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Pizza 4
By JB MALZAC

  1. 6th Century B.C.

    The earliest mentioning of pizza

    "Writings of the conquests of Darius the Great (521-486 B.C.) mention that his soldiers baked a kind of bread flat upon their shields and then covered it with cheese and dates."

  2. 3rd Century B.C.

    Pizza di Roma

    "Famous Roman historian Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149 B.C.) mentioned in his memoirs about “flat round of dough dressed with olive oil, herbs, and honey baked on stones.”"

  3. 1548

    The golden fruit

    "The first tomatoes to make it to Europe were brought by the Spanish Conquistadors from South America (Peru, specifically). The first written account of a tomato in Italy dates to 1548 and it was in Tuscany. Tomatoes are called “pomodoro” in italy, translation for “golden apple”."

  4. 17th century

    Expansion in Italy

    "Flatbreads with topings are eaten for any meals in Italy, sold by street vendors and casual restaurants"

  5. 1889

    Pizza Margherita

    "During a visit to Naples of Queen Margherita of Savoy, wife of King Umberto I, Raffaele Esposito of Pizzeria Brandi created a pizza with the colours of the Italian flag, red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil). They named it after the Queen - Pizza Margerita!"

  6. Late 19th century

    Pizzeria di Napoli

    "Citizens of Naples consumed pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The manufacturing of pizzas gained much advancement, especially use of various toppings. Pizza was sold on the streets, and later on in dedicated establishments: pizzerias"

  7. Early 20th century

    America!

    "After a wave of immigration in USA, Italian shared their culture, values and... food! Pizzas are sold in slices in the street to pedestrians."

  8. 1957

    Frozen

    "The first supermarket frozen pizza was released by Celentano Brothers. Soon after that frozen pizzas became very popular across entire US."

  9. 1967

    The first Domino’s opens

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  10. 1995

    Self rising

    "The first appearance of revolutionary “self-rising” crust was unveiled by Kraft."

  11. Nowadays

    Pizza, pizza, pizza and pizza

    "The annual pizza market worth more than 128 billions USD, worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 3 billion pizzas are sold every year."

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