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A fight to preserve Pizza Authenticity

Posted in Food Bites with tags , , , on December 10, 2009 by amulgandhi

Pizza has evolved and transformed globally as each country and culture has their own take on what a pizza should be.  The Margherita pizza is one of the most traditional and basic pizzas on the planet, but the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (The True Neapolitan Pizza Association) with the backing of the European Union have claimed that the Pizza Napolitana will be granted the Traditional Specialty Guarantee that is guided by the regulations laid out by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana.  This ruling which was made yesterday essentially disallows any pizzeria in Europe to claim to sell authentic Neapolitan pizza without adhering to strict preparation guidelines and undergoing inspections.  The guidelines outlined by the AVPN are:

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