Wherever you choose to eat, at home or at a Pizzeria Locale, remember that Neapolitan pizza is best enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the oven. Remember that the crispy charring you see on the edges of your pizza is actually a hallmark of the Neapolitan style, and… buon appetito!
Those small red peppers you see in the pizzerias come from the Calabria region of Italy, south of Naples, and you can almost taste the sun and warmth that nurtured it. It’s the Calabrian chili pepper, commonly used in Italian cuisine—and one of the stars of our show here as a topping for the build-your-own pizzas at Pizzeria Locale. It’s also the main ingredient in our Calabrian Chili oil and the spicy chicken marinade.
This month, the Pizzeria Locale Community Pizza Box Series is spot lighting Envision:You, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting members of the state’s LGBTQ+ community living with a mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder.
Pepperoni is essentially an American version of salami, something close to what Italians might call salame piccante, a generic term that means “spicy salami.” It’s made from beef and cured pork mixed together and then seasoned with a blend that usually includes paprika, garlic, black pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, mustard seed, and fennel seed.