Month: May 2021

7 Things You Need to Know About Red Pesto

red pesto sauce

Red pesto is a classic Italian sauce that’s been around for hundreds of years. Some even say it has predecessors that go back as far as ancient Rome.

Traditionally, it’s made by hand-crushing sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and Mediterranean sea salt with a pestle and mortar.

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes (Review)

Maldon sea salt flakes (review)

The salt you and I eat today tastes nothing like what our great grandfathers and grandmothers ate. Back then, salt was harvested naturally and consumed pure—free from additives and without excess processing.

Much of the artisan traditions of salt-making have been replaced by mass-production techniques that yield subpar salt at a fat profit margin through cheap labor and corner-cutting. And many of the companies that once prided themselves in making the best salt have disappeared into history.

Happily, a few of these companies still stand. In this post, I’m going to tell you about one of them called Maldon, which makes sea salt flakes so tender, they taste like the sea and melt in your mouth like snow.

Does Frozen Pizza Dough Need to Rise?

Pizza dough

When you’re craving homemade pizza but don’t want to make dough from scratch, you can save yourself the mess of mixing and kneading by buying frozen pizza dough from the store.

Should you let it rise before baking?

The labels on most frozen doughs are surprisingly vague about this. I guess most brands haven’t thought about what happens after you’ve taken their products off the freezer shelves.