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Who invented pizza

03 November 2011

The Greeks could not think that their bread cake will be a different and loved, and even become a kind of cult.

Pizza - one of the most popular dishes in the world. So popular it is made ease of cooking and the variety of recipes. Everyone can choose and the dough and toppings to your taste. Or do not strictly adhere to recipes, and give free rein to his own imagination. And the extraordinary bright look of this dish will make attractive even everyday table.

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Many consider the birthplace of pizza Italy, but it is not quite true. The idea belongs to the ancient Greeks, who began to bake big, round and flat cakes, along with the usual bread. For the filling use leafy vegetables, some meat and even fruit, sprinkle with spices and herbs. In Italy, cakes, called "pizza" were popular among the poor and sold on the streets and squares. After the import of tomatoes to Europe in 1522 there was the prototype of the modern pizza and cheese became its integral part only in 1889 thanks to the Neapolitan baker Raphael Esposito. Celebrity chef used the tomato, basil and cheese, which has created a color similar to the Italian flag. It made itself Queen Margaret admit pizza.

There are many different recipes for pizza in view of regional flavors and traditions. For example, in India, for the filling used pickled ginger, minced mutton and local cheese; Japan - squid, potatoes, bacon, mayonnaise; Brazil - green peas. Australians eat pizza with shrimp and pineapple, and coconut with Costa Ricans. In France, prefer bacon, onion and fresh cream.

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But the most ardent admirers of pizza were Americans. Since 1987 officially declared the month of October pizza. Every second in the United States eats about 350 slices of pizza, and the annual sales income of more than 3 billion dollars. There are many types of American pizza toppings used for a wide variety of products: meat, seafood, mushrooms, vegetables and fruits, nuts, all kinds of cheeses, spices and sauces. New York pizza is large, thin and flexible slices, Chicago pizza - on thick flat shortcake, and sometimes two, cut not only in the wedges, but three or four square. California contains innovative ingredients: bean sprouts, carrots. peanut sauce, and grilled pizza recipe that was created in Rhode Island, is baked on the grill.