NATIONAL DEEP DISH PIZZA DAY
The doorbell rings, and you hear the other people in the house all yell, “The pizza is here! The pizza is here!”
April 5th recognizes a food holiday that pizza lovers all across the country will enjoy. It is National Deep Dish Pizza Day.
•In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese which some people believe is the beginning of the pizza.
•In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie.
•A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
•The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
•The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the area surrounding Naples.
•It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
•The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 in New York’s Little Italy.
•Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Order (or make) your pizza a deep dish one. Then top it with whichever toppings you choose and enjoy it! Use #DeepDishPizzaDay to post on social media.
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