Great success for the quiz held by Ciao – Il Pomodoro di Napoli to celebrate the first edition of Pizza Village in Milan. Many were the participants that joined to have a say about the Neapolitan pizza. But who gave the right answers to the quiz presented by Davide Civitiello and Vincenzo Capuano and why? Here are the answers.
A true Neapolitan pizza lover knows everything about his favorite dish. That’s why we decided to put to the test the friends of Ciao – Il Pomodoro di Napoli, for years now sponsor of the main events in our sector.
So we involved two pizza masters like Davide Civitiello and Vincenzo Capuano selecting with them four questions – between intuition and technique – to propose to our friends during the Milanese days of Pizza Village Home.
And you all did great.
But someone was a bit more accurate than the others, though.
Here are the four riddles and the answers to each of them.
The first quiz, presented by Davide Civitiello who was in Milan on behalf of Rossopomodoro, was:
Ciao has been the official tomato of the Naples Pizza Village for years: but how many tomatoes on average do you think was consumed in the last edition held on the Lungomare of Naples?
The answer is 15,000 kilos.
Yes, we know, it was a bit of guessing at the numbers!
The second quiz was entrusted to Vincenzo Capuano. Here is the text.
Does it take more tomato to prepare a Margherita or a Marinara?
Answer: Marinara needs more tomato. According to the Disciplinare della Verace Pizza Napoletana – the official specifications for the true Neapolitan pizza, the Marinara requires 70-100gr of tomatoes, while the Margherita 60/80gr.
We then went back to Davide for the third quiz. There it is:
As everyone knows, the best technique for preparing tomato for Neapolitan pizza is hand crushing it. Why?
Answer: Because this way the seeds are not crushed and the taste of the tomato is not impacted. For those who did not answer correctly: do not worry and just give a look to the Disciplinare.
And finally, the last quiz was given by Vincenzo Capuano:
How much salt should be added to a kilo of tomatoes to prepare the topping for a Neapolitan pizza?
The answer is 10/12g per kilo. Here you all did really well.
So here is the list of promoted.
Chef Antonio Bia
Saba Taf (Sabatino)
Giorgio Pierfrancesco Manganella
All the others will be held back – hopefully to September, or rather there will be other opportunities to enjoy as soon as it is possible to meet again, perhaps right on the Lungomare of Naples!!
Surprises are coming!