In the photo art expert Francesca Silvestri, Antonio Pace, President of VPNA, Peppe Mele, the VPNA delegate to the US and Elizabetta Cantone journalist, Co-Founder and CEO of Dress and Dreams.
The event was organized by journalist Elizabetta Cantone of Dress in Dreams Movies and Culture with the support of MiBACT- Direct Cinema. The events took place on April 16th at Ribalta Pizzaria, April 17 at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marinò center and April 19 at Song’e Napule Pizzeria.
Cantone said these events intend to show the art of the Neapolitan Pizzaioli through the many films that feature pizza.
I attended the event at Ribalta, which has a large screen. We saw clips from American and Italian movies with pizza in all its forms being made and eaten. There were clips from” The Gold Of Naples” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” just to mention two very different movies.
I spoke with Pasquale Cozzolino the Pizzaiolo and Chef of Ribalta about his style and in particular the flour that he uses for pizza, which is a subject of great interest to me.,
Along with Pasquale some of the pizza was made by Rosatio Granieri from Rossopomodoro in NYC. I tasted the pizza margherita, pizza marinara and another with cheese and sausage.