Last week I received a text from Roberto Caprouscio of Kesté Wall Street that he had invited 8 pizzaioli from all over the country to make pizza with him. The occasion was a celebration of the fact that the tradition of Neapolitan pizza making was being granted World Heritage Status by the United Nations and being added to UNESCO’s “Intangible list. ” I saw the text at 1:00 and the event started at 4:00. Roberto said that they had decided at the last minute. Some of the pizzaioli did not know until the night before and had just flown in that morning. It was a offer I could not refuse!
There were so many pizzas being made at once I was not always sure which pizzaiolo made which pizza.
This folded “pizza” was made by Geggei Cozzolino of Sorbillo on the Bowery, NYC
Geggei making pizza
We ended with a Focaccia made by Roberto and his special salami