Tuesday, October 3, 2023

It is National Pizza Month

While it would not surprise me to learn every month is "pizza month", October is actually National Pizza Month - certainly something to celebrate with the ones you love! So to start our month of celebrating pizza, let's start with some fun pizza facts - did you know . . .

  • The origin of pizza goes back to ancient times. Greeks and Egyptians were cooking a pizza like flatbread and topping it with olive oil and spices. The “modern pizza” as we  know it evolved in Naples Italy, when tomato was added to in the late 18th century.
  • Americans love pizza in fact so much so that we eat about 100 acres of pizza everyday according to the National Association of Pizza operators. That’s a whopping 350 slices every second!
  • Americans love football and they love pizza, so it fit together perfectly like two slices from the same pie. There are four other days that are full of pizza Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
  • Did you know that there is technical term for “crust”? Well there is, it’s called cornicione or the “end crust”.
  • Italian researchers have claimed eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59%, colon cancer also fell by 26% & mouth cancer by 34%.
  • When you think of delicious pizza toppings Mayo does not quickly come to mind, but in Japan Mayo on pizza is normal. 
You will find more fun pizza facts at this link

So celebrating National Pizza Month is simple - gather the people you love and make - or order - your favorite pizza then enjoy the pizza together!

There are many ways to make your own pizza - one simple way is to get naan bread, let each person top however they like, bake, and enjoy!

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