February 4, 2009

Ostrich pizza wins top prize in Sweden

Officials with the Swedish Pizza Championships said the top prize went to a pie topped with ostrich fillet, mango, chili and fresh coriander.

Hassan Saraoe of Kalmar impressed the eight-member jury with his Exotic Ostrich Pizza and won $1,200 and the chance to represent his country at the Europe-wide pizza cooking competition, The Local reported Wednesday.

It was a wow experience when I had a taste. The tastes were very unusual for a pizza, competition manager David Khabbazi said of the ostrich pizza. The competition was very tough. But when the points were added up Hassan Saraoe won quite convincingly.