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“As a child growing up in Salerno on the Amalfi Coast, my family had a tradition to prepare and eat pizza at least once a week. My mother would prepare and knead the pizza dough by hand. Then add homemade tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, freshly picked basil, oregano and olive oil.
I recall the magic of the colors that would slowly change as I watched the mozzarella cheese melt in the oven; the fresh aromas dancing in the air and the joy of the first bite shared with family and friends. Sometimes in addition to mozzarella and tomato sauce we would add ham, mushrooms, artichokes and vegetables for an even more substantial variation. Occasionally, we would also eat stuffed calzones and from the very first bite was a feast of flavor and color.

Summer holidays were typically spent visiting my aunt in Emilia Romagna, located in Northern Italy. Customary upon my arrival was to immediately visit the local Piadina street vendor and eat a delicious Piadina, the traditional, handmade Italian flat bread considered the national dish of the region. It was made fresh to be eaten alone or stuffed with soft cheese, arugula, prosciutto, sausage, herbs, or whatever we liked. I vividly recall the cheerful women, hand making and rolling out these white circles of dough; the aromas of the golden Piadinas hot off the stone; the indescribable joy we experienced, and of course the pleasure of eating them while still warm. Indeed, a treat I shall never forget.

Piad’Amore originates from these fond memories by bringing the Piada to America with the best flavors that Italy and the Mediterranean have to offer. Piada is a simple and special recipe that consists of flour, water and olive oil then filled with quality products imported from Italy.

Besides our Piadas, we also provide hot items like calzones, PIADApazzas and PIADAburgers all containing up to 50% fewer carbohydrates and calories compared to similar items. Quality flavors and ingredients combine from Italy and the Mediterranean, boasting items like fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Prosciutto di Parma, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan cheese, Bresaola, and candied oranges from Sicily for example.”

Antonio Pagano
Piad’Amore LLC Founder and CEO

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