Remembering the Notre Dame

Let's not rush to say 'adieu' to the Notre Dame. Paris' iconic cathedralis still standing after 856years, despite the damage byfire whichstruck earlier this week.

Donations have been pouring in from around the world to helpone of Paris' most beloved churches back into shape. One pizzeria in the South of France,Les Pizzas du Puits Vieuxis holding a fundraiser where 2 euros of each pizza sold will go towards the restoration of the Notre Dame.

In2008, the U.S. Pizza Team visitedtheirfirst international competitionoutside of Italyat theParizzaexpo in Paris.The team fared well, scoring first place in Freestyle Acrobatics (Juan Hermosillo) and first in Fastest Pizza Maker (John Howe). Nowthe competition atParizzafocuses on the best pizza maker in France, rather than in the world. Althoughtheir Pizza a Due competition sponsored by Galbani is open to competitors from any nation.

The 2008 team roster included Juan Hermosillo, John Howe, Casey Cole, Michael Amheiser, Dave Smith,Ryan LaRose, Patt Miller,Scott Childers andNino Coniglio.

See thevideo recapof the 2008 event here: