10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Pizzas

The Pizza is one of the most popular dishes in the world, having taken global cuisine by storm after first being invented in Italy. This simple serving of bread, cheese and interesting toppings can be seen all over the world at this point, with many big brands such as Domino’s and Pizza Hut who have helped spread the word. Even though nearly each and every one of us have eaten a slice of pizza at some point, there isn’t much we know about this cheesy delicacy. Here is a list that features 10 amazing things that you need to know about pizzas:

First Pizza Reference

We can see pizza’s being referred to quite commonly these days in films and television, but the first official pizza reference goes back all the way to 997 AD. This happened in a southern Italian town called Gaeta, where one person is said to have owed the bishop of the land ‘duodecim pizze’ or twelve pizzas. Twelve pizzas is a quite a heavy loan to have one your head at that point in time.

Pizza Burn

Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi had to pay the ultimate price for insulting Finnish food. When Finland won an International Pizza contest in 2005, they decided to name the winning pizza ‘Pizza Berlusconi’, in order to remind the Prime Minister of Italy of their culinary quality.