In the late 1990’s he had tried to get pizza made right by bringing a team of Italian chefs to North Korea to instruct his army officers on how to put out a decent pizza. The pies were only offered to a few elite members of the nation though.
This time around high-quality Italian wheat, flour, butter and cheese are coming to the pizza parlour straight from Italy.
Reports the Telegraph:
“Our people should be also allowed to enjoy the world-famous food,” the manager of the Pyongyang eatery quoted Kim as saying, according to the Tokyo-based Choson Sinbo newspaper.
This may seem like progress but for a nation that have 24 million people struggling to be feed it seems like a slap in the face to many.
Most people in North Korea make by with very little. The average income was a mere $1,150 in 2007 making it one of the world’s poorest nations.
A famine during the mid 1990’s is said to have resulted in as many as 2 million deaths. North Korea’s elite though don’t deal with that struggle, they feast on French wine and delicacies such as shark fin soup and caviar.