If there’s a lesson to be learned from the Looney Tunes Road Runner animated cartoons it’s this:
A-C-M-E spells doom.
The master pizzaiolo lightly pinched the corners of the uncooked pizza and stretched it over the pizza peel, using the edges of that long-handled wood paddle to hold the flattened dough’s drawn-out shape.
At this incomparable pizzeria in a hilltop village some 30 miles (50km) north of Naples, every pizza made by Pepe, the Maestro of Caiazzo, is served with all the pomp it merits.
We’re at the PizzaTuesday Naples special tasting at Pepe in Grani in March and Cesare, the mirthful waiter, assumes the dual role of cameriere and town cryer, calling out the names and descriptions of each of the 1o Pepe masterpizzas he served. Highlights of his performance are captured in the one-minute video Three Franco Pepe Pizzas (above).
If only Pavarotti were alive today to record his own recitation as he disposed of one Franco Pepe pizza after another.
PizzaTuesday Naples, an insider’s tour through the world capital of pizza as well its heartland, will return to Pepe in Grani in October. Click here to submit a request for more information.