Christmas Eve and Epiphany. Panis focacius, it is about 2000 years older, than pizza, in ancient Rome it was a flat bread baked on the hearth. Latin word focus is meaning “hearth, place for baking.” The basic recipe is originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, today it is associated with Ligurian cuisine. In American-English, it is sometimes referred to as focaccia bread. The Sicilian-style pizza, and the Roman pizza bianca (white pizza) is a variant of focaccia. Focaccia is used extensively as a sandwich bread outside of Italy.
This chewy, tangy, perfectly oiled flatbread is eaten all over the Italy. Some are square, other round, any form and stuffing. Tasty Pizza Bianca is served with some salumi. Fugassa is made of flour, water and beer, all cooked in olive oil, while Farinata is made of water, olive oil and chick pea flour and cooked in the oven. Sardenaira is from Sanrem and is traditionally flavored with sardines and anchovies while others feature onions, sage and whole olives. The Focaccia al formaggio is from Recco and laced with stracchino cheese. There are also sweet recipes of focaccia containing eggs, honey, raisins, anise, sugar, and lemon or orange peel. This delicious Italian bread can also be found in any parts of the world. In Burgundy, Focaccia is called Foisse or Fouaisse, in other areas of France it is known as Fougasse. In Argentina, it is widely consumed under the name Fugazza. The Spanish call it Hogaza.
Top our special Pizza sour-dough with olive oil seasoned with herbs, add onions, your favorite cheese, home-made sausage or even mushrooms, add some fresh basil as well . You might want to flavor it with a number of vegetables or any your favorite ingredients. Use it as a side to your meals and for the sandwiches. With all the bubbles on top of this healthy delicious greasiness, just make sure of getting only the best treat for yourself!
Now and in Ancient Rome – BREAD is a major staple of not just NUTRITION but LIFE. Focaccia is the stepping stone between the traditional yeasted breads of Ancient Rome and the world’s most popular bread-based meal. Yeasted flat breads are on every table at every meal. Leavened by a wild sourdough starter – paste of FLOUR, WATER, and AIR, it represents Samsara – CREATION, CYCLE of LIFE and DEATH as a part of the process.