If learning Italian were as common as ordering a pizza, then the Italian language would have the largest number of speakers in the world. In the U.S., as well as in many other countries, pizza is the number one most popular food. Whether it's a classic margherita or marinara pizza in Italy, a vegetarian with Japanese eggplant pizza at California Pizza Kitchen, or a strawberry pecan dessert pizza, there's a pizza for every taste, and a pizza for every market segment. In fact, pizza is so popular nowadays that there are even pizza tours to Italy.
La Vera Pizza Napoletana Of course, there's no better place to enjoy pizza than Naples, home of "la vera pizza napoletana" (the real Neapolitan pizza). It's difficult to resist the warm, enticing aroma of a perfect pizza with a crisp crust topped with creamy mozzarella and juicy tomatoes, the kind made by a multitude of neighborhood establishments. In fact, there's even an no profit organization, the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, that has established rules and regulations regarding the ingredients, preparation, and cooking methods associated with pizza, and is dedicated to upholding and preserving pizza-making traditions. The association organizes an annual event called the Pizzafest to promote "la verace pizza napoletana artigianale"
Wednesday 30 April 2008