what is foccacia;


Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread which may be topped with herbs or other ingredients.

Focaccia is related to pizza, but not considered to be the same.

Foccacia is quite popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and sometimes herbs, and may be topped with onion, cheese and meat, or flavored with a number of vegetables. However, by far the most typical focaccia is simply baked dough topped with olive oil and a simple herb like rosemary or sage

In ancient Rome, “panis focacius was a flat bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace. The word is derived from the Latin focus meaning “centre” and also “fireplace” – the fireplace being in the centre of the house

The basic recipe is thought, by some, to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, but today it is widely associated with Ligurian cuisine.

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