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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Facts about Pizza

Americans eat billions of slices of pizza each year;
the annual per capita pizza consumption is 23 pounds.

Saturday night is the biggest night of the week for
eating pizza. Americans eat 90 acres of pizza per day.

During TV news broadcasts, most pizza is ordered during
the weather, and the delivery folks report that women are
better tippers!

Post Columbus - Tomatoes were brought back to Europe
from the New World. Originally they were thought to be poisonous,
but later became accepted and added to pizza.

In the 16th century - Maria Carolina, the Queen of
Naples convinced her husband, King Ferdinand IV to allow the
peasant dish pizza to be made in the royal oven.

In 1889 Raffaele Esposito, the most famous PIZZAIOLO
(pizza chef) created a pie for Queen Margherita - tomato,
basil and cheese, (to resemble the Italian flag) which
remains the basis for American pizza.

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