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The Week in Bites<br>9th June 2013

The Week in Bites
9th June 2013

A trip to Carloforte for the Girotonno competition, two brothers on a pizza mission and the Italian chef who has cooked for Clooney, Cosby and Clinton.

By FDL on

The Pizza Pilgrims
This week FDL met with a very interesting set of brothers who have started their very own Neapolitan pizza business in London.

Called the Pizza Pilgrims it's the story of two brothers who set out across Italy at just 20 miles an hour in a three wheeler van.

While their they sampled some of the best pizzas the country has to offer, met a number of producers and created a recipe book of their travels.

They'll also be appearing at this year's Taste of London food festival.

We also decided to travel a little this week and headed off to the South of Italy. We were at the small Island of Carloforte just of the coast of Sardinia.  

While their we took part in the annual Girotonno culinary competition in which chefs from all over the world compete to cook the best plates of tuna.

We also managed to pick up a list of great tips for buying great quality tuna.

Luigi Diotaiuti
Always ones to keep up on great chef stories we decided to interview the Italian chef Luigi Diotaiuti who travelled to America, opened a restaurant and joined the American Chef Corps.

He's cooked for an impressive list of clientele including George Clooney, Bill Cosby, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford, Wolf Blitzer and the football legend Pelé.

FDL sat down with the chef to discuss his career, his work with the Corps and his childhood growing up in Basilicata in the South of Italy.

In The Blog
We had pictures from Grant Achatz latest offering at the Next restaurant - a 20 course vegan tasting menu, the story from GQ on what it was like to be Kim Jong-il's sushi chef and an infographic on how to cook the perfect steak.

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