Big Zuu’s revealing Zizzi’s secret recipes.

Dylan Mitchell - Creative Copywriter - tastecard


Dylan Mitchell

Big Zuu cooking at Zizzi

Ever wondered what goes into Zizzi's incredible Italian dishes? Well, double Bafta award-winning rapper-turned-TV-chef Big Zuu has teamed up with Zizzi to reveal a few secret recipes for the first time ever… and he’s also created his own unique and exclusive pizza, Big Zuu's Zillionaire Rustica.

Read on to find out more.

What Zizzi recipes has Big Zuu been cooking?

Big Zuu – real name Zuhair Hassan – is a London-based rapper, songwriter, and Grime MC, but he also knows his way around the kitchen. You might also recognise him for him from his BAFTA award-winning comical cooking series Big Zuu's Big Eats, where he shares his self-taught chef skills and cooks up some seriously delicious dishes. 

Self-taught or not, there's no denying his kitchen skills, and after a few tips from Zizzi's chefs, Big Zuu's tweaked his Italian cooking skills from just stretching and tossing dough to finessing the finest Mediterranean flavours in a seven-part cooking series.

He'll be revealing how to create classic Zizzi dishes, including starters, main courses, desserts, and cocktails. We're talking Cheesy Chilli Garlic Bread, King Prawn Spiedini, Calzone Pollo Spinaci, Cassareccia Pollo Piccante, Banana Waffle, and Zillionaire's Slice, all washed down with a splendid Strawberry Spritz. Make sure you catch the series on Zizzi's YouTube channel!

But he's not just sharing Zizzi's recipes, he's also created his very-own pizza, the Big Zuu's Zillionaire Rustica, and you can try it at all of their restaurants. FYI – it's good… real good.

What's on Big Zuu's Zillionaire Rustica Pizza?

Straight from the mouth of its creator, Big Zuu's got bold words for his dish...

"I have to say I've never tasted a pizza quite like the Big Zuu Zillionaire Rustica – a Zuu-based pizza packed full of all my favourite flavours."

So, what's actually on it? Big Zuu's Zillionaire Rustica is a pizza of two halves, packed full of personality and fresh, colourful, veggie-friendly ingredients. One side's creamy – sprinkled with spring onions, mozzarella, balsamic onions, and goat's cheese sat atop a white base. The other's spicy – spinach, fiery flame-roasted peppers, roquito peppers, harissa, spring onions, rocket, and mozzarella on a tomato base. It's the best of both worlds, and you've got to try it. 

Head to Zizzi’s site to follow Big Zuu’s Zillionaire Rustica recipe step by step.  

Head to your local Zizzi to try Big Zuu's Zillionaire Rustica Pizza.

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