Pizza quattro stagioni

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Pizza quattro stagioni
Pizza Quattro Stagioni.jpg
Place of originItaly
Main ingredientsArtichokes, tomatoes, basil, prosciutto, ham, mushrooms, olives
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] Artichokes represent spring, tomatoes or basil represent summer, mushrooms represent autumn and the ham, prosciutto or olives represent winter.[1][2][3] It is a very popular pizza in Italy,[1] and has been described as a "classic",[4] "famous"[5] and "renowned"[6] Italian pizza. It is a variant of pizza capricciosa.[7]


It is typically prepared using a tomato sauce and cheese.[1][2][3] Pizza quattro stagioni is typically prepared by adding artichokes, tomatoes or basil, mushrooms, and ham, prosciutto or olives to four separate sections of the pizza.[2] Other ingredients may also be used.[8] Fresh-cooked or canned artichoke hearts may be used.[3]

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.[4] Baking it on a pizza stone can also prevent sogginess.[4] It may be finished with olive oil drizzled atop the pizza.[3][2] The pizza can be sliced into wedges or by its four sections.[1][2] Pizza quattro stagioni can be prepared as a vegetarian dish by substituting ham with a vegetarian option.[9]

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  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 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Criscitello, A. (2002). Pizze, focacce e calzoni. Delicatezze in cucina (in Italian). Giunti Demetra. pp. 45–47. ISBN 978-88-440-2518-2. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "La rinascita della pizza Capricciosa". 1 August 2018.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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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