Every February 9 is Pizza Pie Day celebration! Before World War II, pizza appeared in Italy and Italian immigrant communities. This cheesy plate has gone from a culturally appropriate meal to the star of the show wherever it goes! Listen to it for pizza!
History of Pizza Pie Day
Although the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks used flatbreads with toppings, the birthplace of modern pizza is Campania, southwestern Italy, home of Naples. As a Greek settlement, Naples was a thriving riverside city in the 1700s and early 1800s. Technically an independent kingdom, it was famous for its poor working-class, aka lazzaroni people. These Neapolitans demanded food that was inexpensive and could be consumed quickly. Pizza - flatbreads with toppings that can be eaten at any meal - met this need. These original pizzas have delicious toppings like tomatoes, cheese, oil, anchovies, and garlic. Well-off Italian authors appreciate Naples' innovation, often calling their eating habits disgusting.
In 1861, Italy was finally unified, and King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples in 1889. Legend has it that the traveling couple grew bored with their steady diet of French dishes and fell in love. ordered a pizza from the city's Pizzeria Brandi, founded in 1760. The queen's favorite is called pizza mozzarella, a pie topped with soft white cheese, red tomatoes, and green basil - very similar to the country. Italian period. Since then, this particular selection of toppings has been called pizza Margherita.
Lombardi's, the first pizzeria in the United States, which was started in New York City in 1905. The Neapolitans brought pizza to many other cities, including Trenton, New Haven, St. Louis, Chicago, and Boston. Pizza became popular all over the country, especially after the Second World War. Various crust styles and toppings became popular in different regions. Eventually, pizza made its way back to Italy, as well as other parts of the world.
However, even as the Queen loved the dish, pizza was little known in Italy outside of Naples until the 1940s. Across the sea, immigrants to the United States from Naples were reinventing the pie. their flat noodles in New York and other American cities. They are coming to work in the factory but accidentally make a culinary statement. Relatively quickly, the taste and aroma of pizza began to appeal to non-Neapolitans as well as to non-Italians.
Pizza Pie Day, also commonly known as National Pizza Day, is a day to eat pizza. Flatbreads with toppings were first appeared in Naples in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The working poor, or lazzaroni, live outside or in small houses, and need cheap food. Pizza consists of flatbread with toppings such as tomato, garlic, cheese, anchovies, and oil, and it is sold by street vendors and casual restaurants and eaten at any meal.
How to celebrate Pizza Day
Do I really need to tell you how to celebrate this wonderful day? All right, I will give you a few pointers to get you started! How creative are you? Would you like to make your own pizza step by step? I bet it is easier than you think! Come on, let us go to the kitchen and look around.
Grab your favorite cookbook or go to a search engine and search for pizza recipes. Rub! Look at all those options. Choose the one that speaks to you and get started. Make trying a new pizza from scratch a Pizza Day tradition! Not a fan of the kitchen? That is OK! Every city and town has plenty to choose from when it comes to this amazing dish.
Get out and try a new pizzeria - or two! Make it a great family adventure. Let the kids help figure out where to go. Maybe randomize the overlay and try something you have never had before.
Another fun way to celebrate Pizza Day is to have a pizza party. Why not meet a few of your loved ones and order some of your favorite pizzas? After all, what could be better than some good food and a good friend? You can keep things light and watch some movies together, or you can turn on the tunes and dance the night away! Up to you! Just make sure there's plenty of pizza on hand for everyone to enjoy.
You can also try to come up with your own pizza invention. There are so many weird and wonderful toppings people have put on pizza over the years. People have also created dessert pizzas i.e. Nutella covered pizzas and other delicious chocolates. You can find recipes through internet, or you can make your own. Make sure you share your creations on social media and make everyone drool for your creative pizza making skills!
Has your family participated in this holiday yet? If not, make sure you start now. Share your favorite recipes and ideas with us!
ObservedPizza Pie Day has been observed annually on February 9th.
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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Friday, February 9th, 2024