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Spaghetti With Walnut Sauce

Hello, readers! This month’s recipe comes from my friend Giovanni Fabiano of Il Borgo Reali, a famous restaurant in Queens, New York. Giovanni, an expert pizza maker, runs this restaurant with his brother Pasquale, and Giovanni’s wife and daughter also work there. Giovanni came to the States when he … More

Pizza of the Month

Down the Hatch

Ingredients: 300 g. dough ball 2 oz. Hatch chiles, roasted and peeled 2 oz. Calabrian chiles 6 oz. pancetta, diced 4 oz. cremini mushrooms 8 oz. fresh mozzarella 4 oz. ricotta cheese 6 basil leaves, torn into pieces Pinch of oregano Extra-virgin olive oil Pinch of grated Parmesan cheese … More

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Creamy Tomato Pasta Soup

Hello, my readers! As we all know, winter is coming—it’s nearly upon us, in fact. And what’s better on a cold winter’s day than a bowl of hot, delicious soup? As I was sitting in my office recently, thinking about a new recipe for my PMQ readers, it occurred … More

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Fresh Prosciutto Gluten-Free Pizza

Ingredients: 14” gluten-free shell 1½ tsp. olive oil 1½ tsp. crushed garlic 5½ oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1½ oz. fresh baby spinach 3 oz. ricotta cheese 7 black olives, broken 4 slices prosciutto 6-8 roasted sweet peppers   Directions: Brush the gluten-free shell with olive oil and crushed garlic. Top … More

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Mom-and-Pop Shops Still the Real Deal

A few months back, I attended the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, and it gave me a lot to think about. People from all over the world, including vendors from Europe, come to this event to see what’s new in the pizza industry. And the industry is definitely changing. … More

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White Clam and Shrimp Pie

ingredients: 12 oz. ball of pizza dough (for a 14’’ pie) 8 oz. clams (manila or littleneck), freshly shucked 6 oz. large shrimp, chopped 10 oz. mozzarella, shredded 2 oz. fresh mozzarella 2 oz. Parmesan, grated 1 lemon wedge  2 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped … More

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Pasta Paglia e Fieno

This month, we’re going to try out a dish that has been around a long time. Paglia e Fieno is Italian for “straw and hay,” but it tastes like heaven. This pasta dish reflects the colors of the Italian flag, combining standard (egg-based) fettuccine and green spinach fettuccine with … More

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Napoletana Piccante with Buffalo Mozzarella

Dough ingredients: 1 kg. “00” Italian flour 800g water 7g natural yeast 18g salt 22g extra-virgin olive oil   Toppings: 450g tomato sauce 950g fresh cherry tomatoes 1 pinch granulated garlic 20g sea salt 30g chili peppers, sliced 8g oregano 400g buffalo mozzarella 30g extra-virgin olive oil 10 fresh … More

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Fried Veal Milanese

Hello, dear readers! This month’s recipe is Veal Milanese, an Italian classic. For this dish, the veal chops should be pounded to a thin size, breaded and fried. A splash of lemon finishes them off perfectly. Various chefs prepare Milanese dishes in their own way, of course, and some … More

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Broccoli Bacon Alfredo

Ingredients: 8 oz. multigrain, whole-wheat or spelt spaghetti 1 lb. broccoli florets, chopped 1 c. frozen peas 4 slices bacon 1 stick butter  1 c. heavy cream 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 c. freshly grated Parmesan Pasta cooking water, as needed  2 tbsp. fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, snipped (optional) … More

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Recipe of the Month: Red, White and Blue Pizza

Ingredients: 1 12” pizza base, prebaked 12 oz. hazelnut spread 4 oz. mixed red berries (strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, etc.) 4 oz. mixed dark berries (blackberries, blueberries, etc.) 2.2 oz. melted or shaved white chocolate   Instructions: Distribute hazelnut spread over prebaked pizza base. Place the dark berries on the outside, and … More