The Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario is pleased to announce its exciting new editorial project, Pizza Cultura, a book entirely devoted to the most popular and celebrated dish around the world: pizza!
Written by food journalist Mark Cirillo (of CUCINATO) and expertly photographed by Rick O’Brien, the book is scheduled for launch on November 14, 2017. The launch takes place during CENTITALIA, a week-long series of events hosted by the ICCO and Centennial College, dedicated to spreading awareness about authentic food and wine from Italy.
Pizza Cultura features interviews and images from the top pizzerias and restaurants in Italy, Canada and the US, including some of the industry’s leading voices: Franco Pepe, Enzo Coccia, Antonio Pace, Stefano Ferrara, Rocco Agostino, Rob Gentile, Ettore Pugliese, Sam and Domenic Primucci, and more.
You’ll learn about the history of pizza and its many styles and regional variations. You’ll get a deeper perspective on ingredients and tools of the trade, tips for wine and beer pairings, and some great expert recipes for a variety of traditional flatbreads like pizza casereccia, focaccia barese, and cecina toscana.
Why is pizza so popular? What are the best (and worst) topping you can put on it? Do you drink it with beer, wine, or something else? Toronto filmmaker Chris Monette has been conducting a series of interviews looking for answers on these important questions. Watch this video to see what he’s learned so far.
To learn more about the project, including sponsorship and advertising opportunities, or to attend the Pizza Cultura book launch, see the links below this video.