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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cheese Pizza Day

September 5th is dedicated as National Cheese Pizza Day. The cheese pizza that is pie shaped flatbread with toppings of your choice. In this case it is the choice of cheese alone. Cheese pizza was first enjoyed in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Naples (later to be part of Italy).

The working poor in Naples lived outside or in small homes. They did not have much money and relied on cheap food. Pizza which consisted of flatbread with toppings such as tomatoes, garlic, cheese, oil or anchovies was sold by street vendors. Pizza could also be found in informal restaurants.

Naples would officially become part of Italy in 1861 and by 1889 Queen Margherita and King Umberto visited Naples. Here the King and Queen would try pizza and legend has it that they fell in love with the mozzarella pizza. The pizza itself hosted mozzarella cheese, red tomatoes, and green basil. They also loved that the colors of the pizza were also the colors of the flag of Italy. It was not until 1940 when the rest of Italy would fall in love with pizza.

Pizza would gain popularity in the United States when Neapolitans immigrated to the new world. Lombardi's was the first pizzeria in the United States. It was located in New York City and established in 1905. The original oven is still in use but the restraunt itself has since moved. St. Louis, Chicago and Boston would join in on the pizza bandwagon. World War II would help make pizza even more popular with a variety of crusts and toppings growing more popularity in some areas more than others. Pizza would become famous world wide and is still enjoyed today.

Get a great deaal at Pizza Hut by using the promo code SAYCHEESE. Like a few toppings on your pizza?? The deal running today through September 11th has you covered with a 1/2 price pizza.

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  1. Oh, my where would I be without cheese pizza! I have served that more than any other food in my kitchen to the children! Cheese pizza still going strong to this day with the 3 year old nephew! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  2. Wow im so craving for pizza now! didnt know about the promo yesterday.wish I saw this post yesterday:-(

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  3. We love making our own vegan pizza. It's one of the most fun foods to eat, and delicious too.

  4. Wow this looks so tasty, I love pizza and it reminds me of my experience in Rome where pizza were made infront of us. that was so cool. thanks for sharing this.

  5. We love cheese pizza but we make a home made cauliflower crust and it's awesome! My kids love it!!! Shell

  6. Ugh, I can't believe I missed cheese pizza day! Oh well, guess we'll just have to eat it this week!

  7. This pizza looks so tempting and mouthwatering. My twins is obsessed in pizza. Well, I guess we all just have to eat this for this weekend.

  8. This one really made me crave for pizza I've been thinking about this all day, and now I have your yummy review I really need to have this.

  9. Dang it, I missed the date. I love pizza.

  10. This is such good information to know! I think with the amount of pizza we all consume we should definitely know some background.


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