Friedrich Schmuck, pizza-chef and patron at Piano B in Ortigia, in the heart of Syracuse. He will speak at Identità Golose 2020, his lesson is scheduled on Monday 26th of October in Sala Blu 2, at 2,40 pm, as part of Identità di Pane e di Pizza, in collaboration with Petra® Molino Quaglia). To register, click here
Ogni m'pidimentu è giuvamentu is a Sicilian proverb that Friedrich Schmuck knows very well and which fits perfectly with his philosophy. Born in Rome to parents from South Tyrol and Sicily, Friedi (that's how his friends call him), patron and pizzaiolo at Piano B in Syracuse, has always found the right stimuli in difficult times. This was the case in 2013 when the pizzaiolo who was working with him since he opened his restaurant in Ortigia, «the first to use Molino Quaglia's and to offer pizza alla pala, which was our signature pizza from the start», told him he was to leave to open his own business. It was then that Friedi decided to move from the dining room, which he had never left until that moment, to dough-making, using the mother yeast he had created two years before for fun, after an Api pizzaiolo course, «which I attended just to find out more about this world».
One of Schmuck's pizzas at Piano B
Friedi at work
Different types of dough...
Schmuck's most recent passion: bread
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Luca Doro with his mother and grandmother. The pizzaiolo from Doro Gourmet in Macerata Campania has now landed in Friuli too, with Impronta Doro in Cervignano (Udine)
All photos are by Brambilla-Serrani