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A Brief History of Pizza September 11, 2017

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A Brief History of Pizza, Greece, New York

Hundreds of years of food evolution has taken place in order to make pizza the way we enjoy it today. An easy, delicious dinner and a staple at parties, movie nights and more, pizza is enjoyed by millions. The pizza connoisseurs at Pizzeria Americana understand the world’s love of pizza and are taking the time to discuss how this popular food came to be.

The pizza revolution began in the country of Italy. It was considered a poor man’s food because it required two cheap, easily accessible ingredients–tomatoes and pizza dough. It was long believed that the tomato was poisonous, so the poorer peasants were the first ones to overcome their doubts and test the vegetable. Once it was confirmed they were safe to eat, they began adding them to bread dough and the first pizza was born.

pizzaMozzarella and basil were added a long while later by a tavern owner, who named the pizza Margherita pizza after the reigning Queen of Italy. This addition of cheese to a pizza didn’t occur until around 1890. The cheese topping of choice was mozzarella which, at the time, was only made with milk from a water buffalo.

In the later 19th century, pizza made its way to the U.S. by way of Italian immigrants. The first true American pizzeria was opened by Gennaro Lombardi and was located in Little Italy in New York City. The popular dish took off from there and became a national sensation enjoyed by many.

If you’re looking for a tried and trusted pizzeria to serve you up a delicious slice of gourmet pizza pie, look no further than Pizzeria Americana. Conveniently located in Rochester, NY, this local pizza place offers more than the traditional pizza, including tasty wings, calzones, and salads. For more information or to order a pizza delivery, contact the helpful staff by calling (585) 227-9913 or visit them online today.

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