This foolproof dough recipe makes enough for three 1-lb pizzas. (A typical recipe calls for one pound.) Wrap the leftover dough balls in plastic and freeze for up to three months. You can substitute spelt flour, a lower-glycemic alternative, for the total combined amount of flour and wheat germ.
Italian food is often marked by the simplicity of recipes, depth of flavors, and no-fuss presentation. So make some fresh salads, simple sandwiches, and delectable desserts and head to your favorite picnic spot to indulge in what Italians refer to as “il dolce far niente,” the sweetness of doing nothing.
Another of my mother's recipes from Feast, A Tribal Cookbook, this dish can be made for lots of people, and with lots of people helping mix the filling and stuff the shells. It's what my mom makes for parties and potlucks. I've altered her recipe slightly, but I think it's still just as delicious."--Sarah Carey
This is a great pickled "vegetable" to keep in the fridge for sandwiches and salads. The recipe can be halved if desired.Excerpted from Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn, to be published by Artisan Books on March 19, 2013. Photographs by Jonathan Lovekin.