Italians love their food, and rightfully so (they're really quite good at it), which is why they've decided to add pizza to UNESCO's cultural heritage list.
There are lots of different ways that pizza has been adjusted and changed over the years, but the "the art of Neapolitan pizza makers" is going to be added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in an effort to recognise the skill and history of this delicious food.
In case you're wondering what that list is all about, it's "composed of intangible heritage elements that concerned communities and states parties consider require urgent measures to keep them alive", and while pizza in general is definitely not going anywhere, the traditional Neapolitan recipe might need some help.
The key to Neapolitan pizza is the way its made and how it differs from the usual deep crust, oil-soaked, cheese-laden pizzas that we've become accustomed to these days. Rather, this dish has a "crispy yet tender" base cooked in a wood-fired oven by an expert pizzaiolo, and is simple yet classic with an "acid tomato taste, along with aromas of oregano, garlic, basil and mozzarella".
That frozen Hawaiian pizza we bought for tonight is definitely not going to be getting any protection from UNESCO.
Have you tasted Neapolitan pizza? Isn't it the most delicious, scrumptious pizza ever? What other foods would you like to see added to the list?