza in a high and soft pan


For the pizza base
250 g of Manitoba flour
250 g of flour 00
375 g of water at room temperature
10 g of fine salt
50 g of extra virgin olive oil
3 g of fresh brewer's yeast

For the margherita pizza topping
200 g of tomato puree
300 g of mozzarella
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Salt to taste


In a large bowl, mix the flours with the yeast and water.
Work well with your hands and when you have obtained a homogeneous mixture, lift a flap of external dough and bring it towards the center and continue to form the gluten mesh.
Add the salt and then the oil and knead the dough again until you get a smooth, soft and uniform ball.
Cover the bowl with cling film and let it rest for 10 minutes at room temperature.
After this time, resume the dough and make folds from the outside to the inside and let it rest for another 10 minutes.
Repeat this operation twice, then cover and let rise for two hours.

Once doubled, resume thedough and give it two reinforcement folds lifting it with both hands and tipping it forward.
Spread it out on a greased baking sheet with the help of your hands and never with a rolling pin.
With slightly wet or greasy fingertips, create small holes and spread the dough. Let it rest for 20 minutes and then continue to widen it a bit without insisting too much otherwise it breaks.
Then season it with the tomato puree, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of oil and bake at the maximum temperature (230 ° -250 °) of the static oven for 20 minutes.
Then add the mozzarella and continue for another 10 minutes.

Seasonings to taste

We have proposed the Pizza Margherita version because it is the one that everyone agrees on, but you can prepare other types of pizza with the same high and soft base.
You can simply add some olives, or of the anchovies for a simple but tasty pizza.
Or you can do it without tomato, but only with mozzarella cheese And mushrooms or baked ham And artichokes.
You can also divide the dough into several parts to prepare single-portion pizzas.
Finally, you can leave the simple base without condiments and you will get a delicious focaccia to use instead of bread or to fill as you like for a quick lunch or a snack.

In the gallery, other tips for preparing pan pizza at home

Our homemade pizzas

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