NAPLES, ITALY - 6 FEBRUARY 2020: The Millefritta Pastiera, inspired by the traditional dessert of Neapolitan pastry, with a base of shortcrust pastry filled with ricotta, boiled wheat and candied fruit, is seen here at the Pizzeria Isabella De Cham, in the Sanità district in Naples, Italy, on February 6th 2020.
The fried pizza is the original: it was born before the pizza baked in the oven.
Isabella De Cham is a creative pizzaiola that makes creative and exceptional quality fried food. At Isabella De Cham’s pizzeria, all production processes are visible: the preparation of the dough, the addition of the filling, the pressing of the edges with powerful strokes, the immersion in boiling oil, through the windows of the workplace.
“I was still a young girl and was already working in a pizzeria of the Sanità quarter, but they didn't let me touch the dough; but I, looking, learned many things from the master pizza chefs " Isabella says.
In 2018 she decided to challenge the sacred monsters of Neapolitan pizza art, opening a pizzeria alone. Today she is one of the best known pizza chefs in Naples.