One van, two brothers and lots of pizza!

Today we spotted a very interesting article about two brothers – former Leeds student James Elliot and his brother Thom – who have embarked on an exciting culinary mission: to travel 2,000 miles and sell pizza out the back of a 3-wheeler Piaggio Ape van (it has a custom-made oven at the back!)

So, the lads (nicknamed as the ‘Pizza Pilgrims’) set off from Southern Italy on 10th October to begin their foodie adventure. They’re driving over 2,000 miles across the length of Italy – maximum speed of 40mph! – back to the UK, selling traditional Italian pizza served fresh from their trusty van.

James and Thom will be immersing themselves in everything Italian – culture, history, traditions…and of course, FOOD! This will be a great basis for when they return to our shores, where they aim to establish their street food business: they’ll be transforming the back of the van into a pizza oven, and taking their mobile pizza ‘shop’ to music festivals and street markets around the country.

The brothers will be filmed throughout their trip, capturing the highs, lows, dramas and amusing highlights of their ambitious food journey, and a TV series is planned for next year – we can’t wait!

So, you heard it here 1st – check them out and follow their pizza pilgrimage!
- Pizza Pilgrims website
- Pizza Pilgrims Facebook page
- Pizza Pilgrims on Twitter

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