Fidel, that video is sacrilegious, but not because it's respected Neapolitans promoting gas, but because it's respected Neapolitans promoting an oven with well known defects
- defects that, as Craig pointed out, are even visible in the video.
This is, imo, one of the many stomach turning aspects of the expo. Starita doesn't make it onto many Neapolitan top 10 lists, but, because of the Sophia Loren movie, as well as his mentoring of Roberto Caporuscio, his name carries some heft. For a man of his stature to debase himself in this manner, it's deplorable. Just because prostitution is legal in Nevada, it doesn't make this right
As far as gas being used for NP, it's not that cut and dry. I'm a big believer that pizza doesn't discriminate where the heat comes from. Stefano Ferrara makes a gas oven with a very powerful drago burner that has been proven to be able to produce Neapolitan bake times. It's been out for about 2 years, and while it seems to produce some respectable pies, I have yet to see a Da Michele (at it's best) quality pie or a Craig quality pie come out of one. I'm not saying that it can't, but before I start telling people to buy one, I'd like to see it produce a pie of this caliber.