History of Pizza

History of Pizza

Pizza is one of the most famous and common Italian food around the world.Who hasn’t eaten pizza at least once?

It appears that traces of food similar to pizza have been made since the Neolithic age!

We don’t want to bother you with historic details but if you want to know more check Wikipedia article about it (History of pizza).

It appears that The precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia a flat bread known to the Romans as panis focacius,  to which toppings were then added.

By the late 18th century, it was common for the poor of the area around Naples to add tomato to their yeast-based flat bread, and so the pizza began.

The Margherita, the most famous pizza, is topped with modest amounts of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil. It is widely attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito. The legend says that, in 1889, he baked three different pizzas for the visit of Queen Margherita of Savoy. The Queen’s favourite was a pizza evoking the colours of the Italian flag—green (basil leaves), white (mozzarella), and red (tomatoes). According to the tale, this combination was named Pizza Margherita in her honor. 

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