Before you consume your next delicious pizza at your local pizza takeout in Florence KY, you should consider that this prized and delicious meal originated as far back as the 1700s. Perhaps even longer! It was a food used by Neapolitans in Naples who were considered to be poor. They required an inexpensive food that was quick to eat, so they could continue to work and bring in money for their families. The wealthy even found their eating habits to be disgusting and laughable. Where pizza truly became famous, however, was in 1861 when Queen Margherita visited Naples. Tired of their food, they sought to try an assortment of pizzas from Naples’ Pizzeria Brandi. She was given a pizza topped with white cheese, red tomatoes, and green basil and immediately loved it. Although it would be awhile until pizza became a staple in the United States, this rich history of this succulent food just goes to show that sharing cultures can lead to some of the best inventions and innovations. Here are some new pizzas that have been made since that poignant moment in 1861.
For those who are looking for a healthy pizza, and yes they do exist, look no further than beet pesto pizza with goat cheese. You may be a little wary of using goat cheese, but when it is toasted and cooked? It is divine. The outside becomes a little crispy, and the inside is warm and creamy, creating a wonderful blend of texture to entice your taste buds. The beets are packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, so even while you’re enjoying delicious comfort food, your body is receiving key nutrients that it needs. How can you beat that!?
2. Cookies and Cream Pizza
On the complete opposite side of the health spectrum, consider the ultimate dessert pizza. The pie itself is essentially cookie dough that is then cooked like a pizza. The filling is sweet whipped cream with cream cheese frosting. Add some chocolate chips, crushed up cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, and drizzle either some dark or white chocolate syrup and you have yourself a mouth-watering treat. This one is definitely not for the faint-hearted, and instead for those looking to have a sugar rush to the max.
3. Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Pizza
A lot of people eat pizza for breakfast, but have you ever considered eating an actual breakfast pizza? The crust is made of cheesy hashbrowns, and all you need to do from there is add as much bacon as you want, some eggs, and a light touch of cheese–or a lot if you really like cheese. After it’s all cooked, you’ll have a creamy and crispy breakfast pizza to start your day.
Although chefs have come a long way since the origins of pizza, new inventions are being made every day. Why not have an adventure and try them all? Stop by your pizzeria and enjoy a slice of history.