Pizza is not only from Italy - level 3

Pizza is not only from Italy - level 3

22-08-2011 9:00

If you think that pizza comes from Italy, well, you’re wrong. It is their national food but actually, pizza is a mixture of ingredients from all over the world. The pizza bread comes from the early Greeks, tomatoes (which MUST be there) come from America, cheese is, of course, made everywhere. But it was the Italian poor people who baked and ate it in the streets. In about 1889, Queen Margherita saw it and wanted to try pizza. She liked it so much that she invited a chef to her palace and he started baking different kinds of pizza for her. He named a pizza after her - Pizza Margherita - with tomatoes, cheese and herbs that represented the red, white, and green colours of the Italian flag. Even today it’s one of the most popular kinds of pizza. Italian immigrants brought pizza to other European countries and America but it was the soldiers who came back from World War II who made pizza so popular. They wanted to eat pizza at home. Now pizza is a multi-billion dollar business and you will find pizzerias all over the world. Of course, there are local variations: the Japanese use mayonnaise, in Mexico they have pizza with tacos and chilli, in Slovakia they use a special type of cheese. Pizzas come with different toppings, in many shapes and forms. They can be vegetarian or with meat; it’s up to you what you put on it.

With this video you can make pizza by yourself!

Written by Hana

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