A Pizza-Making Vending Machine Popped Up in Japan

Italy, the mecca of slow-cooking and pizza perfectionism, drove the first iteration of the pizza vending machine out of town—Claudio Torghele’s Let’s Pizza. Now, the Japanese version, Pizza Self, has appeared outside of a video rental store in Hiroshima. A pizza will set you back around ¥980 (around $9 USD) and, in five minutes, it makes a Neapolitan-style margherita or quattro formaggio pizza, then boxes and …

Neapolitan Pizza Makers Added to UNESCO Cultural List

Known as pizzaiuoli, the pizza makers of Naples, Italy have been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity listing, by the organization’s committee for safeguarding culture. Roughly 3000 pizza makers were added to the list, along with 32 other non-pizza-related organizations across the globe. As pizza maker Antonio Sorbillo explained to the New York Times, “We make a product that has conquered the world.”