The dark chocolate bread of "Pezz de Pane" (Frosinone) is the bread of the year, according to Gambero Rosso, which today presented the third edition of "Pane & Panettieri d'Italia 2022" in Rome. The food and wine publication awarded 50 bakeries with the maximum score symbolized by the "Three Loaves".
Lombardy is at the top with 8 awarded bakeries, followed by Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Lazio with 6, Sicily with 4, Puglia with 3, Tuscany, and Campania with 2, Valle d'Aosta, Trentino -South Tyrol, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Marche, Basilicata and Sardinia with 1.
The emerging baker is Stefano Priolo (Priolo house bakery (Bojano-Campobasso).
The Pane e Territorio award goes to Tundu- Oliena (Nuoro).
"In this third edition of the Pane & Panettieri guide - says Paolo Cuccia, president of Gambero Rosso - we want to celebrate bread, a traditional product that is at the same time constantly evolving." "A new era has begun - he adds - for master bakers, who thanks to their commitment and passion are revolutionizing a sector that involves more and more young people, future protagonists of the white art." "We are committed - comments the managing director Luigi Salerno - always promoting the masters who with great skill enhance our quality agri-food productions both nationally and internationally.Our publications are the mirror of our constant support to the masters who, with commitment and attention, transform quality productions into unique products in the world. "