In this episode, I talk about the queen of Neapolitan cuisine, the pizza Margherita, now an iconic symbol of Italy, was born.
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The episode includes:
- My first experience of an authentic pizza napoletana.
- Antica Pizzeria da Michele, in Naples.
- A brief history of pizza in Naples.
- The legend of how the pizza Margherita got its name.
- An analysis of the legend in the context of Italian Unification and civil problems in 19th Century Naples
- Alternative theories about the origin of the pizza Margherita
- Alternative theories about how it got its name
- The pizza Margherita between 1889 and the 1970s
- The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana and protection of the pizza Napoletana
- The pizza Margherita today
Antica Pizzeria Da Michele official website
Some photos and info about Antica Pizzeria Da Michele.
Pizzeria Brandi Facebook page.
Sophia Loren making pizzas in L’oro di Napoli (1954).
Angelo Forgione’s blog about alternative theories for the origin of the pizza Margherita (in Italian).
The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana website (in English).