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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5 Pizza Favorites at Spizzico

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Melding the traditional flavors of Italy with American favorites, Spizzico handcrafts delicious pizzas using only the freshest ingredients available. Truth be told, our menu boasts quite a few pizzas. So, if you’re having trouble picking just one, we totally understand. To help narrow down your choices, we’ve listed our top five pizza favorites. 

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Traditional Italian Holiday Foods

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All Italian holiday meals are centered around the family being together and celebrating. And, religious significance often plays a role in holiday traditions as well. On Christmas Eve, most traditional Italian meals celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes. As the name implies, this traditional meal involves several types of seafood and has its roots in Christianity. But, while the traditional Italian Christmas Eve celebration centers on fish, the typical Italian Christmas Day lunch incorporates more meat, pasta, and vegetables. Let’s explore some mouth-watering traditional Italian holiday foods that encompass the holiday season.

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The Story of Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Ahhh, Spaghetti and Meatballs. It’s a dish that instantly warms the hearts of families all across America. The chewy noodles and comforting taste of tomato sauce, meat and cheese form the perfect combination. But, do you know where spaghetti and meatballs come from? We’ll give you a hint: it’s not Italy.

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