Buki and her friend learn how to make Roman pizza from an Italian chef, including baking it in the wood oven. Which pizza does the chef think is best? And what does her family think? Having put on her apron and hat, Buki discovers what's special about Roman pizza, and the ingredients used. She and her friend make their own pizzas using flour, yeast, salt, olive oil and water, with cheese, tomatoes, eggs and olives for the topping. Chef and family taste the results. Presented in Italian with graphics in Italian and narrated in English.

This clip is from:
Being Italian
First broadcast:
8 February 2010

This clip could be used to introduce the topic of food in a cross-curricular way, linking Italian, Design and Technology (preparing food and teaching cooking skills), Healthy Eating, Numeracy and Literacy.

Teachers could initiate a discussion about what typical food originates from the countries represented in the class and then move on to talking about the typical foods of Italy. The teacher can provide children with food items before watching the clip and ask children to prepare their cooking space, placing all items in the order that they are named in the clip.

Children will then check with peers and teacher and discuss the process of making pizza using a recipe and measuring quantities. Children can also practise vocabulary and sentences by asking and providing each other with the toppings they like, using the question ‘what would you like on your pizza?’, ‘Cosa vuoi sulla pizza?’