The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is an annual event primed to celebrate Italy’s incredibly
varied regional cuisine and food traditions with a wide array of events promoting culinary culture
and flavours to millions of consumers worldwide.
First time in New Zealand, organized by the Italian embassy in Wellington, which involved more then 30 restaurants in New Zealand ( Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington ) and hoping lots more next year.
I was personally very happy to be part of it especially because The week of Italian cuisine in the world it also included the candidacy of the Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli as UNESCO Intangible Heritage ( PIZZAUNESCO ) and my GIROPIZZA event at Settebello was a big success ( see the photos below )
Here are some links about The Week of Italian cuisine in the World
At Italian embassy in Wellington, with Italian Ambassador and few other restaurateurs in Wellington
Below some of the pizzas made for the guests that night at Settebello
Buffalo mozzarella,Capocollo, Stracciatella, Cherry tomatoes, Rocket salad and after cooked grated Cacioricotta
Buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, shaved garlic, white anchovies, parsley, a pinch of sea salt
San Marzano peeled tomato DOP, Buffalo mozzarella, Portobello mushroom, nduja di spilinga calabrese, gorgonzola cheese, after cooked a drizzle of truffle oil
5 Formaggi + 1: San Marzano peeled tomato DOP, Smoked Mozzarella, Taleggio, Buffalo ricotta, Gorgonzola cheese, Caciocavallo and Salame Napoli
Salsiccia e friarielli: Smoked Mozzarella, Friarielli ( Italian Broccoli ), Pork fennel sausages and pecorino romano
Neapolitan pizza dough demonstration and answer the questions of my lovely guests
That's what we called in Napoli, ( Staglio ) making the pizza base
Ready to bake a Margherita
The Queen, Pizza Margherita
Few words about the wood fired pizza oven
Ready for pizza degustation
Ending the demonstration showing a Neapolitan Margherita and a local Margherita
Well deserved, a Margherita at the end of the event for me and Giorgio.