|My National Pride...
||[Oct. 4th, 2006|01:32 pm]
The Holy Order of Pizza and Wine
In Brazil, especially São Paulo city (and in Rio as weel I might add) , pizzas are one of the most profitable items of Brazilian food industry. Among them are traditional Neapolitan style pizzas (brought by Italian immigrants) and sort of "new style" pizzas with chocolate and fruits (banana possibly being the most common), among other toppings. It is so important for the city economics that a Pizza Day (July 10) was instituted, with Pizza Championship being one of the most important events of the day, showing new recipes. One of the products of such championship was the border filling with catupiry cheese. Pizza must also be eaten with a knife and a fork; to do otherwise is considered to be bad table manners. Except in Pizza Hut and other pizza franchises, most pizzerias cook the pizzas on a wooden oven, even the small ones. While outside the city of São Paulo it is common to use condiments such as ketchup on a pizza, it is almost considered rude in São Paulo, where the most traditional Italian pizza is made.