By Michelle Hough
Take some flour, water, yeast, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and a pinch of salt.
Add 15 immigrants from around the world.
Mix them together with a Caritas Roma course…
The fire’s stoked up, the ingredients are ready and for 15 immigrants in Rome, today is exam day.
They’ve gathered at a cooking school in the suburbs of the Eternal City to show what they’ve learned on a 200-hour pizza-making course run by Caritas Roma.
“One of the most difficult things about making a pizza is trying to get it into the centre of the oven,” says Saeed Anwar from Afghanistan. “You have to make sure it doesn’t drop off the spade as you shovel it in. You also have to make sure it doesn’t go too near the edges so it doesn’t get burnt.”
For the exam, students cook not only pizza but also mouth-watering starters such as rice balls, stuffed olives and potato croquettes. Once […]