Luca marchiori tells you everything you ever wanted to know about italy’s most famous food pizza _ the independent

it’s a truth quickly discovered by visitors to Italy that the country has no national cuisine. Egg and avocado breakfast recipes Italian food is very regional, with the availability of internationally famous dishes usually limited to their place of origin (some, such as spaghetti Bolognese, aren’t even Italian). Avocado and egg diabetes As a rule, Italians prefer to eat their native region’s cuisine at home, only enjoying specialities from other areas while travelling.

There is, however, one notable exception. Baked avocado egg rolls There is one dish that has managed to transcend the many internal borders of the nation and to take on the status of a cultural icon. Avocado and baked egg It’s the dish which you are likely to find in every town, village, and hamlet up and down the Italian peninsula. Avocado and egg baked It is, of course, pizza.

Italians are crazy for pizza, and why not? The basic combination of cheese and tomato results in the classic umami taste we’re so fond of. Avocado and egg face mask The wood-fired oven, considered essential for cooking the perfect pizza, is traditional in most Italian regions. Breakfast with avocado and eggs Despite Italy being a country of only 60 million people, an estimated 56 million pizzas are eaten every week!

In the last sixty years or so, for most Italians pizza has become a Sunday evening ritual. Avocado and egg mask It’s the time when you can leave the house, give the kitchen a rest and try to forget that the weekend is almost over. Egg and avocado salad I wouldn’t advise turning up at any pizzeria on a Sunday night without a reservation.

In the small Tuscan village where I live, the local bar becomes a pizzeria every weekend. Egg in avocado weight loss On Sunday night the large restaurant area, dark for the rest of the week, becomes a stage for people to recount the dramas of the past seven days to their friends and families. How to make baked avocado and egg If the village football team have won, they’ll be there celebrating and toasting the coach for permitting them a cheese-topped indulgence. How to make avocado and egg Even the parish priest makes an appearance, relaxing after his busy day.

New research has revealed that children across the UK just aren’t stepping up to the plate when it comes to simple facts about the food they eat – with almost half of children under eight not knowing that eggs come from chickens

To encourage more people to cook and eat together, IKEA has launched The Dining Club in Shoreditch – a fully immersive ‘Do-It-Yourself’ restaurant – which will open its doors from 10 – 25 September 2016. Avocado and egg blood sugar Members of the public can book to host a brunch, lunch or dinner party for up to 20 friends and family. Avocado and poached egg on toast Supported by their very own sous chef and maître de, the host and their guests will orchestrate an intimate dining experience where cooking together is celebrated and eating together is inspirational

Gatwick Airport has teamed up with London dim sum restaurant Ping Pong to create a limited edition menu with a distinctly British twist; including a Full English Bao and Beef Wellington Puff, to celebrate the launch of the airport’s new route to Hong Kong

To celebrate the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, photographers share tips on how to create an award winning food photography using the full-frame, palm-sized interchangeable lens Sony α7R II camera. Avocado and poached egg recipes A series of stunning food photography images capture the exquisite, mouth-watering detail of the dinner table close up. Avocado and egg breakfast recipe Tapping into the growing trend of food photography, renowned food photographer Hugh Johnson has shared his step-by-step guide to capturing incredible gastronomic imagery. Avocado and egg recipes buzzfeed Winning and shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at Somerset House from 22 April – 8 May

Unique pizza art has been created by Zizzi in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Recipe for baked avocado and egg The pizza features the queen in an iconic pose illustrated with fresh and tasty Italian ingredients on a backdrop of the Union Jack

Blue potatoes, once a staple part of British potato crops, are back on the menu thanks to a Cambridge scientist turned-organic farmer and Farmdrop, an online marketplace that lets people buy direct from local farms. Avocado and egg breakfast pizza Cambridge PhD graduate-turned farmer, Adrian Izzard has used traditional growing techniques at Wild Country Organics to produce the colourful spuds, packed with healthy cell-protecting anthocyanin, which had previously disappeared from UK plates when post-war farmers were pushed towards higher-yielding varieties

France is planning to usurp Scotland’s reputation as the home of the world’s best whisky, fired by a growing national obsession with the drink. Avocado and egg in oven According to a study by retail consultants Bonial, the French drink more whisky than any other country – an average of 2.15 litres a year, compared to 1.8 litres in second-placed Uruguay and the US in third on 1.4 litres

The London Contemporary Orchestra prepares for one of a kind performance in iconic St Luke’s in Old Street. Healthy egg and avocado breakfast After unique collaboration with Cadbury Dairy Milk they’ve produced an incredible multi-sensory live event, which will go ahead on 23 February, pairing the sound music with the taste of chocolate (the event is free to the public!)

The Cadbury Creme Egg cafe has opened on Greek Street in Soho, London and it welcomes everyone on the weekends, until 6 March 2016. Avocado and boiled egg breakfast The menu offers most delicious creme egg toasties and cakes and you may want to jump in to the ball pool for some more fun (available for children and adults!)

The inventor of the Cronut – a croissant and doughnut hybrid – is set to launch his first bakery in London. Avocado and egg breakfast sandwich Dominique Ansel announced that his eponymous bakery will open at some point in 2016 on Instagram by posting an image of one of his famous pastries decorated with a Union Jack flag. Avocado and egg The chef said he was “thrilled” about his new venture

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so many of us do as we are told and grab a bowl of cereal before we head out the door. Avocado and egg in microwave But an expert has warned that while many cereals boxes claim their contents are the perfect start to the day, many are packed full of sugar and carbohydrates with little nutritional value. Avocado and egg yolk face mask Even some seemingly-health muesli cereals have a lot of added sugar in the form of honey, malt, molasses, dried fruit or “even fruit juice”

For guests seeking a dining experience with a twist, Alton Towers Resort launches the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant, brand new and opening in May 2016. Avocado and egg breakfast The new restaurant is set below a vast rollercoaster track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8m/26ft down the tornado spiral to their table. Baked avocado and egg recipes To ensure that the menu is up to the challenge, each of the dishes will be put through its paces at the Resort’s extensive test centre to guarantee that each one can withstand the force

After Bradford was named the Curry Capital of Britain for the fifth year running, a map has been released showing which regions of Britain enjoy a spicy curry and which prefer the milder variants. Egg and avocado sandwich recipes According to the map developed by Hari Ghotra, Kent, Essex, West Yorkshire and Lancashire are the heat-handling kings of Britain, while Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all prefer milder curries. Avocado egg and bacon The data was collected by monitoring the location of social media posts that mentioned names of curries. Avocado and egg on toast healthy These were then given a spice rating and were then collated to give each area a score out of 1000

Victorians threw cold water over themselves, Native Americans licked their own sweat and Ancient Egyptians would cast spells on their beer. Avocado and egg health benefits These days, the office barfly is more likely to be seen sipping an Alka-Seltzer the day after the night before. Baked avocado and egg breakfast But the hangover-treatment industry is now reported to be worth billions, so it’s no wonder everyone from big pharma to quirky hipster start-ups are inventing new and enticing ways to cash in on the painful headaches and slumps in productivity – starting by preventing hangovers in the first place. How to use avocado and egg for hair One of the latest miracle cures to hit the shelves in 2015 is salami. Avocado egg oven recipe Serious Pig, a Peckham-based craft meat business, has developed what it calls “the world’s first hangover- preventing meat treat”

Search where you will in the most exclusive cheese shops in France and you will no longer find a bleu de Termignon, a vacherin d’Abondance or a galette des Monts-d’Or. Avocado egg and oil hair treatment They are among 50 species of French cheese to have vanished in the past four decades. Vegemite avocado and egg The survival of French cheese made in the traditional manner with lait cru or raw, unpasteurised milk, is threatened by the “bacteriological correctness” of European and national food safety regulation

We are living through a new era of creative, non-alcoholic drinks that go way beyond a coke or sweet mocktail. Avocado and egg dinner The world is becoming more health conscious. Avocado and scrambled egg recipes There’s the war on sugar, and teetotalism is on the rise, with more than one in five not drinking at all (especially young adults), according to The National Statistics for Adult Drinking Habits. Avocado and egg yolk hair mask This abstinence is even more pronounced in London, with almost one in three turning away from alcohol. Avocado egg boat recipe An increasing number of mixologists are applying their talents to the creation of non-alcoholic drinks that taste as good as their boozy alternatives

Suntory’s chief blender Mr. Baked egg and avocado Fukuyo San blends component whiskies to create Suntory Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve, a blend of young and old single malts. Egg and avocado recipes for breakfast Japan’s warm climate and varied seasons makes it perfect environment to age and blend whiskies, creating subtle, refined and complex expressions.The recent trend for Japanese whisky has put the spirit on the verge of a global shortage

Michelin starred chef, Simon Rogan in action cooking a menu inspired by the provenance ingredients in the new Chef’s Signature range from Kettle Chips. Poached egg and avocado on toast Kettle Chips, the nation’s favourite premium crisp brand, has launched the new range of crisps with exciting new seasonings, made with the highest quality food ingredients rather than chemicals or artificial flavours

Britain’s avocado coulovers are facing a significant increase in the cost of their favourite salad food because the so-called superfood is becoming too popular. Avocado and egg hair treatment High demand from health-conscious consumers has led Peru to triple its avocado exports since 2010, with exports to the UK up 58% over the past year

Burger King could become the first fast food chain to sell alcohol in its UK restaurants. Avocado and egg sandwich recipes The popular eatery plans to sell American beers in plastic bottles from this month onwards. Avocado and egg breakfast recipes The beverages are only to be consumed on restaurant premises

Guinness is set to become vegan friendly for the first time in its 256-year history, as the company announced its plan to stop using fish bladders in its filters

Salmon that ends up on the dinner table may not be salmon at all, a study has suggested. Avocado egg yolk honey hair mask The problem of salmon mislabelling has become an increasing issue in the US in the winter months, according to American research published by Oceana. Baked avocado with egg in the middle The findings show that 43 per cent of the salmon tested was mislabelled – the most common instance of this being when farmed Atlantic salmon was sold as wild salmon

Fast-food chain McDonald’s is throwing its hat into the UK’s gourmet burger ring after launching its Signature Collection. Avocado and egg sandwich healthy The premium burgers, which feature the restaurant’s thickest ever beef patty made from 100 per cent British and Irish beef, were made available in 28 restaurants in London and the South

Ingredients, a new book co-created by photographer Dwight Eschliman and food writer Steve Ettlinger distils 25 products, including popcorn, Red Bull and chicken soup, focusing on 75 of the most common food additives and revealing what each one looks like, where it comes from and why it is used. Salad with avocado and egg McDonald’s chicken nuggets were found to contain 40 different ingredients. Avocado and egg calories These included dextrose, a sugar also used by shoe makers to make leather more pliable, and corn starch, used for thickening food as well as also being a substitute for petrol

Dark beers are more suited to cold months, so the thinking goes, but in one part of the world they’re always popular. Egg in avocado recipe pinterest “Lots of breweries in New Zealand have got stouts and porters among their best sellers,” says Stu McKinlay, one half of the duo behind Wellington brewing company Yeastie Boys. Egg and avocado toast McKinlay recently swapped Wellington for west Kent in order to launch Yeastie Boys in the UK, and he’s joined forces with four other breweries (8 Wired, Renaissance, Three Boys, Tuatara) as part of the New Zealand Craft Beer Collective, to promote his country’s finest over here

A recent WHO report warning that processed and red meats can cause cancer may have left you thinking a little harder about whether to pick up that bacon butty for breakfast or ditch a beef-filled Bolognese for dinner – but how worried should we be? The review of 800 studies for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) prompted global health experts to cast processed meats – including bacon, ham and sausages – into the ominous-sounding list of group 1 carcinogens, where they joined formaldehyde, gamma radiation and cigarettes. Egg and avocado for breakfast Eating just a 50g portion of processed meat – or two rashers of bacon – a day increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent, the experts concluded

Devon, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Somerset offer the best fish and chips in the UK, according to the 2016 National Fish and Chip Awards. Avocado deviled eggs recipe paleo Selected from a shortlist of 10 semi-finalists, Hanbury’s Famous Fish and Chips in Babbacombe, Devon; No 1 Cromer in Cromer, Norfolk; Papa’s Fish and Chips in Willerby, East Yorkshire; The Scallop Shell in Bath, Somerset; and Trenchers Restaurant in Whitby, North Yorkshire have been declared the best restaurants serving the traditional English dish

There are two common ways of serving pizza. Avocado and egg salad recipe The first is as pizza al taglio (sliced pizza). Avocado and egg microwave Eaten as street food, this tends to be rectangular with a thicker base to facilitate eating on the move. Avocado and egg hair mask The second is more familiar; round pizzas are served in restaurants with a much thinner and usually floppy base. Avocado and egg diet People eat these with a knife and fork, but it’s also considered acceptable to cut it into triangular slices and use your hands. Poached egg and avocado It’s worth noting that in Naples, round pizzas are sometimes folded in half and half again, wrapped in a paper napkin and eaten like a sandwich.

Even though the pizza has been appropriated as a national dish, Italians being Italians, they can’t resist putting their local twist on pizzas, so wherever you go you’ll find pizzas with local toppings. Baked avocado egg microwave Almost all pizzerias serve margherita and quattro formaggi (four cheeses), but many of the other familiar pizzas such as quattro stagioni (four seasons), capricciosa (ham, mushroom and artichoke) and peperoni are not on the menu (it’s worth noting that peperoni actually means peppers of the red, yellow and green variety in Italian; the sausage would be called salamino). Avocado and egg breakfast ideas My local bar-pizzeria proudly serves 100 types of pizza, each named after a local hamlet or village, but you can ask for whatever you want.

There’s also pizza bianca, literally white pizza, which in Rome refers to a pizza base cooked without toppings. Avocado and egg salad sandwich In other parts of Italy this can mean a pizza without tomato sauce – a common Tuscan pizza variety replaces tomato sauce with truffle sauce for a totally indulgent experience.

The final variation on the pizza is the calzone, which is a pizza folded in half and cooked rather like a large Cornish pasty. Avocado and egg treatment for the hair I recently had a pizza which was like a pizza-calzone hybrid; half had been folded and the other half not.

Surprisingly, most Italians will drink beer with pizza instead of wine and, as in many parts of Europe, there’s now a renewed interest in artisan beer and a trend for microbreweries. Avocado egg and olive oil hair mask Which all goes to make Sunday nights extra special.

Luca Marchiori is a food writer, recipe developer, and chef-at-home based in eastern Tuscany. Avocado and egg for breakfast His blog, Chestnuts and Truffles, is all about discovering authentic Italian food and sharing the recipes he learnt as a child.