The Delicious Story of Pizza

The Delicious Story of Pizza

Posted on May 23rd, 2022

Pizza, favored by all ages, dates back to 1889. Pizza, garnished with Mozzarella and tomatoes, was normally known as the dish for poor people until it became a famous dish for the wealthy when Queen Margherita had it as a meal as well. Pizza, with sauces and spices such as basil and garlic added later on, gets recognition by other nations with the arrival of Italian immigrants to the United States.  The spread of pizza all over the world is due to the initiatives of the Americans.

At that time in Italy, pizzas were made with Mozzarella and tomatoes however later on were served with different ingredients used today. Pizza, which has spread quickly outside of the USA, has become a favorite dish for consumers of all ages.

Different Pizza Types For Different Palates

There are dozens of famous pizzas that appeal to different palates specially in the USA and Italy. In addition to the ready-made pizzas that are available at pizza restaurants you can also choose pizzas with only the ingredients you want to eat.

Vegetarian Pizza

The vegetarian pizzas are made mainly for consumers who prefer vegetables and generally ingredients such as peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheddar, Mozzarella, olives, onions and corn are used. In case there are any ingredients in the pizza which you do not like you can have it removed or have the ones you like added on more. Vegetarian pizza, often preferred by people who do not eat meat, contains less calories in comparison with other selections.

New York Pizza

The New York pizza type, which is popular with children, is more appealing to people who enjoy simple delicacies. This, light and easy to digest pizza is made of tomatoes, cheddar and onion on a thin crust. There is also a variant of this pizza made with ground mutton. You can make a choice based on your palate.

Neapolitan Pizza

Neapolitan pizza, which is one of the most popular among pizza varieties, appeals to all tastes due to its abundant of ingredients. This type of pizza meets expectations of consumers who enjoy intense flavors, which ingredients such as sausage, salami, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, corn, cheese and eggs are used.

Sicilian Pizza

The Sicilian pizza, which appeals cheese lovers, contains Mozzarella cheese, Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, dried tomatoes and various spices. You can be sure that you will be delighted by the delicate taste created by the mixed melted cheese topped with dried tomatoes. The secret to Sicilian pizza is, its thin crust. You will be able to taste the cheese better due to the thin crust.

Chicago Pizza

The Chicago pizza type, which has a different structure than the other pizzas, is known as deep-dish pizza with high edges and thick layer of toppings. The pizza which usually contains tomatoes and cheese gives it a layered appearance. The Chicago pizza, which you can add different ingredients depending on your wishes, is also a thick crust pizza.

Pizza Margherita

This pizza variant named after Queen Margherita is while also the first pizza made, it contains tomatoes, Mozzarella and basil. This variant loved by the Italian people emerged during the poverty and wartime period, in which Italian women would add ingredients that were available on the dough.

Tuna Fish Pizza

Tuna fish pizza, with its simplicity and lightness appeals to seafood lovers and is specially a preference for those on weight control diets. This pizza variant generally contains tuna, corn, onion, cheddar cheese, basil and thyme.

Types of Turkish Style Pizza

There are also varieties of Turkish pizzas that are very popular and appealing to the Turkish palate.  Specially by adding the pastrami, which is found in abundance in Kayseri region, a different flavor is achieved. You can surprise your palate by tasting this pizza type with its plenty of spice and pastrami. Another type of Turkish type is meatball  pizza. You can be sure that you will enjoy the meatball pizza, which have the most effective features of Turkish cuisine.