Happy 4th of July! Have another Hot Dog…

It’s the traditional thing to eat on the U.S. Inde- pendence Day holiday: The all-American Hot Dog. I’ve got a few DOs and DON’Ts for you that will make your holiday Frankfurters even better than before and celebrate the wondrous spectrum of cultures that have melded into the North American Mosaic.

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Pizza Lore: The Origins of Modern Pizza

Pizza Margarita DiFrancesco - © 400 gradi

This one is dear to my heart… Turns out that the one true ancestor of the Modern Pizza is my namesake – the simple, elegant, flavourful Pizza Margarita featuring Tomatoes, Mozzarella and Fresh Basil! And the story behind why is a really good one, linking me – however tenuously – to royalty!

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