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Why Calzones Are Seriously Underrated Deliciousness

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The calzone, which amusingly translates to “pant leg”, began its origins in Naples, Italy in the 1700’s. It is typically a half-moon pocket of dough filled with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and other pizza-like meats and veggies. Sounds delicious, right? Of course it does. So, why is the calzone often overlooked? Let’s take a look inside the seriously underrated deliciousness of the calzone.

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The 411 on Yummy Pizza Crusts

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In a world full of unprecedented moments – and more time spent in our kitchens than ever before – pizza is the great equalizer. Whether it’s pick-up from your favorite Italian restaurant (ahem, Spizzico) or homemade with leftover ingredients in the refrigerator. Happiness is just a slice of pizza away. So, share a memorable experience and get the kids involved while they learn to cook, mix, and measure ingredients! Before you get started, we’re breaking down the 411 on yummy pizza crusts below.

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More Tips to Making Pizza at Home (Part II)

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Perhaps it’s time to take your pizza obsession up a notch and make it right at home this go around. It’s not too expensive, it doesn’t take too much time, and there aren’t too many ingredients to deal with. Pizza is versatile – there is no limit to the kinds of creations you can make with delicious sauce, toppings, and cheese combinations. With some imagination, the possibilities of making pizza at home are endless. What’s more fun than that?

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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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