SPIZZICO BLOG

The Origin of Pizza: Is it Authentic Italian Food?

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We love pizza. And, it’s safe to say you do too. Statistically speaking, there is more than 1 in 3 chance your favorite is pepperoni too. Americans LOVE pizza. We eat approximately 350 slices per second! Why not? It’s delicious. If you ask anyone what kind of cuisine pizza is, you wouldn’t be surprised if they answered Italian. That isn’t wrong. Pizza gets its roots from Italy. However, its history is much richer than that and America has a big part of it. Read on to learn more about the origin of pizza.

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Spizzico’s New Location in Edgewater, Maryland

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At the end of 2019, we were able to open our second location in Edgewater, Maryland. We are excited to get involved and grow in a new community. Gino, the owner, contact a childhood friend and previous business partner, Rosario Lubrano to come to help him. We sat down with Rosraro to ask him about Spizzico and the new location.

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Is Italian Food Healthy (Good for You)?

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Leading a healthy, happy lifestyle is something that we all strive for. But, that doesn’t mean you have to throw your favorite foods to the side forever. So, let’s get straight to the point, is Italian food healthy? While Italy is best known for pizza and pasta, there are tons of delicious, healthy Italian dishes worth exploring. And, because Italy is overflowing with a host of healthy fruits and vegetables, its cuisine traditionally comes packed with nutrients.

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Traditional Holiday Dishes from All Around Italy

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Italy is known for its contribution toward arts, literature, music, architecture, and food. When it comes to the holidays, food is a big part of it. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with delicious traditional holiday dishes? Italian dishes are prepared with thought-out ingredients cooked in the simplest yet delectable ways. It’s hard to say no to them. Here are some of the tastiest traditional holiday dishes you want to try.

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Cooking with Olive Oil: 4 Things to Know

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Cooking oil is essential to many recipes – but in most Italian dishes, you’ll find olive oil listed in the recipe. This unique oil is highly regarded for its flavor and health benefits. Thus, making it a two-for-one win in the kitchen. If you’re going to be cooking with olive oil, here are four things you should know before diving in.

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4 Popular Pasta Noodles and Their History

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Ever wonder why pasta noodle look so different? It’s easiest to understand why when you look at how sauces are treated in relation to pasta, especially in Italy. Once you understand that the sauce isn’t the main focus, you start to realize how important pasta is to a dish. For Italians, we very much pride ourselves on our food. So let’s appreciate the main ingredient with these 4 popular pasta noodles and their histories.

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Tips to Making Pizza at Home

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At Spizzico’s, we believe that there is never a bad time for making pizza. We also understand that it’s not always convenient to enjoy a fresh, hot pie at our restaurant or stop on your way home from work to pick one up. So when the craving for pizza takes over your household, we encourage you to experience the joy of making one (or several) yourself. Here are some of our tips for doing so.

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Simple Sauce Recipes to Share

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Whether you’re cooking pasta, meat or rice, every recipe needs a sauce. Using common ingredients you may already have in the kitchen, you can prepare sauces ahead of time or whip up a fresh batch anytime. Let’s look at some of the simplest and quickest sauce recipes to complete any meal.

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The History of Calzones

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Sometimes referred to as an inside-out pizza, calzones are made from pizza dough and stuffed with meats, sauces, cheeses, and vegetables. Then, it’s folded over on itself into a half-moon shape, baked in the oven, and served with marinara sauce on the side or atop the calzone. And, as decadent and satisfying as they are, this Italian classic also has a fascinating history that’s as rich as the sauce we use to make them. Here’s everything you need to know about the history of calzones, dating all the way back to 18th-century Italy.

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5 Fun Pizza Party Ideas

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All successful parties involve good food and fun activities (emphasis on the good food). That’s where the cheesy, saucy, delicious baked disc of dough comes into play. Everybody loves pizza! So, if your child has a birthday or a celebratory event coming up, why not plan a fun pizza party? This year, host an epic pizza party that everyone will remember with these five ideas.

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