Pinsa, An “Ancient” Roman Specialty with Modern Roots

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 10:04
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If you’ve ever heard of (or sampled) the Roman specialty “pinsa”, it was probably accompanied by tales of its ancient origins linked to the Roman empire and rooted in religious rituals or peasant cuisine. Even the name—cleverly similar to “pizza”, yet different—harks back to Latin, and is said to come from the verb pinsère: to stretch or knead. 

Yet, this light and crunchy crust—perfect for simple or more elaborated toppings, including local classics such as Carbonara sau

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