There are 34.5 million #pizza posts on Instagram, making it one of the world’s favourite foods. So where did pizza come from anyways?
Pizza is widely assumed to have originated in Italy although many different cultures enjoyed baked flatbreads with different ingredients as a precursor to modern pizza.
In the 18th century, Naples residents began to add tomato to their yeast-baked flat bread, and by early 1800s, there were 54 pizzerias in Naples.
Legend holds that the Margherita pizza is so named after the Queen of Savoy. An Italian baker named Raffaele Esposito in 1889 baked 3 different pizzas for King Umberto I and Queen Margherita of Savoy. The Queen’s favourite pizza was the one with the three colours of the Italian flag: green (basil), white (mozzarella) and red (tomatoes) and the pizza was so named in her honour. This ultra-simple combination of dough, tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil in the Margherita continues to be a favourite. We add a touch of fresh grated parmesan to our Margherita because we think it tastes great!
The sky is the limit when it comes to unique and creative versions of pizza, from tuna sashimi, to smoked salmon & capers, from breakfast to dessert.
At Rad Pizza, we love the classics but we also love to experiment and innovate. Share your favourite pizza combinations with us by tagging us @radpizzcompany.