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 

Keep kneading 

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.


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