Italy is not the country where pizza is most loved, despite having its denomination of origin. Eat a delicious and healthy pizza here at Romeo’s Woodfired Pizza and enjoy an excellent meal any day of the week with gourmet specialised people prepared to cook delicious pizzas with an unmatched flavour. Contact us today for more information about our pizzas.
- Pizza is the most eaten dish in the world
The pizza beats the hamburger in the race for the throne of the most consumed food on the planet. Originally from Italy, it has been successfully spread all over the world thanks to its relatively easy preparation and the convenience of its consumption. More than 5,000 million pizzas are currently sold around the world. If you take into account that 20% of the restaurants on the planet are pizzerias, we will get an average of 55 boxes of pizza – as measured – sold by each pizza restaurant. Pizza Hut, alone, has 12,500 stores spread across the globe. To this we must add all kinds of franchises and local units.
- Pizza is the favourite food of North Americans
The United States is currently the champion of pizza, with 66,000 pizzerias spread throughout its territory and 94% of the population that claims to have tried it once. The Americans have until their Pizza National Day, on February 9, a holiday instituted by Congress. On the other hand, the pizza did not become popular with the arrival of Italian immigrants to New York and Chicago, as one might think, but with the return of the troops after the Second World War from Italy. That was when the demand skyrocketed and the pizza became ‘America’s girlfriend’.
- The pizza is pre-Romanic
The pizza is pre-Romanic, at least in its conception. It is known that the Etruscans, ancestors of the Romans, already consumed baked flatbreads and stuffed with cheese and honey. Now, in order for the invention to be perfected and the dough to take shape, the Colón contest failed, which was brought back from America, the tomato, the true taste base of the Neapolitan pizza that was eaten in the 18th century in the streets of this city. and that his aristocracy was commissioned to popularise in all the courts of that time.
- Pizza and Finland have a complicated relationship
For starters, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once mocked the Finnish food, with great scandal of the inhabitants of that country, who planned their revenge. It was carried out in 2005, when two Finnish pizza players beat the Italian team in one of the several world championships of pizzeros that exist. Finland’s greatest pleasure was watching their cooks go up and watch how they looked over their shoulder at their transalpine opponents. Also, that the pizza makers that came from the cold, decided to call their winning recipe ‘Berlusconi’.
To finish off, it seems that pizza generates fiscal bottom sea and underground economy in the country of the fjords. The Helsinki police has issued an arrest warrant for any merchant who sells pizzas below six euros, as a suspect of tax evasion. The police rely on a study that ensures that for less than that price the pizza-maker loses money and therefore can only sell them if he evades his obligations with the Treasury.
- There is only one pizza with Denomination of Original
Specifically, it is the Neapolitan pizza, which under the name pizza napoletana verace artigianale (authentic artisan Neapolitan pizza) is recognized as a traditional Italian agri-food product by the European Union since 2010.
- Hawaiian pizza is a German invention
Perhaps it is – along with the Trump towers and the surfer shirts with tobacco pocket – pizza with pineapple and sweet ham. Some versions-scratch the papillae of taste-of this pizza include bacon, prawns, cherries, green pepper, mushrooms, onions and / or jalapeños. And yet, the monster came out of a bright and powerful head: the German cook Clements Wilmenrod, Karlos Arguiñano Teutón who triumphed in the sixties with their combinations.
To top it off, it’s important to say that this variant has had a huge reception in Australia: it accounts for 15% of orders for pizza at home. And in case it hurt little, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘pizza’ comes from the old German ‘bizzi’, which means bite. It is possible that the word had been brought by the Lombards in some of their invasions at the beginning of the first millennium.
- Eating pizza prevents cancer
As it sounds, and it is not any weird studio paid by Domino’s or Pizza Hut. Even The New York Times echoed the news, which appeared in December 1997. At that time the prevention of prostate, colon and rectum cancers was associated with tomato lycopene, the carotene that gives it its characteristic colour Red. The effectiveness increases if tomato is cooked, as it happens in pizza, and more if it is on a base of olive oil and / or cheese, as it happens in pizza.
For more inri, in 2012 it was learned that the oregano from the pizza releases a compound, called carvacrol, which removes the tumour cells from the prostate. That is to say, pizza is itself a miracle. But, a moment: are we not talking about ingredients of the Mediterranean diet? Indeed.
- There is a traditional Indian pizza
There is a pizza in India called Uttapam that is made with a mass of lentil flour and fermented cooked rice flour. The Uttapam is usually served with tomatoes or in a kind of onion sauce; Other ingredients are usually a mixture of different vegetables.
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