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grapeape 07-02-2006 07:36 AM

I found this word on the Forno Bravo Website. I presume it means 'guys who makes pizza'? what is the definition and root of this word? Is this a common title in Italy? I think it is a neat word and would like to know more about it. Help, please!

james 07-02-2006 12:47 PM

Yep, that's the word for pizza chef. It ends in "o", because Italian uses "o" and "a" to describe gender. Forno Bravo is masculine, and you yell Brava to a diva and Bravo to a divo. I have never seen a female pizzaiola in a restaurant.

Also, "o" turns to "i" for plural, and the article "il" turns to "i" in front of a "p" for masculine plural. Il pizzaiolo (one); i pizzaioli (plural).

More than you ever wanted to know. :rolleyes:


james 07-12-2006 09:29 PM

Or less
I've been thinking about the origine of the word, and I still have to do more research on that. It's one of those description terms that has always been around. Like "pizza" itself -- which has any number of theories on the root.

More research on my part... and more to come.

PizzaPolice 10-01-2006 09:50 AM

Makes sense.
Thanks, James!
I've been wondering about the name on my gelato maker "il Gelataio Super".
It makes perfect (perfecto) sense now.
If only I could recall all of the Latin the nuns made me learn.

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