The Lucca – Pizza As we speak

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Tony Gemignani, pizza grasp and restaurateur

Twenty-two years in the past, my spouse and I went to Italy for our honeymoon. For the primary time I visited my household in a tiny city within the mountains close to Lucca (known as Gombitelli.)  I had an awesome feeling going there. It was like entering into my grandpa’s farm in California. In entrance of me was his yard in each element: the identical flowers, the lemon tree, the fava beans, the large wine jugs wrapped in straw, the rusty instruments scattered round. My cousins determined there was one factor they needed to serve us for our welcome meal: pizza, after all. It was a skinny and crispy puttanesca fashion mixture of crushed tomatoes, brined black cured olives, garlic and anchovies. Get pleasure from.

TONY GEMIGNANI is one among America’s most influential pizza makers.  Instagram: @capopizza Picture: Tony Gemignani

The Lucca


Recipe kind: pizza


  • 1 9–13-ounce dough ball
  • 2 elements flour blended with 1 half semolina for dusting
  • 10 brine black cured olives, pitted and damaged into items
  • 3 brown oil cured anchovies, lower into items
  • 2-3 entire peeled high quality canned tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • Further virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 6 ounces entire milk mozzarella
  • 1 recent basil leaf, chiffonade
  • Dried oregano for dusting
  1. Mud the dough. Form and stretch utilizing a rolling pin.
  2. Roll out the dough into 14-15 inches in diameter.
  3. Utilizing a pizza wheel, trim the dough to a 12-13-inch spherical. You need to use a pizza display as a template.
  4. Dock the dough.
  5. Subsequent, add mozzarella and place the pizza into the oven.
  6. Prepare dinner till it’s 80 p.c full.
  7. Take away the pizza from the oven and add the crushed tomatoes, garlic, anchovies and olives.
  8. Place pizza again into the oven and end the bake.
  9. Take away when completed baking and lower into desired slices.
  10. End with basil, a dusting of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.



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