As soon as you land in Napoli you can already smell the pizza! Yes, I'm not joking!. As a welcome to the city there's the first pizzeria already at the arrivals exit.
My husband actually still believes that neapolitan children (especially me!) are born in a pizzeria. You can't explain otherwise our insane love for pizza!. I am not a scientist myself, but I can certainly prove that eating one pizza per day helps to keep you fit and healthy. You can't argue with simple ingredients like tomato, olive oil and basil. It's good for your wallet (posh food but affordable) and mainly for your mood. It tastes so good and satisfying. It means love yourself and the others. That's why 'going out for a pizza' is the most common social activity in Napoli, almost a spiritual moment. A philosophy of life.
If your mouth is already watering just at the idea of eating a pizza, guess what it would be like to make your very own pizza!
The guys at Pizza Experience have some courses running in Napoli in November and December. Its a complete full immersion course to help you understand the tradition and history of this popular food. Well, not to mention that you will be able to make your own pizza from scratch with all the traditional ingredients and prepare the dough in the famous traditional way by hand. I haven't personally done these courses so I can't comment on them, but if anyone is interested here is some of the info they sent my way.
The first of these two workshops "Fatte 'na Pizza" (Have a pizza) will be held every Sunday of November in association with Pizzeria Al 22. Participants will be welcomed by Giovanni Improta, descendant of a family of pizza makers and will have four hours to make their pizza and at the end to taste the result together with a selection of typical Neapolitan food, local wine and beers.
In December (from 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 27, 28, 29 and 30) the workshop will be Take a look at that pizza in Rosario Piscopo’s Pizzeria. Here she will reveal secrets, tips and techniques for a proper pizza. At the end participants can eat the food freshly made, discuss food and traditions and have a really fun time.
Education of the pizza means to know how to taste and appreciate its flavours. Once that you have tried a real neapolitain pizza there's no way back and you will never ever look at your frozen pizza from the supermarket the same way!
Courses will be held in the pizzerias, closed to the public only for this occasion, in English, Italian and Neapolitan. At the end the participants will receive a certificate of attendance, a personalized apron, a typical Neapolitan keepsake and not least the energy and the Neapolitan life philosophy!.
Itinerary of the courses:
'Fatte 'na Pizza'
Welcoming Neapolitan style Coffee; Presentation of the Neapolitan pizza - Historical overview from the beginning until today; Selection of the raw materials and description of the basic equipment; Demonstration and preparation of the dough made by hand; Insights on the leavening and maturation process; Preparation of the wood-fired oven and baking of your own pizza in order to eat it folded in four; Tasting at the table of three Neapolitan pizzas paired with beer, wine or soft drink; Presentation of the attendance certifications and gadget gifts with souvenir photo; Final toast.
Min 2 - Max 12 people.
Duration: 4hrs (tasting included)
Sunday, 6-13- 20-27 November 2016 - Schedule 2017 on www.pizzaexperience.it
10.00 to 14.00
€ 75,00 per person (a launch price just for the Sundays in November)
€ 65.00 children from 6 to 16 years
Free for bambini from 0 to 5 years
www.pizzaexperience.it - email@example.com - tel: +39 345.1049203
Pizzeria Al 22, Via Pignasecca 22, 80134 - Napoli
'Take a look at that pizza'
Presentation of the Neapolitan pizza - Historical overview from the beginning until today; Selection of the raw materials and description of the basic equipments; Demonstration of a dough prepared by hand made by the Master pizza maker; Insights on the leavening process and preparation of the pizza; Tasting of mix fried food and traditional pizzas paired with beer, wine or soft drink; Presentation of the attendance certifications and gadget gifts; Final toast.
Min 6 - Max 28 people
Thursday and Friday from 17.00 to 19.30
Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 12.30
December 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 27, 28, 29 and 30 - Schedule 2017 on www.pizzaexperience.it
€ 39.00 per person
€ 34.00 children from 6 to 16 years
Free for bambini from 0 to 5 years
www.pizzaexperience.it - firstname.lastname@example.org - tel +39 345.1049203
Pizzeria Rosario Piscopo, Via Egiziaca a Pizzofalcone 100, 80132 - Napoli