History of Pizza Pie
The first known pizza shop was the
Port 'Alba in Naples, which opened in 1830 and is still open today. The
first pizzeria in North America was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi
at 53 1/3 Spring Street in New York City.
Saver (for pizza & cake)
Have you ever wondered, "Who invented
the circular thing that keeps the pizza from hitting the inside of the
box top?" Well wonder no longer the package saver for pizza and cakes was
invented by Carmela Vitale of Dix Hills, NY, who filed for US patent
#4,498,586 on February 10, 1983, issued on February 12, 1985. Special thanks
to Howard Olivier, owner of the Flying
Pie Pizzaria in Boise, Idaho, for sending us the right answer.
The first "Pizza Hut" pizza restaurant
appeared in the United States during the 1930s.
History of Pizza
Considered a peasant's meal in Italy
for centuries, modern pizza is attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito of
Napoli (Naples) in the Italian region of Campania. In 1889, Esposito of
Pizzeria di Pietro (now called Pizzeria Brandi) baked pizza especially
for the visit of Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita.
Most sources, however, agree that
an early form of pizza resembling what today is called focaccia was eaten
by many peoples around the Mediterranean rim, e.g., by Greeks, Egyptians
History of Pizza
The modern precursor to what we
call pizza occurred in pre-Renaissance Naples.
facts. Sixty-two percent of Americans prefer meat toppings on their pizza,
while 38% prefer vegetarian.
Pizza and Dough
Pizza and Pizza Dough Recipes. Whether you make your pizza from scratch wiith homemade dough or using purchased dough, you'll find many recipes to spur your imagination.
Frozen pizza was invented
by Rose Totino.
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