Ciao! (Hello!). Most people love pizza and today is National Cheese Pizza Day, so I know what I’m eating for dinner!
Raffaele Esposito created the pizza in 1889 for the Queen Margherita and used the colours from the Italian flag. The colours of the Italian flag consist of green (Basil), white (Mozzarella) and red (Sauce). In summary, the Italian flag is a tasty dish!
The first pizza restaurant to open is called Port’Alba and based near the Vesuvius volcano in Naples – Campania.
The toppings that we’ve grown to love such as chicken, mushroom, kebab are not authentic, although they still taste great.
Original Neapolitan pizza tastes 1000 times better than what most of us believe to be a pizza.
The sauce is cooked from fresh ingredients including tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and olive oil.
The cheese on a pizza is originally Buffalo mozzarella. However, some chefs prefer to use Cow mozzarella because it’s less moist.
In Italy, a pepperoni pizza is vegetarian. Pepperoni in Italian means peppers, so a pepperoni pizza has peppers on top (so confusing, right?!)
Traditional pizza flavors include Margherita, Melenzana pizza (Aubergines), and spinach with Ricotta. You’re more likely to get these in Pizza Express than in Pizza Hut.
In Northern Italy they usually like to top their pizzas with pieces of ham or Pancetta.
Calzone (folded) pizzas are also very popular. Calzone pizzas are often filled with sauce, mozzarella, spinach and ricotta and then fried to a golden colour.
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore”
Finally, It’s time for us to enjoy our Freshly made Traditional Neapolitan Pizza – Buon Appetit and Arrivederci!
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