We all know that pizza is one of the most delicious and sought after dishes. Some of us probably can’t live without it. But how much do you actually know about that delicious pie?
Over one thousand years ago, this flatbread variation gained popularity in Naples, Italy. You wouldn’t have guessed it, but pizza was initially thought of as a meal meant for peasants. However, things changed when Raffaele Esposito, a baker, created the margherita pizza for the reigning king and queen. The royals were deeply impressed by the colors of the dish, which shared similarities with the Italian flag. This boosted the popularity of the dish. The pizza truly came into prominence with the inception of the world’s first pizzeria in the same place, named Port’Alba. Since then, pizzerias are set up all over the world, with more than 60,000 in the US alone.
Test your knowledge of pizza facts and increase your pizza IQ in this quiz! Perhaps you’ll appreciate your next slice even more after this.