If you like pizza (and you probably do), you will be interested to find out who invented pizza first. Today, pizza is consumed worldwide .This is one of the most popular dishes, not only in the United States, but in the rest of the world, too. Every culture has its own way of preparing pizza and different cuisines use different ingredients. However, everyone call it – pizza. It doesn’t matter which country you visit – wherever you go, you will find at least several restaurants that serve all kinds of pizzas.
Different Kinds of Pizza
When we say ‘pizza’, most of us think of cheese, potatoes, ham, mushrooms, olives, etc. However, there are different types of pizza, depending on which country you are in.
Eastern cultures use various exotic spices. The meat that is used for pizza is different from country to country. For example, countries where religion won’t allow consumption of meat, will use ingredients other than meat. This doesn’t mean that you will have less delicious pizza! You would be amazed how delicious some vegetarian pizzas can be.
Who Invented Pizza?
As we said, this is one of the most popular dishes in the world. Now, who invented it? Although we can’t be certain, there are a few theories about pizza invention.
Pizza originates from Italy. To be more precise, pizza came from Naples. There is a kind of pizza called the Neapolitan pizza, and this pizza is believed to be the oldest type of pizza. Over time, this basic version has been modified, so today there are several variants of Neapolitan pizza.
Raffaele Esposito is considered a man who invented pizza. The story says that at his time, garlic was the only pizza topping. When the Royal couple came to visit Naples in 1889, Mr. Esposito thought it would be more appropriate to serve pizza with different topping, so he made a pizza that had cheese, tomatoes and basil. He used these ingredients to make the pizza look like Italian flag. This pizza is considered the first Italian pizza ever. The Queen’s name was Margharita, and that was how the pizza got its name. Neapolitan pizza is served with the same ingredients even today.
There is another theory about who invented pizza first. Egyptians are also believed to be the first to invent pizza. Egyptian pizza was a kind of bread that had some vegetables and meat added. They baked pizza on hot stones.
Ancient Greeks also had their own version of pizza. In Roman literature, we can find dishes similar to Pizza. Even the people of Persia had their own version of pizza. They used chicken, mint, oil and cheese as toppings for bread. This looks quite similar to the pizza we eat today.
Now you know more about pizza origins. We cannot be sure about who invented it, but what we do know, is that this dish is still one of the most consumed dishes in the world. There is no such thing as a bad pizza.