EXPO does Campania “felix” justice, among Mediterranean Diet, pizza and DOC wines.
It is known that the Mediterranean Diet, World Heritage acknowledged by UNESCO, is the best dietary regime for man since it better preserves health. A variety of flavours, scents, colours which are healty and contribute to good mood. A perfect synthesis of all these qualities, a symbol itself of Campania and of all Italy is pizza, made with few and simple, but genuine and quality, ingredients transformed by the skilful hands of a pizza chef for a feast of all senses.
The importance of this dish in the national gastronomic tradition is celebrate at Milan’s Expo in a giant cooking show that on June 20th saw 80 components of the Italian National pizza chef team in the realization of a world-record sized Margherita pizza 1.5 km long. The pizza has been offered to 30.000 visitors and 300 metres were donated to Milan’s Banco Alimentare.
Campania does justice for itself also in the wine section of the Expo, inside the Domus vini, at the ground floor of the VINO – A Taste of Italy pavilion. Here, all the phases of wine production can be observed and the best vine varieties are praised, 19 of which are from Campania.
Among the wines of Campania the Sorrento peninsula has a relevant position for the goodness of its products of excellence, such as olive oil, tomatoes, dairy products, and ancient traditional wines such as the ones from Gragnano, Lettere and Sorrento doc.
Local cuisine, such as the one at Bellevue Syrene, although open to contemporary contaminations and tendencies, it preserves the identity of the Sorrento territory, a world-wide symbol of beauty, culture and happiness.