Pizza around the World
The Question of who has created the first pizza caused much debate for over 3,000 years. However as the 9th of February is national pizza day, we thought we would celebrate our love for pizza and travel by creating a list of some of the different types of pizza around the world. Take a look below for our top types of pizza to try whilst globetrotting:
Originating in Italy calzone is a variation on the typical Italian pizza with a twist. The circular dough is folded in half and then stuffed with regular pizza toppings looking just like a pizza folded in half! The dough of a calzone is traditionally made with a mixture of flour, water, yeast, salt and olive oil, once the dough has been made it can be stuffed with a mixture of cheese, meats and vegetables.
Deep dish pizzas are often referred to as the Chicago pizza or New York pizza, this is due to them first being made in Chicago. The main concept of the deep dish is to be very thick with an extra deep crust, the centre is then filled with extra fillings especially tomatoes and cheese. Unlike other pizzas the deep dish is designed to be eaten with a knife and fork.
Lahma Bi Ajeen
A Lahma Bi Ajeen is a Lebanese pizza which translates to meat with dough. The pizza is very unique consisting of a flat bread base and a mixture of spicy ground meat toppings, Lahma Bi Ajeen is one of the very few cheese-less pizzas.
The margherita is another popular pizza originating from Italy, with history suggesting it received its name when an Italian Queen was visiting Naples! A typical margherita is very thin and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, olive oil, sea salt, garlic and Mozzarella. The margherita itself is a very simple pizza to make, however in order to receive its name it has to be made in a certain way, the ingredients of the pizza must be fresh and of a high quality and the base must be cooked quickly at a high heat.
The neapolitan is another pizza popular in Italy, as with many Italian pizzas the pizza is made from fresh ingredients and has set characteristics. A neapolitan pizza is much smaller in size with a slightly doughy centre, they are cooked at a very high temperature for less than 90 seconds and lastly are topped with more sauce than cheese.
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Date Created: 07 February 2016 by Kim Coppins