Co-op Irresistible pizzas are made using an authentic Italian ‘mother dough’ called Arturo handed down through the generations. Meet the Italian family behind the recipe.
In Italy, where food is everything, families give their ‘mother doughs’ a name. “Ours dough is called Arturo,’ says chef Gianna Greco, who lives and works in Lecce, Southern Italy, ‘to remember an old uncle of my mother’s who lived far away.”
When a little of the mixture is taken to make bread or pizza, the remaining piece is ‘fed’ more flour and water to keep it alive. In this way, the family have passed Arturo down from mother to daughter for more than 70 years.