Americans make Neapolitan pizza their way

Pizzerias embrace the traditional style, but shrug off certification

“Authentic” is a popular buzz word in the food world, and when it comes to pizza, an organization in Naples, the flatbread’s birthplace, is codifying exactly how proper Neapolitan pizza should be made.

But Neapolitan pizza is spreading across the United States, and plenty of the restaurateurs doing the spreading don’t care whether they’re certified or not.

The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana was recognized by the Italian government in 1998 and

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