|Monday, 15 October 2012 03:50|
Italy’s most famous culinary export.IT prides itself as the birthplace of the pizza and the global benchmark for
So when Naples heard this week that the latest edition of Italy's most respected restaurant guide had nominated a pizzeria in faraway, foggy Verona as the best in the country, there was spluttering outrage.Worse than that, not a single one of Naples' estimated 2,000 pizzerias had made it into the 2013 edition of Gambero Rosso, Italy’s 'bible' for foodies.
Indignant "pizzaioli", as pizza makers are known, staged noisy demonstrations in some of Naples' most famous pizzerias to rail against what they saw as an injustice and a humiliation.
Francesco Borrelli, a Neapolitan politician, went further – it was, he said, no less than an example of "culinary racism".
- Christian Science Monitor