Pizza quattro stagioni

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Pizza quattro stagioni
A vegetarian four seasons (quattro stagioni) pizza in Kunming, Yunnan, China

Pizza quattro stagioni (four seasons pizza) is a variety of pizza in Italian cuisine that is prepared in four sections with diverse ingredients, with each section representing one season of the year.[1] It is a very popular pizza in Italy,[1] and has been described as a "classic",[2] "famous"[3] and "renowned"[4] Italian pizza.

Preparation[edit]

Pizza quattro stagioni is typically prepared using artichokes, tomatoes or basil, mushrooms and ham or prosciutto, or olives.[5] The artichokes represent spring, tomatoes or basil represent summer, mushrooms represent autumn and the ham or olives represent winter.[1][5][6] Other ingredients may also be used.[7] It is typically prepared using a tomato sauce and cheese.[1][5][6] Fresh-cooked or canned artichoke hearts may be used.[6]

Some of the topping ingredients can first be dried in an oven to reduce their moisture, which prevents the pizza from being soggy when finished.[2] Baking it on a pizza stone can also prevent sogginess.[2] It may be finished with olive oil drizzled atop the pizza.[6][5] The pizza can be sliced into wedges or by its four sections.[1][5] Pizza quattro stagioni can be prepared as a vegetarian dish.[8]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Galli, F. (2001). The Il Fornaio Baking Book: Sweet and Savory Recipes from the Italian Kitchen. Chronicle Books. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8118-3297-7. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Rathbun, A.J.; Holt, J. (2010). Double Take: One Fabulous Recipe, Two Finished Dishes, Feeding Vegetarians and Omnivores Together. Non Series. Harvard Common Press. pp. 146–147. ISBN 978-1-55832-424-4. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ Criscitello, A. (2002). Pizze, focacce e calzoni. Delicatezze in cucina. Giunti Demetra. pp. 45–47. ISBN 978-88-440-2518-2. Retrieved May 21, 2016.  (in Italian)
  4. ^ Moliterno, G. (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture. Taylor & Francis. p. 625. ISBN 978-1-134-75876-0. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Gemignani, T.; Morgan, D.; Peterson, S. (2012). Pizza: More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza. Chronicle Books. pp. 43–44. ISBN 978-1-4521-1276-3. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d Gresser, R. (2014). Kitchen Workshop-Pizza: Hands-on Cooking Lessons for Making Amazing Pizza at Home. Kitchen Workshop. Quarry Books. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-1-59253-883-6. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  7. ^ Reinhart, P. (2010). American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. pp. 175–176. ISBN 978-1-60774-090-2. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Marcangelo, J.; Birch, C. (1984). Italian Vegetarian Cooking. Inner Traditions/Bear. p. 84. ISBN 978-0-89281-343-8. Retrieved May 21, 2016. 

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