Who cares if the story is historically accurate, that
Neapolitan Raffaele Esposito invented the modern
pizza in 1889 for Queen Margherita od Savoy?
It’s a great story, the three ingredients - tomatoes,
mozzarella, and basil - representing the three coloured
Like Esposito, Vancouver pizza chef Giuseppe
Cortinovis on oct. 15 was crowned the pizza
(traditional) king of Canada at the Canadadian pizza
Summit and chef of the year competition.
Cortinovi’s award winning pizza, which he calls The
Queen, is a twist on the established Margherita.
Cortinovis’ winning pizza, The Queen, ia a twist on the traditional
He happily recalls the day it earned top honours: ‘I was quite calm and
I remember when I checked the pizza that day, I was quite happy. You
know, sometimes you bake the pizza and it’s good…’
His pizza was double baked. first he baked it with San Marzano
tomatoes and pecorino romano cheese to about eighty percent done.
He took it out, added buffalo mozzarella and cooked it another 20 per
cent. After baking the buffalo mozzarella so that it didn’t melt too
much and retained some texture, he added extra-virgin olive oil. the
final touch are the Maldon salt…
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Pizza chef of the year Canada champion Giuseppe Cortinovis
Canadian Pizza Magazine: : “Giuseppe Cortinovis of Vancouver takes top honours in Traditional
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Working every day to provide the Best pizza in Vancouver
The Province: “Best traditional pizza maker in Canada”
Negli ultimi 4 anni ha partecipato
al concorso nazionale Canadian Pizza
chef of the year a Toronto. Nel 2015
vinse il secondo premio, due anni
dopo, nel 2017, si classifico’ al primo
posto nella categoria non-tradizionale
e al secondo posto assoluto nella
classifica generale. Quest’anno ha
fatto centro pieno vincendo il primo
premio che lo incorona come miglior