The 2nd week of January is National Pizza Week.
Pizza is oven-baked, flat bread topped with sauce (usually tomato), cheese, and various toppings. The modern-day pizza comes from Naples, Italy. However, many places had similar dishes. Ancient Greeks covered bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. The Romans topped flat bread with cheese, honey, and bay leaves.
Some types of pizza:
- Pizza marinara: tomato, garlic, oregano and extra virgin olive oil
- Pizza Margherita: tomato, sliced mozzarella, basil and extra-virgin olive oil
- Pizza romana: tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, oregano, oil
- Pizza viennese: tomato, mozzarella, German sausage, oregano, oil
- Pizza capricciosa: mozzarella, tomato, mushrooms, artichokes, cooked ham, olives, oil
- Pizza quattro formaggi: tomatoes, and four cheeses- mozzarella, stracchino, fontina, and gorgonzola
- Pizza bianca: in Rome, the term pizza bianca refers to a type of bread topped with olive oil, salt, and occasionally herbs. Roman-style add figs to the pizza, the result being known as pizza e fichi.
- Pizza alla casalinga: a thin layer of dough which is stretched into an oiled, square “Sicilian” pan, topped sparingly with shredded mozzarella, crushed uncooked tomatoes, chopped garlic, and olive oil
- Mexican pizza: marinara sauce or white sauce and mozzarella cheese, toppings include chorizo, jalapeño pepper slices, grilled or fried onions, tomato, hominy, shrimp, avocado, and sometimes beef, bell peppers, tripas or scallop
- New York-style pizza: large, wide, thin, and foldable yet crispy crust
- Chicago-style pizza: a deep-dish pizza with a crust up to three inches tall at the edge, slightly higher than the ingredients, which include large amounts of cheese, chunky tomato sauce, and toppings
What is your favorite pizza topping?
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