Pizza for the Queen

Pizza for the Queen

Book - 2005
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In 1889 Napoli, Italy, Raffaele Esposito prepares a special pizza for the queen. Based on a true story. Includes a recipe. Raffaele makes the best pizza in all of Napoli. It is so good that even Queen Margherita herself has requested a taste. Raffaele scurries around town to collect the finest ingredients for his pizza, but what will he do when a sneaky cat eats his anchovies? Inspired by the colors of the Italian flag, Raffaele creates a new kind of pizza that delights not only the queen but generations of pizza lovers to come. Nancy Castaldo tells the story of the first pizza Margherita with beautiful acrylic paintings by Melisande Potter. Also included is a recipe for a delizioso pizza.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780823418657
Call Number: CASTALDO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Subjects: Italy -- History -- 1870-1914 -- Juvenile fiction.
Naples (Italy) -- History -- 1860-1945 -- Juvenile fiction.
Pizza -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Potter, Mélisande - Illustrator


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Dec 15, 2014

Charming, informative story that gives plenty of ideas for pizza toppings along the way. We tried the recipe for dough with great success! The only amendments we made were using a pizza stone to bake on directly and dividing the risen dough into three portions for individual pizzas. Enjoy!


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