Wikipedia’s definition of Pizza: is an oven-baked, flat round bread typically, but not always, topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings! Pizza was originally invented in Naples Italy, and the dish has since become popular in many parts of the world. An establishment that makes and sells pizzas is called a “pizzeria”. Many varieties of pizza exist worldwide, along with several dish variants based upon pizza. In 2009, upon Italy’s request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish.
The most popular cheeses to use on pizza are mozzarella, provolone, cheddar and parmesan. Romano and Ricotta are often used as toppings and processed cheese manufactured specifically for pizza is used in mass-produced environments. In 1997 it was estimated that annual production of pizza cheese was 2 billion pounds in the US and 200 million pounds in Europe.
Some favorite toppings used on pizzas, include, but are not limited to:
Bacon, Ground Beef, Mushrooms, Olives, Onions, Pepperoni, Peppers, Sausage, Seafood, Sun-dried tomato, tomatoes, veggies, and of course, anchoives!
Various types of pizza include: Neapolitan pizza, pizza marinara, and pizza Margherita.
Go out and celebrate today with a pizza with all of the works, and remember, just for today, no anchovies!