It’s National Pizza Day. Yummy.
Okay, some flavorful history: The pizza you know and love would NOT exist without America? (South specifically) Yes, flatbread started back about 7,000 years ago in Sardinia, but those darn Spaniards brought the Tomato (it’s a fruit BTW) back to Europe. Another bite of history? The Tomato was first thought to be poisonous and grown as an ornamental plant. But in 18th century, some brave chefs in Naples put tomato and cheese on their flatbread…and there you have it. It became so popular, they named one after a favorite of Queen Margherita of Savoy. She loved the taste and the colors of Basil, mozzarella and tomato…same colors of the Italian flag.