Pizza - where did it came from?

@katzkii (140)
Philippines
April 21, 2007 2:17am CST
To all pizza lovers, did you know where it originally came from? Is it from Italy?
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11 responses
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
Hi, i searcd around and got this answer: At the height of the Persian Empire, it is said that the soldiers of Darius the Great (521-486 B.C.), accustomed to lengthy marches, baked a kind of break flat upon their shields and then covered it with cheese and dates. In 19th Century, Umberto I (1844-1900),Kind of Italy, and his beloved wife, Queen Margherita di Savoia (185101926), in Naples on holiday, called to their palace the post popular of the pizzaioli (pizza chef), Raffaele Esposito, to taste his specialties. He prepared 3 kinds of pizzas: One with pork fat, cheese and basil, One with garlic, oil and tomatoes; and another one with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes (in the color of italian flag). The Queen liked the last kind of pizza so much that she sent to the pizzzaiolo a letter to thank him saying "I assure you that the 3 kinds of pizza you have prepared were very delicious" Raffaele Esposito dedicated his specialty to the Queen and called it "Pizza Margherita". This pizza set the standard by which today's pizza evolved as well as firmly established Naples as the pizza capital of the world. It is an very interesting history story! ;p
• Italy
10 May 07
pizza cames from naples! the best pizza in the world!
@meritene (13)
• Italy
5 May 07
The ancient pizza was born 3 thousand years ago (more ol less...). Ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks too ate it... Actual pizza comes from Naples (Italy)-- second half of 18th century
@th_sia (164)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
Well said! It's from ITALY!!
@randy88 (685)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 07
pizza is come from Italy, but pizza which is we eat today is too much change from the originality
@orfeo77 (220)
• Italy
22 Apr 07
I am italian, i think it is born in italy and for me pizza is only the "Margherita": tomato,buffalo mozzarella,basil and olive oil. Pizza is my love
@chiyosan (30213)
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
well i guess it started way back in history and maybe not even from italy. :)
@breluste (45)
• Denmark
21 Apr 07
ciao ciao from the expert in PIZZA BRELUSTE dk... I am superitalian and I can ensure that pizza is coming from my country... GNAM GNAM from BRELUSTE dk
@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
21 Apr 07
I think it did come from Italy, Naples to be precise.
• United States
21 Apr 07
The Frugal Gourmet used to say " The Greeks taught the Romans to cook and The Romans taught the French and the french taught the rest of the world." I belive that the Greeks had a similiar dish before tHe Romans.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Pizza is an Italian food. It came from Italy. Pizza first made its appearance in the United States with the arrival of Italian immigrants in the late 19th century.