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Cross-Cultural Explorations


Cultural Pizza Explorations

Explore the art of pizza making with a cultural twist. This collection of recipes guides you through creating authentic, flavorful pizzas at home, starting from scratch with homemade dough and sauce to exploring Moroccan and Mediterranean flavors.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Ingredients: Tomato paste, warm water, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, honey, anchovy paste (optional), and a blend of spices.
  • Directions: Combine all ingredients, let the sauce sit for 30 minutes, then spread over pizza dough.

Pizza Dough

  • Yields: Two 13-inch pizzas
  • Ingredients: Bread flour, sugar, instant yeast, ice water, olive oil, salt.
  • Directions: Mix flour, sugar, and yeast, then add ice water. After resting, add oil and salt. Knead, refrigerate for 24 hours to 3 days.

Moroccan/Mediterranean Pizza

  • Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, onion, chillies, olives, feta, mozzarella, oregano, mint.
  • Directions: Puree garlic sauce ingredients, top dough with sauce, cheese, and vegetables. Bake at 500°F for 8-10 minutes.


  • Ingredients: Olive oil, fresh mozzarella, basil leaves, homemade pizza sauce.
  • Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease pan, layer with sauce, mozzarella, and basil. Bake until golden.

These recipes offer a way to explore different cultures through the universal love of pizza, combining traditional techniques with global flavors for a delicious culinary adventure.