L’Arte del pizzaiuolo napoletano

'L’Arte del pizzaiuolo napoletano' patrimonio dell’Umanità

La notizia del conferimento di 'Patrimonio Immateriale dell’Umanità' dell’UNESCO è arrivato dalla sessione plenaria tenutasi in Corea del Sud

‘L’Arte del pizzaiuolo napoletano’ patrimonio dell’Umanità è il riconoscimento arrivato dal 12° Comitato per la Salvaguardia del Patrimonio Culturale Immateriale dell’UNESCO riunito in Corea del Sud. La sessione ha valutato positivamente la candidatura italiana relativa all’arte del pizzaiuolo napoletano che, per l’Italia, rappresenta il 58° bene tutelato di cui sette patrimoni immateriali riconosciuti e il 9° per la Campania.
Un riconoscimento importante per Napoli e l’Italia quando sta per iniziare il 2018 Anno del Cibo Italiano.

Queste le motivazioni pubblicate sul sito UNESCO:
The art of the Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ is a culinary practice comprising four different phases relating to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a wood-fired oven, involving a rotatory movement by the baker. The element originates in Naples, the capital of the Campania Region, where about 3,000 Pizzaiuoli now live and perform. Pizzaiuoli are a living link for the communities concerned. There are three primary categories of bearers – the Master Pizzaiuolo, the Pizzaiuolo and the baker – as well as the families in Naples who reproduce the art in their own homes. The element fosters social gatherings and intergenerational exchange, and assumes a character of the spectacular, with the Pizzaiuolo at the centre of their ‘bottega’ sharing their art. Every year, the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli organizes courses focused on the history, instruments and techniques of the art in order to continue to ensure its viability. Technical know-how is also guaranteed in Naples by specific academies, and apprentices can learn the art in their family homes. However, knowledge and skills are primarily transmitted in the ‘bottega’, where young apprentices observe masters at work, learning all the key phases and elements of the craft”.

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