The international #pizzaUnesco contest is back in the decisive year: in fact, at the end of 2017, Unesco will decide on recognising the art of Neapolitan pizza chefs as an intangible cultural heritage. The #pizzaUnesco contest is scheduled to begin on 17 June, the pizza Village start date. Mysocialrecipe will be a partner of the event and, thanks to a fixed location, will involve all the participating pizza chefs from all over the world. Registration will continue throughout the summer until 11 September. On 1 October, the judging panel will decree the 10 finalists who will be invited to Naples for the final live phase of the competition and the event evening will conclude with the winner being awarded in front of institutions, the press and personnel from the sector on 14 November in the court of Palazzo Caracciolo MG Gallery by Sophitel.
The second edition of the contest will also have a renewed judges panel presided over by the director of the Espresso guidelines Enzo Vizzari and made up of Fiammetta Fadda, food and wine journalist and television personality, Allan Bay, food and wine journalist, Eleonora Cozzella, Repubblica Sapori journalist, Giorgio Calabrese, Chairman of the "food safety" section of the National Food Safety Committee and Scott Wiener, young American food blogger. Secretary: Tommaso Esposito, food and wine journalist.
But this is not the only new aspect of the second edition. There will also be the following honourable mentions assigned by the Mysocialrecipe partners: Best pizza for nutritional aspects (judged by Legambiente), Pizza Slow - best pizza for territoriality (judged by SlowFood), most read Pizza on the web (judged by Mysocialrecipe), Best pizza for originality of ingredients (in collaboration with La Federazione Italiana Cuochi), Best Wine - Pizza match (judged by the Italian Sommelier Association), Best Pizza by dough (judged by Ferrarelle), pizza is also fried (judged by the Italia a Tavola magazine).
The #pizzaUnesco contest is the biggest event that involves the world of pizza on the web and it is sponsored by the Campania Region, the Municipality of Naples, Città Metropolitana, Legambiente, Univerde Foundation, Italian Sommelier Association and EcoMuseum of the Mediterranean Poplars diet. It is also supported by prestigious main sponsors such as Ferrarelle, La Fiammante, Molino Caputo, Olitalia and Sorì, as well as authoritative sponsors like the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium. Some of the sponsors of the live Event phase include Planet Food, Birra Moretti Foundation, Gi.Metal and Scugnizzo Napoletano