Japanese cook named Naples' best pizza maker

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.

Topics: Cheese , Pizza Sauce

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