"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."
"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.”"
"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”."
"Flatbreads with topings are eaten for any meals in Italy, sold by street vendors and casual restaurants"
"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!"
"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"
"After a wave of immigration in USA, Italian shared their culture, values and... food! Pizzas are sold in slices in the street to pedestrians."
"The first supermarket frozen pizza was released by Celentano Brothers. Soon after that frozen pizzas became very popular across entire US."
"The first appearance of revolutionary “self-rising” crust was unveiled by Kraft."
"The annual pizza market worth more than 128 billions USD, worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 3 billion pizzas are sold every year."