There are not many nations that have made their national dish an international phenomenon. The European country has made this happen with two such dishes, pasta, and of course everyone’s favorite, pizza. Both have revolutionized the history of Italian food.
However, do you know there are some of the craziest facts behind this dearly loved dish? As Bali’s most dependable food supplier since 1985, Puri Pangan Utama possesses an extensive knowledge of all the food supplied to businesses and homes. Our blog this week is dedicated to pizza facts you probably did not know.
- The first pizza to ever be created is not Italian.
When you take a bite out of a pizza, the first thing that comes to mind is the flavors of Italy. However, the origin of pizza takes us to ancient times. It is proven that Greeks and Egyptians were already creating flatbreads topped with olive oil and exotic spices. In the late 18th century did then “modern” pizza evolve in Naples, Italy by adding tomato.
- In the United States, 350 slices of pizzas are being consumed every second.
Sounds unbelievable, but believe it. American citizens love pizza so much to the point that they would eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every day according to the National Association of pizza operators.
- October is national pizza month (as if we need the more reason to eat pizzas).
Any person working in a pizzeria or is a hardcore pizza enthusiast will remember that October is the month of pizzas in the United States. Established as an official month by pizzeria owner Gerry Durnell, it is a month of America’s love of pizza to grow.
- The most popular pizza topping is pepperoni.
This may not come to you as a surprise but pepperoni is the world’s most popular pizza topping followed by sausage being the second favorite.
- The world’s most expensive pizza costs $12,000.
Luis XIII in Salerno, Italy creates the world’s most expensive pizza which is composed of a dough that has been aged to perfection before the chef arrives at your home (yes, they will create this masterpiece in your kitchen), three types of caviar, bufala mozzarella cheese, fresh lobster from Norway, and to top it all off, grains of pink Australian sea-salt taken from the Murray River.
- World War II helped bring pizza to the masses.
Before World War II, pizza was most desired and enjoyed by Italian immigrants. During the occupation of Italy, the allied troops began eating the local food supplies provided. They enjoyed it so much that local baker’s struggled to keep up with the demands of the US soldiers, and when they came home, they brought their love for pizza back too.
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