3. World’s largest pizza
There are two ways to view this record. The largest circular pizza, to this date, was at the Norwood hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa in December 8, 1990. The pizza was 122 feet 8 inches across in its dimensions and was made using 3,968 pounds of cheese, 9,920 pounds of flour and 1,984 pounds of tomato puree, as per the Guinness Book of Records. However, the record for the world’s largest rectangular pizza was set in in Iowa Falls, Iowa in 2005. This was achieved by the owner of a pizza restaurant Bill Bahr, with the help of 200 other helpers. They produced, using 4,000 pounds of cheese, 700 pounds of sauce, and 9,500 sections of crust, the 129 X 98.6-foot pizza. The huge pizza was sufficient to food 5,200 residents of the town, by providing each of them with ten slices of pizza each.
2. Types and toppings
Pizza, being one of the most popular dish throughout the world, comes in so many varieties. The varieties can be viewed in two ways, based on their types (determined by their place of origin and style) and based on their toppings (determined by the ingredients added to the pizza). The most recognized types of pizza are Neapolitan style, Lazio style, Pizza Al Taglio, Pizza Rustica, Sicilian Pizza, Mexican Pizza, thin curst, deep dish, double cheese and coned pizzas. Meanwhile, the most common pizza toppings are Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Bacon, Tomatoes, Ground beef, Anchovies, Olives, Onions, Peppers and Sausage.
1. History of the delicacy
It is quite difficult to know exactly, who or when made the world’s first pizza. However, in the modern history, the origin of the dish is attributed to Naples, Italy and the pizza is considered originally an Italian dish. A flatbread, used to be referred to as pizza, as early as in the 16th century in Naples. In the ancient times, Greeks used to bake large round breads and top them with potatoes, spices and other vegetables. There’s debate on whether it can be called actually a pizza or not. But still, it was one of the earliest versions. The first commercial pizza was developed in the 18th century in Italy, when it was sold in the markets and streetcorners. The world’s first pizzeria opened in Naples, Italy in 1738 which was called Antica Pizzeria.
It’s quite awkward to think about the facts behind the delicacy, when you want nothing but to finish off the food and kill your hunger. But it’s wonderful to know about fascinating facts about your favorite dish, especially when there’s not the fiend of hunger stretching its claws upon you. How much can be known about such a commonplace thing, about how it originated in the first place, how it went on to become popular and how it established itself as the global icon of sustenance today. There are so many mesmerizing facts about pizza but we have tried to list the most peculiar ones over here. Hope you enjoyed reading our article. If you feel, some have missed out, feel free to suggest them to us by commenting below.