Grilling season is here and it is time to explore Italian grilling with authentic ingredients from local markets and producers.
A perfect summer dish is pizza cooked on the grill, giving the crust a slight char and a hint of smokiness. A warm weather meal with any topping imaginable.
An unseasonably cold spring has turned into a hot, sticky summer seemingly overnight. Scarves and jackets quickly turned into flowing dresses and open-toed shoes as we attempt to navigate the new normal.
We all can appreciate lots of things about summer. Afternoon thunderstorms, lazy days by the pool or at the beach, and many gatherings centered around grilling in the cooling evening.
We are inspired by the high quality of various Italian products available locally to create something perfect for a summer meal cooked on the grill–pizza. You may or may not be familiar with this technique of cooking pizza. This is the closest method to cooking in a pizza oven. The flames give the crust a nice slightly charred texture and a hint of smokiness. A grill can reach temperatures that many ovens cannot, in excess of 500 degrees. That creates the perfect conditions for a well cooked crust, which is what makes pizza, pizza.