On the Rise: The Best Bakeries from Italy's Top Pizza Chefs

| Tue, 04/26/2022 - 04:24

Just like the age-old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, one could ask the same of bread or pizza.  

A type of flatbread resembling focaccia, or pita, is said to have predated the rising of proper loaves — but in many Italian regional traditions, the local take on pizza was born when housewives and bakers decided not to waste the heat from their wood-fired ovens.

In the last few decades, most notably in Campania (where the pizza tradition reigns

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