Italy’s Pizza Polizia
02:00 AM May. 27, 2004 PT In America, everyone from the local pizzeria to international chains like Domino’s has their own idea of what makes a pizza delizioso. But in Italy, the Agriculture Ministry has defined exactly what constitutes an authentic Neapolitan pie. There is to be no deep dish (à la Chicago), no Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple, no monster-sized pies at all. The ministry issued strict guidelines Tuesday decreeing that true pizzas must be “easily foldable,” less than 14 inches in diameter and no thicker than 0.1 inches in the middle. Only three styles (Marinara, Margherita and extra-Margherita) shall be recognized as real. Any way you slice it, those Italians take their pizza seriously.
— Lewis Wallace
Guess we’ll have to have a new word for pizzas which do not meet this restrictive definition. Pissa? Pizzah?
To me this is closing the barn door after the horses have already escaped.
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