The origins of pizza recipes have been a topic of debate for years, with the culinary specialty most likely found in a Mediterranean country.
The secret to a successful pizza recipe is a few high-quality ingredients. Photo: Facebook/ Bianco
Although those who love Italian culture will always claim that pizza originated in Naples, thin round breads covered with various other ingredients and spices were also eaten in Babylon, Egypt, the Persian Empire and, also in ancient times, in the Hellenes region.
Italian pizza recipes are the most popular
The Italians, however, apply the same particular rigor to traditional recipes when it comes to pizza. For this reason, the belief that the best pizza is made in Italy has taken root, and the argument is well-founded: few ingredients, regardless of the recipe being cooked and, most importantly, the quality of the ingredients.
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Unfortunately, mass tourism and the amount of pizza consumed every day, worldwide, have influenced these two basic elements of authentic recipes everywhere. Pizzas are garnished with a lot of ingredients, resulting in an overlay of calories, and worst of all, low-quality, cheap, and processed ingredients are used to accentuate certain flavors, including in Italy.
The legendary Chris Bianco, from Phoenix, Arizona. Source: Facebook
So, in search of the perfect pizza, many established culinary critics have unanimously stated, that “the best pizza in the world is found in… Arizona!Even though the state of Arizona is in the US, the pizzeria recommended by food critics is the Italian one, owned by the lovable Chris Bianco.
Best pizza identified in Phoenix, Arizona
The place is called “Pizzeria Bianco” and is located in downtown Phoenix, in the state of Arizona. Chris Bianco’s secret lies in the ingredients used. From the oats to the floured top, to the mozzarella balls made by hand, every morning, according to the original recipe, to the basil leaves that garnish every pizza, all ingredients have clear traceability.
Chris embarked on a truly regional expedition to identify the genuine supplier who could supply every ingredient for him. It even encourages the start of certain businesses that are growing rapidly at this time. The secret, banal, by the way, is “clean” ingredients, free of additives, always fresh.
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It seems hard to believe, but such success is hard to achieve nowadays. Even Chris Bianco has spent years ensuring that every ingredient is grown, bred or produced just right.
Only then was he able to set up several restaurants, using ingredients from his trusted suppliers, which he still visited from time to time to ensure the quality of his products.
Pizzeria Bianco has been declared the best pizza place in the United States by Bon Appétit, Rachael Ray and Andrew Zimmern. Food critic Vogue magazine embarks on an “epic” around the world to find the perfect pizza.
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At the end of his culinary journey he said that “the best pizza in the world is in Arizona, at Bianco’s pizzeria.” This place was also praised by Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey. Streaming platform Netflix recently dedicated entire episodes to Chris Bianco in the seventh season opening of the “Kookie’s Table” series, called “The Chef’s Table: Pizza”.
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