Ten fun facts about Pizza


Fact 1
The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world.

Fact 2
An establishment that makes and sells pizzas is called a “pizzeria”.

Fact 3
Many varieties of pizza exist worldwide, along with several dish variants based upon pizza.

Fact 4
Basic pizza most likely began in prehistoric times, with bread cooked on flat, hot stones.

Fact 5
Pizza developed in Italy in pre-refrigerator times.

Fact 6
The peasants of Naples, Italy, who lived mostly off of bread and little else, were the first to add tomatoes to their focaccia bread rounds.

Fact 7
In 1830, pizza truly began with the opening of the world's first pizzeria. Named Port'Alba, the pizzas were cooked in an oven lined with lava from Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located on the Bay of Naples.

Fact 8
Pizza is cooked in various types of ovens, and a diverse variety of ingredients and toppings are utilized.

Fact 9
In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed dish.

Fact 10
Pizza is a $30-billion per year industry.


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is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings.

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