The ultimate 10 facts about pizza you didn’t know

  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. Pizza is the most eaten dish in the world The pizza wins the hamburger in the race for the throne […]

 

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.

  1. Pizza is the most eaten dish in the world

The pizza wins 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 pizzeria and day. Pizza Hut, alone, has 12,500 stores spread across the globe. To this we must add all kinds of franchises and local units.

  1. Pizza is the favourite dish 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 ever tried it. The Americans have until their National Day Pizza, on February 9, a holiday instituted by Congress. On the other hand, pizza was not 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’.

  1. The pizza is pre-Roman

The pizza is pre-Roman, 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 courts of the time.

  1. Pizza and Finland have a complicated relationship

To begin with, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi once mocked the Finnish food, with great scandal of the inhabitants of that country, who planned their revenge. They carried it 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 chefs come up and watching their transalpine opponents look over their shoulders. Also, that the pizzeros who came from the cold, decided to call their winning recipe ‘Berlusconi’.

  1. There is only one pizza with Denomination of Origin

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.

 

  1. Hawaiian pizza is a German invention

Perhaps it is – along with the towers of Donald Trump and the t-shirts of surfer with tobacco pocket – one of the great aberrations of the eighties: pizza with pineapple and sweet ham. Some versions-scratch your taste buds-from this pizza include bacon, prawns, cherries, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and / or jalapeños. And yet, the monster came out of a bright and powerful head: that of the German cook Clements Wilmenrod, the Karlos Arguiñano Teutón who triumphed in the sixties with his combinations.

To top it off, suffice it 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.

  1. Eating pizza prevents cancer

As it sounds, and it is not any 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 in pizza, and more if it is on a base of olive oil and / or cheese, as in pizza …

  1. 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. Uttapam is usually served with tomatoes or in a kind of onion sauce; Other ingredients are usually a mixture of different vegetables.

  1. Two of the best pizza makers in the world are Spanish

There are many international competitions of all kinds related to the world of pizza, and they compete, or go as spectators, true fans of this dish. There are two variants in which the Spanish hands triumph. On the one hand Jesus Marquina, ‘marquinetti’, a restaurateur of Tomelloso, has been five times champion of the world in the modality of artisan pizzeros. On the other hand, the Franco-Almeria restaurateur based in Catalonia Fabián Martín has been world champion of acrobatic pizza, that is, doing acrobatics with the dough.

  1. There are only six basic types of pizza and the rest are variations in the ingredients

Yes, we know you have read pizza names that we would never believe, and that as a teenager you made ingredients fly beyond the door of Tanhaüser, but it was just that: ingredients. What defines pizza is its base: the type of flour of the dough with which it is made and the proportions of mozzarella and tomato it carries, if it bears.

Remember that here at Romeo’s Woodfired Pizza you’ll find an excellent selection of delicious pizzas made using only premium ingredients