Pizza fun facts

2017-03-30 06:02

? The word “pizza” was first documented in the Italian city of Gaeta in 997 AD.
? The ancestors of modern-day pizzas were simple flat breads, known as foccasia in Italy that were sprinkled with different toppings.
? Foods similar to pizza can be traced back to the New Stone Age Period.

? Early pizzas were often sweet dishes, not savoury.

Many historical records show that people have been adding different ingredients to bread to make it more appetizing.

? Most would never guess it, but pizza originally started off as a dish for poor people, sold in the streets and not a food for upper class people.

? It was in the 18th century that the poor around the area of Naples got accustomed to adding tomatoes to their yeast-based flat bread, and that’s how the modern pizza began.

? Today’s pizzas are characterised by a soft flatbread base, tomatoes and cheese.

? Pizza was introduced to the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the 19th century.

? The first pizzeria in the United States was opened by Vincent Bruno in Chicago, in the year 1903.
? The world’s largest pizza: Made in Norwood Supermarket, South Africa, 1990. Weight: 12.9 tons.
? The most expensive pizza is sold at Gordon Ramsey’s Maze restaurant, London, UK at £100 each.
? The most expensive pizza ever created cost $2,745 and contained edible gold topping.

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