Food

‘World’s first’ pizza museum to open

February 28, 2012

 

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 28 — A merry band of pizza lovers, after being certified by Guinness last year as having the largest collection of pizza-related items in the world, is poised to open what it is calling the world’s first pizza museum and restaurant in the US.

The creators of Pizza Brain, a 1,000-piece collection of pizza memorabilia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, are planning to archive their souvenirs into a pizza shrine inside a 19th century storefront that will also double as a pizzeria. The museum is slated to open this summer.

The project, dreamed up by Brian Dwyer, is relying on crowd-sourced funds on Kickstarter.com. So far, as of February 27, 92 people have pitched in about US$4,700 (RM14,780) — about a third of their US$15,000 goal.

According to food blog Seriouseats.com, pizzas will include classics such as Margarita and pepperoni, but will also riff on specialty flavours, with a pizza version of French onion soup — caramelised onions, Gruyère and thyme.

Other ideas being bandied about include a delivery service via skateboard, and housing an arcade.

It’s not the only museum dedicated to foodstuffs. Last year, Japan’s Nissin Foods opened a cup noodle museum in the port city of Yokohama near Tokyo charting the history of the convenient, ready-to-eat snack.

There’s also the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, dedicated to the Pez candy dispenser, in California, and the Bruges Chip Museum in Belgium dedicated to all things French fries. — Relaxnews