PummaRe, the real Neapolitan pizzeria in Rome, tells Neapolitan Pizza’s history.
Neapolitan Pizza’s History
The synonym used to describe pizza and the art of pizza was completed in Naples in 1889, when a young pizzamaker, by showing himself to a party held by King Umberto I, decides to honour the Queen of Italy, Margherita, by creating a dough made of water and flour called pizza, giving it the name of noblewoman Margherita indeed.
The True Neapolitan Pizza Association
Not everyone knows that there is an association that promotes Pizza: the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, born with its trademark (Pulcinella) to spread the culture of Neapolitan pizza all over the world. It was founded in 1983 by pizza master Antonio Pace and it was the first association in Italy aiming at preserving Neapolitan pizzamakers and true pizza…
The Association was born out of a deeply felt necessity of true old Pizza masters who, against the spreading of fast-food chains and the largely inappropriate use of “Original Neapolitan Pizza” denomination, wrote a protocol in order to protect and give value to true pizzas, produced and processed according to the old Neapolitan traditions and customs.
Thence, pizzamaster’s role has gained in popularity all over the world, making pizza famous everywhere.
The association is the only non-profit pizza association; it spreads the culture of pizza all over the world, since it has its own protocol to realize the authentic Neapolitan pizza crust.
Therefore, the Neapolitan pizza protocol is a document every member must abide by, without violating any rule.