How Pizza dominated the globe
Pizza is one of the world's most popular foods and has been around since the ancient times. Whether you cook pizza in a home oven, use a pizza stone on the BBQ or buy it from your favourite pizzeria you can be sure that Pizza has dominated the entire globe for centuries.
Individuals all over the world, since the Neolithic age, have been creating or eating pizza in some way, for a considerable length of time. Historically, flatbread topped with savouries was sold as a basic and scrumptious snack for the individuals who couldn't manage the cost of plates, or who were in a hurry.
Bakers in Naples prepared the first dish to be known as a "pizza" in the 1600s. This road nourishment was offered to the poor Neapolitans who invested a lot of their energy outside their housed. These Neapolitans would buy cuts of pizza freshly baked on wood, charcoal or a pizza stone and eat it as they continue their daily chores.
In 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita first visited Italy. Legend has it that they became exhausted of a steady eating regimen of basic French cooking and the ruler requested assortments of pizza to attempt. A pastry specialist named Raffaele Esposito of Da Pietro Pizzeria created a pizza with red tomato sauce, white mozzarella, and green basil, to mirror the shades of Italian flag. Queen Margherita loved the pizza so much, it became known to the world as the Margherita.
200 years later, Italians became migrating to the wider world including the Americas. This was the start of the pizza world domination with the first Pizzeria opening in the United States in 1905 called Lombardi’s.
It was only after world war II the gas-fired pizza ovens were created allowing pizza to be made cheaper and more efficiently. Since then many other amazing pizza creating tools have been developed including the pizza stone.
In the 1950’s pizza became even more popular after it became the number one frozen food and today pizza brings an estimated $35 billion in revenue with over 3 billion pizzas sold alone is just the US.
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- BKC Publishing Team