Pizza top of her­itage menu

The Citizen (KZN) - - NEWS -

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

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