National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day

Did you know today is National Pizza Day? Antica Pizzeria was the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738. Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City. However, the majority of the United States didn’t know about Pizza until after World War II.

Pizza is actually very old and documented all over the world from  ancient cultures where they made basic flatbreads with several toppings. However, the first documentation of Pizza was in 997 A.D in Gaeta, Italy. During World War II Italians immigrated to the United States, mostly New York, where it became extremely popular.

That said precursor of pizza is a focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as panis focacius, to which toppings were then added. Modern pizza evolved from similar flatbread dishes in Naples, Italy, in the 18th or early 19th century.

Now many states are known for their own types of pizza but as a New Yorker, theres no competition, we got this in the bag. Here are 5 fun facts about Pizza

  1. 13% of people eat pizza on any given day
  2. The most expensive pizza costs $12,000. It is topped with lobster, buffalo mozzarella, three types of caviar, squilla mantis (a Mediterranean shrimp), and pink Australian salt and it is called Louis XIII, It was created by Chef Renato Viola
  3. The world record for the largest pizza is 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter
  4. The average pizza slice in New York City usually matches the price of a subway ride
  5. Pizzas in Italy were originally square-shaped

Non Traditional Pizza Recipes

Anyway, we gathered some of the most delicious types of pizza for you to try. I’m betting you will like at least one. Have fun with your pizza making.

EASY TO MAKE FIG PIZZA – Marathons and Motivations

EASY TO MAKE APPLE PIZZA – Marathons and Motivations

Greek Pizza from Scratch in 30 Minutes – Babaganosh

Pesto Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and Tomatoes – Babaganosh

2 Ingredient Dough Pizza (2 Weight Watchers Points Per Slice) – Drugstore Divas

Ground Chicken Crust Pizza – Drugstore Divas

Franco Manca Tray Baked Pizza – Culinary Travels

The Science of Better Gluten Formation – In Pizza! – Twists and Zests

Mediterranean Chicken Pizza – Carefree Mermaid

Healthy Mexican Style Pizza with Chicken – Plating Pixels

Goat Cheese & Pear Pizza With Caramelized Onions – Mountain Berry Eats

BIG MAC PIZZA – Salty Side Dish

ASPARAGUS PIZZA RECIPE WITH CREAMY GOAT CHEESE – Salty Side Dish

CHICAGO-STYLE DEEP DISH PIZZA– On Ty’s Plate

TOMATO PIE RECIPE – Oh My Creative

MUSHROOM, SAUSAGE, AND ARUGULA PIZZA – Your Home Made Healthy

Caprese Pizza with Easy Homemade Crust – Plating Pixels

Deep Dish Spaghetti And Meatballs Pizza – Swirls of Flavor

Grilled Proscuitto Parmesan & Arugula Salad Pizza – Swirls of Flavor

AIR FRYER PIZZA ROLLS – Skinny Comfort

Healthy Copycat Blaze Vegan Pesto Naan Pizza – Cass Clay Cooking

ROASTED VEGETABLE ENCHILADA PIZZA – Mom’s Test Kitchen

EASY 1 HOUR DEEP DISH PIZZA RECIPE – Sweet Tea & Thyme

VEGAN TORTILLA PIZZA RECIPE FOR A QUICK, EASY LUNCH – By the Forkful

MEAT LOVER’S SKILLET PIZZA – Family Around the Table

ROASTED GARLIC AND CHICKEN WHITE PIZZA – Family Around the Table

BEST VEGAN BREAKFAST PIZZA | VEGAN PIZZA RECIPE – Yum Vegan Lunch Ideas

AIR FRYER PIZZA POCKETS – A Magical Mess

MEDITERRANEAN HUMMUS PIZZA – My Pure Plants

Sicilian-Style Pizza – Chisel & Fork

cast iron pan pizza recipe – House of Nash Eats

Red, White, & Blueberry Dessert Pizza – Carefree Mermaid

I'm the mom to Matthew, which we run and own Matthew's Kitchen. I'm 27 and studying to be a pastry chef. I love to cook and bake but my passion is in the pastry arts. Matthew is a 5 year old who began cooking when he was 1. Through the years he has not only gained valuable skills but has grown his palette. Together we want to share our passion for food with you and your family
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