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National Pizza Day

February 8, 2023 All day

February 9th is National Pizza Day!

A Brief History of Pizza:

Pizza has a long and fascinating history that dates back thousands of years. The ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans all enjoyed flatbreads with toppings, and it is believed that the modern pizza evolved from these early versions. However, the pizza as we know it today originated in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century.

Legend has it that the first pizza was created in 1889 by a Neapolitan chef named Raffaele Esposito, who made a pizza with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy. The pizza was named “Margherita” after the queen and quickly became popular in Naples and beyond.

Pizza became increasingly popular in Italy and around the world throughout the 20th century, with the first pizzeria opening in the United States in 1905 in New York City. Today, pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world, with countless variations and styles found in countries across the globe.

Here’s to pizza!

Happy National Pizza Day!