Neapolitan Pizza Day
Seattle Metropolitan
Posted by: Kathryn Robinson on Jun 24, 2009

Today, seven Seattle pizzerias (including the Tutta Bellas, the Via Tribunalis, Pizzeria Pulcinella, and Ristorante Picolinos) are about to become certifiably delicious by the magic wand of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. That's a troop of pizzaphiles from Naples who claim the final word on pizza authenticity - and have the trademark to prove it.
But who are they? Turns out the AVPN is a fraternity of Neapolitan pizzerias, complete with sign-up fees of $700 for participating restaurants, and annual costs to remain in the club, provided your pizza hews to the Italian standard. When the AVNP visited NYC in 2002, New Yorkers (who argue that their pizza is actually the standard of the great American snack) didn't buy it. Forbes.com reported that only one New York pizzeria actually forked over the dough to join the organization.
So they're giving Seattle a shot, having roped Mayor Nickels and State Senator Ed Murray in on the action, with welcoming ceremonies at the Space Needle this morning and official mayoral proclamation of this as VPN week.
And tonight: The Big Night for Abruzzo fundraiser, in which more than 45 participating restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to victims of the l'Aquila earthquake that devastated central Italy earlier this spring.
Go feel good about devouring pasta and pizza (certified and otherwise) at a bunch of participating restaurants, including Il Terrazzo Carmine, La Rustica, La Vita e Bella, The Pink Door, and dozens more.
Monday 29 June 2009

AVPN Approved Suppliers


Latteria Sorrentina
Manna Forni
MIRA SUD
Caputo
Valoriani
Polselli
Euroiovine
Inpact
Perteghella
Grassi
Mecnosud
Cediform
Ponticorvo
Marra Forni
La Fiammante
Authentico
Acunto Ovens
Molino Iaquone
Dalla Giovanna
Il Faggetto SITTA
La Valle
Marana Forni
Solania
Ferrara Forni
Olitalia
Agugiaro - 5 Stagioni
Denti Flours
Spigadoro
Di Vicino Forni
Molino Quaglia
Pasini
Cirio
Gerardo Di Nola
 Del Prete Legnami
TERRAVIVA
Ciao Pomodoro
Meking
Molini Bongiovanni
Molino Piantoni
Gargiulo
Cosma
Esmach
Gimetal
Pizzastyle
 
 
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