Pizza Pasta & Italian Food is the trade magazine of the UK’s Pizza Pasta & Italian Food Association (which celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2017). Starting out as the Pizza Press in the early 1980s, the magazine soon established itself as a unique source of news and information for those in the UK’s burgeoning Italian food and restaurant trade – a distinction is has maintained to this day.
Over the years, the magazine has reported on the sector-defining rise and popularity of brands such as Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Pizza Express, alongside many cutting-edge independents who have also made their mark. More recently, it has focused on the wood fired oven trend alongside the continuing drive to bring authentic Italian products and dishes to UK palates.
Editor, Clare Benfield, who has been in post for 15 years, knows the sector well, having been lucky enough to visit many Italian regions and Italian companies direct, and in turn have the ear of many of the main players in the UK market (she is also editor of sister publication, Café Life).