Pizza - Fast Food For Everyone

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Pizza are popular and favored among people of all origins, ages, genders, habits and traditions, especially aong the youth. Some like it hot and cripsy, some like it with mozzarella or cheddar, while some like it with herb like basil and oregano, and so on. Pizzas have some other names such as Pie, Capi in Serbia, Za and Elastic loaf in Iran.
Pizza is a flat, open-faced pie of Italian origin, consisting of a bread-like crust topped with seasoned tomato sauce and cheese, often garnished with savory meats and vegetables. Traditionally, pizza has been classified by thickness, shape, and assembly platform.

The pizza could have been invented by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, Romans, or anyone who learned the secret of mixing flour with water and heating it on a hot stone. In one of its many forms, pizza has been a basic part of the Italian diet since the Stone Age. This earliest form of pizza was a crude bread that was baked beneath the stones of the fire. After cooking, it was seasoned with a variety of different toppings and used instead of plates and utensils to sop up broth or gravies. It is said that the idea of using bread as a plate came from the Greeks who ate flat round bread (plankuntos) baked with an assortment of toppings. It was eaten by the working man and his family because it was a thrifty and convenient food.

The common belief is that Italians invented pizza, but its origin goes back to ancient times in the Middle East. The origin of the word pizza is uncertain. It is Italian for 'pie' and may have come from Latin pix 'pitch' or Greek pitta.

Generally, there are three levels of pizza preparation:

1.Sauces - Spices and seasonings for pizza sauce include oregano, basil, parsley, bay leaf, Mustard Powder and Hot Paprika, olive oil, garlic, onion and black and red pepper. Garlic and wine, fennel and beer, Sicilian and hot and spicy are different sauce options available.

2.Cheese options - When viewed from country of origin, the predominant type of cheese is Italian. The most common are mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, and Romano. However, other types - such as asiago, fontina, caciocavallo, bel paese, taleggio, gorgonzola, and ricotta-sometimes find their way onto “gourmet pizzas.”

Many non-Italian type cheeses such as cheddar, brick, Monterey Jack, muenster, gouda, colby, and Swiss or gruyere are also used on pizza. They’re often blended with mozzarella or provolone.

3.Options with toppings – Toppings include sausage, ham, meat, seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, asparagus, jalapeños, extra cheese and garlic.

Heaven on earth... that is what a man's grumbling stomach says to the sight of a freshly baked pizza! Next time your stomach is grumbling, you know exactly where to go.
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This article was published on 2010/03/18