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UNESCO Honors Neapolitan "Pizzaiuoli"

The Neapolitan art of pizza twirling joins UNESCO’s list of “intangible heritage”

Legend has it that during a royal visit in the summer of 1889 the famous Neapolitan pizzaiuolo Raffaele Esposito of the “Pizzeria Brandi” prepared several calzoni and pizzas with different toppings for Queen Margherita. The Queen preferred Esposito’s topping with tomato, basil and mozzarella which from then on has been named for her: “pizza margherita” or “pizza tricolore” for the Italian flag.

di Lucy Gordan

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