Mission in Nevada for the True Neapolitan Pizza

For the first time the wood-fired ovens reach the Pizza Expo in Las Vegas

The American trade show and the AVPN celebrate their thirtieth birthday.
Mozzeria, a pizzeria in San Francisco for deaf people becomes a member of the AVPN.
In 1984 the Pizza Expo was born in Las Vegas. A great trade show for a dish that at the time was booming in the United States

a boom that continues today. In that same 1984 a group of Neapolitan pizza makers decided to create an association, and notarizing the recipe of the true Neapolitan Pizza which, of course, must be cooked in a wood-fired oven. Two paths that will cross this year, because for the first time the AVPN, the True Neapolitan Pizza Association will bring at the Nevada trade show the wood-fired ovens to prepare the pizza according to tradition.

This is one of the most awaited news of the event which will take place from March 25 to 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the most important companies of the American pizza industry will meet and where also AVPN will get together the 80 pizzerias members in the United States, led by the president of the U.S. Delegation Peppe Miele.

"It will be a special occasion – explains Antonio Pace, President of the Avpn - because we will be able to demonstrate practically to all the operators how to prepare the Neapolitan pizza by using the wood-fired oven. This operation is culturally strong, especially in a country as big as the U.S. where the pizza is popular but in most cases it is prepared differently from the traditional recipe. " In previous years, in fact, the AVPN attended the trade show with its own booth, but never prepared pizzas, just because they couldn’t fit up a wood-fired oven. “This year – adds Stefano Auricchio General Director of AVPN – we were able to explain to the organizers that having a wood-fired oven for the trade show is just a cultural necessity, so they gave us the go-ahead”.

The American journey of the AVPN’s directive will be also attended by the Vice-President Vicar Massimo Di Porzio and Vice president of VPN Americas Joe Fugere. During this Journey four American restaurants will receive the official certification. One of them is Mozzeria, a restaurant in San Francisco specializing in welcoming deaf people. There, Russell Stein and his wife Melody, both deaf, equipped each table with tablets to allow their customers to order pizzas that are obviously prepared according to tradition and cooked in a wood-fired oven.

This will be a very special year with the two wood-fired ovens made ??available by Acunto and Ferrara, who will be in the large booth of the Avpn, where will not churn out just pizzas. On 25 and 26 March, in fact, a series of seminars will be held on the theme "Discovering the True Neapolitan Pizza" where the Neapolitan masters will show all processes, from the mixing and rising, to the ingredients, the dough manipulation, and baking.

  But the trade show in Las Vegas will also be a showcase for the production chain. The True Neapolitan Pizza Association will in fact be accompanied by a group of partners and the booth of AVPN will be an extraordinary showcase for them. From the Vesuvius piennolo cherry tomatoes "Casa Barone", to the innovative pizza boxes by "Impact", to the wood-fired ovens of "Gianni Acunto" and "Stefano Ferrara." A showcase made ??possible thanks to the presence of the most famous brands such as the producers of flour Caputo, Le 5 Stagioni, Molino Pasini, Polselli, and Ciao the peeled tomatoes, Ferrarelle, Gi.Metal accessories for pizzerias.

Monday 24 March 2014

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