Making a Pizza in Italy

Tonight we went to the restaurant Il Teatro to learn how to make our own pizzas!  Now, I know I am going to catch a little heat for saying this, but I have not been very impressed with the pizza here so far.  The crust is very thin; there is typically only a little bit of sauce; and the sauce, cheese, and toppings are likely to slide right off as you put the pizza in your mouth.  Maria’s mom says you have to go to Naples to get good pizza!

But that all changed tonight!  Il Teatro hosted a pizza making evening for our students, and chef Alessandro taught us how to make our own pizza!  It was SO good.  We spread out the dough, put some sauce on it, and piled it high with toppings of our choice.  We also slid the pizzas into the oven, turned them halfway, and pulled them out when the sauce just began to bubble.  The pizzas were only in the oven for about 5 minutes.  I put a little more cheese on my pizza, and I think it made a big difference.  

Here’s Kevin, Thomas, and Jacob preparing their dough, spreading the sauce, and putting on some mozzarella.

Putting on some toppings…

Thomas sliding his pizza into the oven.

The finished pizza!

Nicholas, Seth, and Kevin work on their pizza dough as Isabel looks on.

Nicholas pulls his pizza out of the oven!

Nicholas’ finished product!

Kevin Hamilton’s beautiful pizza!

Mary, Maria, and Mary work on their dough!

Even I got a turn…

Alessandro was a lot of fun!  Alessandro makes about 120 pizzas per day on average!  The best part was eating our work!


One Response to “Making a Pizza in Italy”

  1. Tim Says:

    Mangia! Mangia!

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