Sept. 16, 2003
NAPLES, Italy -- A Japanese man took this year's title of best pizza maker at an annual pizza festival held here.
According to Kyodo News, Makoto Onishi, 23, made a basic pie of tomato sauce and mozzarella that beat competitors' from several countries, including Italy.
Onishi polished his pizza-making skills by moving to Naples two years ago. Today he works at a pizzeria on Ischia Island, just southwest of Naples.
As this year's winner, Onishi is invited to compete in a similar pizza festival scheduled for Oct. 8 in Brussels, Belgium.