Californian shocks Italians, wins Naples pizza-making contest

Californian shocks Italians, wins Naples pizza-making contest

Tony Gemignani’s eight world dough-tossing acrobatics titles have made his name almost synonymous with the quirky craft of spinning the skins.

But when the co-owner of Pyzano’s Pizzeria in Castro Valley, Calif., entered the Trofeo Citta di Napoli Championato Internazionale per Pizzaioli—which translates to the City of Naples Trophy, International Championship of Pizza Makers—pizza-baking contest last month in Naples, he was virtually unknown.

Until he won it.

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