Read on to learn more about how an authentic Neapolitan pizza tastes
A trip to Europe is supposed to be all about indulging in the creamiest of pastas and the sauciest of pizzas and that’s exactly what Kunal Kemmu and his squad is doing right now. Biking around various countries in Europe, actors Kunal, Ishaan Khatter and Shahid Kapoor are making sure they get a good taste of the regional cuisine, wherever they stop. Photos of them drinking authentic Italian coffee as they soak in the European summer has given us serious travel goals. While we might have to wait to have our Eat Pray Love moment under the European sun, we can always check out Kunal’s insta on what to eat where, while backpacking through Europe. One of the most tempting photos that Kunal shared to his Instagram story recently, was of a Neapolitan pizza.
Kunal was seen enjoying the pizza with his boy gang along with beverages. If you love pizzas, then here’s a pizza fact for you : Did you know, the piece of plastic in the middle of the pizza box is called a pizza saver? It was invented by Carmela Vitale in 1983, to prevent pizza from sticking to the top of the box.
Kunal’s Neapolitan pizza had fresh tomato sauce and basil leaves on it, along with buffalo mozzarella cheese right in the middle of the pizza. There was olive oil sprinkled over the mozzarella. The Neapolitan pizza originated in Naples, Italy and is one of the simplest pizzas amongst all other varieties. In fact, an authentic Neapolitan pizza is prepared with simple and fresh ingredients, which is - a basic dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and olive oil. No fancy toppings are allowed on the pizza. Neapolitan pizzas are also smaller in size as compared to some other pizzas.
Kunal’s pizza looked like a Margherita pizza - one of the varieties of a Neapolitan pizza. Broadly speaking, there are three types of Neapolitan pizzas:
1. Pizza Marinara: This pizza is topped with tomato, garlic, oregano and extra-virgin olive oil.
2. Pizza Margherita: The toppings of this pizza include tomato, fresh sliced mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil.
3. Pizza Margherita Extra: This pizza is similar to what Kunal ordered. The toppings include tomato, sliced mozzarella di Bufala, fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil
Did you notice the charred spots on Kunal’s Neapolitan pizza? That’s another tell all mark of an authentic Neapolitan pizza. It consists of a thin and soft crust. When the pizza is cooked properly at a high temperature, the crust bubbles up and becomes charred in spots. The crust is then topped with a simple tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil, when making a Margherita pizza.