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Homemade Pizza Margherita: a recipe for happiness!

Homemade Margherita Pizza

Well, who doesn’t know Italian Pizza? I think it’s the most famous food all around the world, isn’t it! Pizza Pizza Pizza. It’s everywhere, and It’s my favorite! However, how many of you have actually ever tried to make Pizza at home? Not yet?

We offer Pizza making classes along with many other Food and Wine Experiences during our Umbria Active Gourmet holidays, and they are such a great way to immerse in the local culture, learning and having lots of fun! However, as we are waiting to get back to our normal lives and business, why not trying to make it at home? Andiamo! It’s simple! Let's stay connected...


History of Italian Pizza Margherita

To find the roots of this masterpiece of simplicity we need to go back to the end of the 18th century, in Naples, Italy. Chef Raffaele Esposito made a variation of focaccia bread in honor of the Queen of Italy, named Margherita. That’s where it takes the name from and, of course, he wanted to celebrate Italy as well so he seasoned the Focaccia with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil to represent the Italian flag colors, red, white and green. There you go, the first Pizza ever was just made. It was 1889. This bakery was located in the area of Porta d’Alba, Naples, the south of Italy, and it’s still existing. Now is a popular Pizzeria with an ancient oven (around 90-year-old) made with volcanic rocks from Vesuvius. You should go to visit it!


Ingredients for Pizza

Now, let’s go back to our recipe. Of course, there are many ways to eat Pizza, but only one to make it. Let’s start making the dough. It goes without saying that the quality of the ingredients is the key to a great Pizza. Sure, but how do we choose the right ingredients?