Where was the first pizza prepared?
• United States
9 Nov 06
I have no clue, either. However, as usual, I do have a story. I had a high school German teacher who had lived and traveled in Europe. He said that when they went to Italy they wanted some real Italian pizza. They went into the pizzaria and placed their order. The waiter said, "What would you like with your pizza?" My teacher said he and his family looked at each other puzzled and said, "Nothing. We just want pizza." When their pizza finally arrived they found it to be nothing but a slice of toasted bread with something brushed on it. No wonder their waiter had seemed so surprised with their order.
9 Nov 06
Piza or pissa is late Vulgar Latin (9th century) flat bread, and apparently came to mean a flat bread with a cheese topping by the 14th century in some Italian dialects.Pizzo, which means "point" in Italian, may have been an influence. Many languages around the Mediterranean have similar words meaning flat bread or unleavened bread The Italian word for a person with talent for making pizza is pizzaiolo. A restaurant that serves pizza is called a pizzeria (from Italian)