Pizza
Food & wine

All crazy for Sophia

LA SOPHIA LOREN - There are a number of reasons for my choice of ingredients for the Sophia Loren pizza.

by

Johnny Di Francesco

on

1/12/2015

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Is Italian cuisine still really Italian?

The world’s love of Italian food seems to know no bounds and no matter where you travel, you’re likely to find an Italian restaurant. But when it’s a cuisine that has been translated across so many countries and cultures, is Italian cuisine still really Italian?

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A multi-ethnic army in the work force of Australia

Australia is a multi-cultural melting pot, and our ethnic diversity is one of the things I love most about living here. We are a nation of migrants, and as the child of immigrants, I am aware of just how lucky we are in this country. It’s a gift I wouldn’t deny anyone else either – but as an employer I see both the pluses and minuses of immigrants in the workplace.

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The rise of fresh produce in the Australian kitchen

“Fresh produce” has become a buzzword in the last few years, but for a chef, fresh produce is not a trend–it’s our lifeblood. The plated food you serve your customers is only as good as the quality of the produce used in a kitchen. At Gradi Group, one of the most exciting things about the produce we source is that there is a whole lot of Italian culture that goes along with it.

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It's all about sharing

Food is deeply embedded in the history and culture of Italian people.

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How to keep traditions and stay relevant

One of the beauties of Italian culture, is it is so deeply steeped in history. Thousands of years of tradition have made Italy what it is today, and it is this history and tradition that serves as the backbone for the food that I make today.

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