The Pizza day begins on February 9, is a national food day in the US, but it is celebrated happily among the many pizza lovers around the world. Pizza Day is a perfect holiday, the opportunity for anyone who's crazy about pizza (like me) to order pizza or prepare at home, without excuses and without guilt.
The history of pizza
The pizza is known to be a food originating in Italy, and the first time it appeared was in the tenth century in Naples. The pizza started out as a simple food that poor people who did not have much to eat prepared. This amazing dish started out as something that simple peasants who did not have enough food could afford: dough, tomatoes and cheese.
The invention of the pizza
The base of the pizza is probably the pita brought by the Arabs who occupied parts of southern Italy at the beginning of the tenth century. The Italians upgraded the idea and put on a pita dough a variety of Italian dishes, including hard cheeses.
Only later was added tomato sauce pizza. The tomatoes arrived in Europe at the beginning of the 16th century, when Europeans circled around the world for commercial purposes, reaching, among others, Peru in South America.
The Europeans initially did not eat the tomatoes because they thought they were toxic to humans, but soon the use of tomatoes became very popular, especially for the poor.
The poor from Naples, Italy, were the first to add tomatoes to the pizza dough. The idea was successful and spread throughout the region. The classic pizza in Italy is a margherita pizza, the three ingredients of which are white cheese, green basil and red tomato sauce. These colors symbolize the colors of the Italian flag.
The pizza arrived in the United States at the end of the 18th century with the Italian immigrants, and in 1905 a man named Lombardi opened the first pizzeria in America, in New York City, but Lombardi's pizzeria still exists and works in Manhattan, in the Nolita neighborhood.
How to Celebrate Pizza Day
Should I really tell you how to celebrate Pizza Day? come on.
Well, it's obvious to eat pizza no matter how you get it and what. You may also tell us what your favorite pizza is and what additions you like with your pizza.
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