Cuisine & Specialties

Journey to find the origin of pizza (part 1)

I’ve written, “It’s clear that pizza always receives a warm welcome in any gathering, where people do not have to keep each other or be subtle to the outside.” As a matter of fact, it is hard to find a better choice to satisfy all in a crowded party. The round, flattened cake with tomato sauce and top cheese is famous all over the world, but not everyone understands it clearly.

Origin of Pizza:
The forerunner of Pizza has appeared since ancient times. Persian soldiers often bake flat bread with topping cheese and dates on their metal shields. The ancient Greeks followed Alexander the Great to conquer the territories of Persia and brought many cultures to the West, including the cakes. They call it plakous spiced with garlic and herbs. After a short while, the focaccia bread appeared in the Etruscan cuisine – the rulers of ancient Tuscany, which was the basis for the pizza. The earliest known record of the word “pizza” was “codex diplomaticus cajtanus” in 997 in Gaeta. No one knows exactly what the “pizza” was like, but of course it did not have a tomato sauce. Europeans are still unfamiliar with this fruit before Christopher Columbus brought the breed from America into the fifteenth. But tomatoes are only used as decorative plants in the rich in Italy, because with the shape of tomato plants, people are afraid of safety when used in food. Only in the seventeenth century, perhaps due to famine, some have tried tomatoes. No one is poisoned, the gossip is dissipated and tomatoes are widely used in Italian cuisine, making this culinary special than ever.

The “ancestors” of pizza have appeared since ancient times.
Modern pizza was first introduced in the late nineteenth century. In 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of the Italian Kingdom visited Napoli. At that time, Italy had only been unified for a short while, the red-white-blue flag from which it became a symbol of the country after centuries of division and under Austrian and French domination. Northern and Southern Spain. On the occasion of the royal visit, a pizzaiolo named Raffaele Esposito created a pizza with three white, red, and blue colors from tomatoes, basil leaves and fresh mozzarella cheese, mimicked the Italian flag and named it Margherita. to pay homage to the honorable Queen. Since then, the image of a pie with such ingredients has been deeply rooted in everyone’s mind, though similar pizza has been present throughout much of the country in this country long before.

But not stop there, pizza has followed Italian immigrants to the East Coast of America from the late nineteenth century. In the new land, where the climate and soil are different, it is impossible to find cold meats or regional produce that are readily available on the peninsula. As a result, Italian immigrants used indigenous products as a substitute, creating a whole new culinary division: Italian-American cuisine, including the New York Pizza School. Initially, pizza was only sold in pieces as a street snack but then it soon conquered the Americans and became extremely popular in cafes or small eateries in the Italian region of Little Italy. Pizza became popular in the United States at a rapid pace, a series of different pizza schools appeared throughout the 20th century: Chicago, Hawaiian, California, St. Louis. Louis and New Haven … Origin from Italy is undeniable but for pizza to be the most famous dish in the world, can not forget the work of the Americans.

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