I Guess We Missed National Pizza Day

It was February 9th and I apologize for the oversight.

But in case you are (were) interested, try this on for size:

There are few things more universally loved than a good slice of pizza. Whether you like your pizza thin and crispy, or thick and doughy, covered in pepperoni or loaded with veggies, there’s a pie out there for everyone.

In honor of National Pizza Day on February 9th, we’re taking a look at some of the most interesting facts about this delicious dish.

Did you know that pizza is thought to have originated in Italy, specifically in the city of Naples? The first recorded mention of pizza was in a document from the court of Duke Alfonso of Naples in 997 AD. At that time, pizza was a simple flatbread with garlic and oil, and it wasn’t until the late 1800s that tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese were added to the dish.

Pizza truly became a global phenomenon in the 20th century. After World War II, American soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with the dish and brought it back to the States with them.

Today, there are over 60,000 pizzerias in the United States alone, and pizzas are sold in countries all over the world. If you’re a fan of pizza, you’re in good company. Some of the most famous people in the world are self-proclaimed pizza lovers. President Barack Obama even has his own favorite pizza spot in Chicago, and he is known to order pies from there whenever he’s in town.

So whether you like your pizza plain or loaded, there’s no doubt that it’s a delicious dish that everyone can enjoy. So on National Pizza Day, be sure to indulge in a slice (or two)!

And of course, you can eat it on any day that you choose.

My problem with pizza is that most of the ones that you can buy in the United States are probably nowhere near authentic Italian. But I do not know that. I just suspect that.

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