I was in London this week for the European pizza and pasta show: an interesting exhibition where you can find anything concerning pizza and pasta.
I was there because I am the Italian food ambassador for the UK for “I love Italian food”, a non-profit Italian organisation who promotes genuine Italian food around the world.
I spent a day at the stand “Molino Magri”, a family run business who since 1929 produces a complete range of flours suitable for savoury and sweet bakes for small bakeries to big industries.
Several different types of pizza were made. The dough was skillfully prepared by the pizzaioli. It was very interesting for me to see how the dough was prepared and I could certainly pick one or two good tips from them! I make pizza every week at home but this is so different to a pizza made in a pizzeria; the high temperature of a professional oven makes a big difference if you want to achieve a well risen soft dough.
Making pizza is an art and it takes experience. I enjoyed watching the chefs making it and of course I enjoyed eating it too! My favourite one was with spicy salami and artichokes.
There was also lots of pasta on display and I loved this one.. as pretty as a picture!
Wouldn’t you fancy a fresh pasta al pomodoro with this fresh pasta right now?
Give me pasta any day of the week!
The European Pizza and Pasta Show is a good fair to go to to discover leading brands, and take part in informative workshops and seminars while exploring the latest products from top industry suppliers.
The show hosts culinary competitions too like the European Pizza Championship and the UK finals for PAPA Pizza Chef and Pasta Chef of the Year. Bakers can go on stage and showcase their skills in the hope of winning a prestigious title.