Wow, here's your chance to write your
own definition of *piz'za! Remember, Pizza is perfect for a quick
and easy meal or snack which today is not limited to the flat round
type. It's also deep-dish, stuffed crust pizza, pizza pockets, pizza
turnovers, rolled pizza, pizza-on-a-stick, pizza strudel, pizza
wrap and on and on. All with combinations of sauce, cheese and toppings
that have no end! However, the best pizza still comes from the individual
pizza maker, the pizzaiolo, who creates his own pizza. So, discover
the fun of making your very own pizza!
impossible to date the first pizza, since it was never made as such,
but rather evolved over thousands of years. Considered a peasant's
meal in Italy for centuries, modern pizza is attributed to Raffaele
Esposito of Napoli (Naples). In 1889, Esposito baked pizza especially
for the visit of Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita. He
covered the humble rounds of dough with tomato sauce, mozzarella
cheese and basil. The pizza was very patriotic and resembled the
Italian flag with its colors of green (basil), white (mozzarella),
and red (tomatoes), and was favored by the Queen. This pizza
was named Pizza Margherita. Now Naples is known as the
pizza capitol of the world. In 1830 the world's first true pizzeria,
Antica Pizzeria Port' Alba, opened and is still in business today
in Naples! However, the first pizzeria in America didn't open until
1905 on Spring Street in Manhattan - that's 75 years later!
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