Pizza “canotto”: but what does it mean?

by Enzo Coccia
Often, talking to someone we use the expression “Don’t you understand me? Do I speak Arabic?” when the speaker  fails to understand the idea that you would like to express. Many months ago, the New York journalist Daniel Young  asked me what I thought about a new way of conceiving the pizza “a canotto”(dinghy pizza). Imagine the context:...

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The balance between tradition and innovation

by Enzo Coccia
I was present at the art exhibit Concerto per archi e fili d’erba by Carmine Rezzuti  and Quintino Scolavino, realized by Marco De Gemmis and Patrizia Di Maggio, launched on Saturday, October 29 at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (Naples’ National Archeological Museum), both as an ordinary visitator and as a helper in preparing the buffet, letting the participants taste murzilli and...

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Antichi pizzaioli

The Neapolitan pizza: an ancient craft

by Enzo Coccia The survey conducted by Milan’s Chamber of Commerce just before mid-August holiday on the growing presence of non-Italian pizza makers, especially in the major cities of Central and Northern Italy, calls for thought away from the summer heat. In Milan and in Bologna one pizzaiolo out of two is an immigrant, one

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Enzo Coccia va in vacanza

See you in September!

by Enzo Coccia
Are you ready with the beach towel, the sun umbrella and the ball to go to the beach? Ready to enjoy the summer holidays that you’ve been waiting for too long and are approaching in a few days? For me, it is 22 years that the year ends on July 31. Yes, it is just so.

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