This year, the 29th edition of the Pizza Due World Championship (the competition to find the best pizza in the world) was held in Parma, Italy. For nearly three days, more than 40 experts in Pizza competed with each other. And this time it was a French woman who won the World Champion title with a gourmet recipe.
This is Caroline Maya, who has mastered the art of making Pizza of his father in the family pizzeria founded by his grandparents in Saint-Priest, a few minutes from the center of Lyon, France. The menu of “Les pizze du Puits Vieux” offers pizza for all tastes, from the classic Margarita to the “Pervenche”. (Here: 5 points to recognize an authentic Neapolitan pizza).
Caroline Maya went to great lengths to partner with a culinary engineering professor to create a gourmet pizza called “C’era une volta” (“Once upon a time” in Italian). This innovative recipe has paid off, as the duo won the coveted award last week the best pizza in the world. In fact, Caroline Maya became the first French pizza chef to win a title in the World Pizza Championship Starting in 2022.
The secret of the best pizza
Sea urchin and lobster bisque, seared scallops, dried caviar, fleur de sel, prawns marinated with citrus flambéed with sake, mozzarella balls, ricotta cream, ricotta flower with saffron heart, squid shingles, new pea shoots , sea water foam, sea urchin tongues and dried tomato pistils ”, are, in fact, the ingredients of the best pizza in the world. (How many calories does a slice of pizza have? Here is the answer).
It should be noted that “Once upon a time” is also served “with a splash of hot sake and sea urchin cream”. Finally, the detail that certainly makes the difference: “the dough, whose base is a mixture of two Italian flours, ferments for 72 hours”.
Article originally published on GQ France.