Things to know about Pizza

Posted on May 3, 2012, 6:34pm

I've always been a fan of pizza since then. I manage to buy slices of them when I roam in malls and the likes. But aside from being our favorite snack during past time, pizza has an abundant historical story to tell. So let's start with the definition.
Yellowcab's Four Season

Yellowcab's Calzone
Homemade Pizza made by ME.
Pizza Hut's
Greenich's Hawaiian Pizza
Pizza is a type of bread and tomato dish, often served with cheese, that has existed since time immemorial in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. A dish of the poor people, it was sold in the street and was not considered a kitchen recipe for a long time.

Pizza is Greek in origin. The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese. The Romans developed placenta, a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. Modern pizza originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. In 1889, cheese was added. In 1889, during a visit to Naples, Queen Margherita of Italy was served a pizza resembling the colors of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). This kind of pizza has been named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita.

There are varieties of pizzas all over the world. Some countries like Australia, Brazil, Malaysia, India, Israel, Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, United States, Sweden and Japan have their own version of pizzas.

But pizza can be high in salt, fat and calories. There are concerns about negative health effects. And popular pizza varieties in many parts of the world are often loaded with high fat cheeses and fatty meats, a high intake of which can contribute to obesity, itself a risk factor for cancer. (Source)

Still, who'll not crave for these luscious dish?

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