Pizza top of heritage menu
Seoul – The art of Naples’ dough-twirling pizza makers joined Unesco’s list of “intangible heritage” yesterday, securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures including a Saudi art form traditionally practised only by women.
The art of the pizzaiuolo – handed down for generations in the southern Italian city – was given the nod by the UN cultural body’s World Heritage Committee, which met on the South Korean island of Jeju.
Two million people had signed a petition to support Naples’ application, according to Sergio Miccu, head of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli – no doubt buoyed by his offer of complimentary pizza if the age-old culinary tradition joined the prestigious list. – AFP