The History Of Pizza
Pizza is a kind of food that originated in Italy, and be populated with people all around. And the usual practice is to use the round fermented bread covered with tomato sauce, plus cheese and other ingredients and then baked by the oven. The cheese usually be the Mosa Lira cheese, also there are some mixed form of cheese, including Parmesan cheese, Romano, Ricotta or Monterey Jack and so on. It also has a interesting history, so let us have a look.
It is said in 3rd century BC, the first history of Roma had mentioned this kind of food. That is round bread with olive oil covered on, plus spice and honey, and baked on the stone. In the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists found a similar pizza house. Although the food they found is very similar with today’s pizza, pizza now must contain two types of ingredients: tomato and mozzarella, which had not yet spread to Italy and the Mediterranean region.
Some people have said that pizza originated in China. There is an interesting legend said that the famous Italian traveler Marco. Polo likes to eat a kind of pie which is popular in northern area of China. After his return to Italy, he wants to eat that pie again, but no one can bake it. One day, he met with friends at home, among them there is a chef from Naples. Then Marco. Polo had an inspiration, he described the pie that he ate in China to the chef, and the chef was very interesting about the pie, so he did as Marco .Polo told him. However, the chef tried several of ways; he still couldn’t fill the stuffing into the dough. At time was near 2pm, people all had been hungry. Then, Marco .Polo proposed to put the stuffing on the dough to eat. After eating, people all think well of this kind of pie. The chef has tried for several times after return to Naples, and accompanied by a cheese and condiments, and only t find that it is greatly welcomed by diners. From then on, pizza spreads out.
According to statistics, Italian has almost more than 2million pizzeria, among which Naples has taken up 1200. Most of the Neapolitan would eat at least one a week, and some may deem pizza as their lunch and dinner. Whether the poor or the rich like to fold pizza in their hand to eat, thus it is a way to distinguish whether the pizza is good or not. Pizza must be moderate in hardness, even fold it as the wallet, it won’t rupture is the good one.