Pizza is the most popular food in the world, we can find pizza in every corner of the world. More than 41 percent of us eat pizza every week, three billion pizzas are sold every year in the United States.
Origin of Pizza
Pizza is an ancient food, over 7000 years ago Italian archaeologists have found baked bread in Sardinia, French. The word pizza derived from the Greek word pēktos means solid or clotted. The ancient pizza is flatbread baked with toppings like herbs, onion, cheese, and garlic.
Modern pizza is originated in Naples, Italy. The major innovation for ancient pizza to modern pizza was adding tomatoes as toppings. The tomatoes were brought to Europe in the 16th century. Many Europeans thought of tomatoes as poisonous food but later in the 18th century, modern pizza became a common meal in Naples, Italy among the poor. Yes, the in the 18th-century pizza is a common meal for the poor cause it was cheap they use to bake the flatbread and add tomatoes as toppings. Later pizza gained popularity and became a tourist attraction for visitors to Naples, Italy, and in 1804 pizzeria count raised to 54.
Queen Margherita visited Naples in 1889, a baker named Raffaele Esposito invented a pie with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil: the colors of the Italian flag for Queen that pie was named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita.
Pizza got more popularity when it was reached the USA by the Italian migrants in the 19th century. The first pizzeria opened in North America in New York in 1905.
“There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box in your lap.”– Kevin James
“A pizza slice a day keeps sadness away.”– Jet Paacal
Top 5 interesting facts of pizza
1 The Louis XIII pizza costs $12,000 it is the world’s costliest pizza in the world
2 Giant Sicilian is the world’s largest pizza it is 54 inches wide and 54 inches long which can feed to approximately 60 to 70 people.
3 Americans eat approximately 350 slices per second.
4 94% of Americans eat pizza regularly
5 Pizza is a $30 billion industry in the United States
5 most popular pizza in the world
1 Neapolitan pizza
Neapolitan pizza originated in Naples, is a style of pizza made with mozzarella and tomatoes.
2 Pizza Margherita
Pizza Margherita is another most popular pizza in the world where you can find it in every pizzeria. Pizza Margherita made with extra-virgin olive oil., San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, salt, and fresh basil.
Calzone pizza is originated in Italy, it is a type of pizza which is an oven-baked folded pizza.
4 New York-Style Pizza
New York-Style Pizza is one of the most famous pizzas in America. New York-style pizza slices are large and wide with much more topping compare to Italian pizza.
5 Detroit Pizza
Detroit Pizza is topped with Wisconsin brick cheese and tomato sauce layered on top of the other toppings. Detroit Pizza is a rectangular pizza that is thick crust and crispy.