Most Of Us Love Pizza. But How Did The Margarita Pizza Get It’s Name?
Pizza is an international delicacy, with no shortage of creative combinations of themes served around the world. Such a beautiful food deserved respect and appreciation for its past.
Originally created in a Greek settlement called Napels during the A.D 600’s, pizza was a mixture of toppings including ingredients used today such as garlic, anchovies, and tomatoes with a flatbread base. Much the opposite from pizza today, the flatbread concoction was seen as disgusting, and was looked down upon by Greek nobility, along with the rest of the lower class citizens’ eating habits.
The Neapolitans and Italians blessed the Americans with the sweetly savory treat that is pizza during the 19 and 20th centuries when the two groups immigrated in search of factory jobs. Traditionally, pizza had been seen as an ethnic food, or a food associated with a certain culture or race.
That all changed after World War II, and pizza makers in California became the pioneers of the pizza-making industry, and began expanding the horizons of toppings that could be applied to the now world-renown treat with the likes of barbecue chicken, smoked salmon, and so much more.
Eventually, this experimentation would lead to the creation of dessert pizzas, which brings a sweet, sweet meaning to the phrase “pizza pie”. Eventually, the rest of the world realized how amazing pizza is, and began to make culturally diverse versions of a pizza. For example, Spain hosts a “Paella Pizza”, which is a mix of the traditional Spanish dish paella with the addition of a breaded base, and people in Brazil add hardboiled eggs to their pizza.
Pizza is now such a widely-appreciated dish that world peace seems slightly more possible than it did 50 years ago.