Asparagus, tarragon & almond pizza bianco

Ever thought of topping your pizza with asparagus? Now there’s an idea… This pizza bianco is quick to prepare and takes just 10 minutes in the oven – it’s the ideal mid-week supper Serves: 2 – Preparation time: 5 minutes – Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients 100ml crème fraiche 20g parmesan, grated 2 flatbreads 2 tbsp flaked […]

Ham and Porcini Pizza Recipe

This is a simple but tasty pizza, which can be prepared and cooked in less than an hour. If fresh porcini are available, use 9oz (250g) of sliced, fresh porcini mushrooms in place of the dried ones Ham and Porcini Pizza Serves 4 Ingredients Dough  1¾ tsp (12g) active dry yeast ¾ cup plus 1 […]

Top Five: Pizzerias

It’s such a controversial question: what is the world’s best pizzeria in the pizza capital of the world? Here are our top 5…   1. Antica pizzeria da Michele Via Cesare Sersale 1/3, Naples Given that there are reputedly 12,000 pizzerias in Naples, it would have been easy to fill our top five with venues […]

Italia! Icon – The Pizza Margherita

With its red tomatoes, white mozzarella cheese and green basil, the margherita is so much more than just a pizza – it is a symbol of Italian identity… Ask anyone who has been on a culinary tour of Naples where the pizza margherita comes from and they will be able to tell you that it […]

2015 Italia Taste Awards

Throughout the past year we sampled Italian products you can buy in the UK in our Buy Italia! feature and brought you our recommendations. Now we can tell you what our favourites have been. And here they are, at the… Now that we’ve got the old year properly packed off to bed and tucked up nicely, […]

Pizza with Radicchio and Parmesan Cheese

Radicchio is a popular vegetable in Italian cooking and its intense flavour pairs well with traditional pizza ingredients such as cheese and pancetta. The bright red leaves also make a dish all the more attractive to look at… Ingredients SERVES 4-6 FOR THE DOUGH 300g plain wheat flour 100g strong wheat flour 20g Brewer’s yeast […]

Pete Evans’ Pizza Review

Test your palette with Pete Evans’ weird and wonderful pizza recipes… PIZZA by Pete Evans, Murdoch Books, £18.99 (hardback) Over the course of some 250 pages, award-winning Australian chef Pete Evans details a whole range of pizzas, including some intriguing variations such as breakfast pizzas with sausage and fried egg, and some less obvious toppings […]