5 Amazing Pizza Facts That You Should Know
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Isn’t pizza the best thing that has happened to us?
Well, if you get to know some of the most incredible facts associated with pizza you’ll realize why this Italian delicacy has made people fall head over heels in love with it, especially in the U.S. The extent of love and respect people have for pizza can be guessed from the fact that one Domino’s pizza delivery guy, James Gilpin, reported to have received $1,268 as a tip. Wow! This slightly over generous tip was given to the delivery guy by some CEO named Keith Newman when Gilpin made the delivery of pizza worth $12.50 at IWU chapel of Wesleyan University.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are more stunning facts related to pizza and its history than you can ever imagine. So let’s get down to them.
1- Pizza & Kids
According to the United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) adult women eat less pizza than adult men. But girls of ages between 6 & 19 eat pizza more than guys in any given age group. Moreover, in the U.S. 4% of pizza is eaten by kids in breakfast only.
2- The Word “Pizza”
The word pizza was used in Italy years before the arrival of tomatoes in the country. The word first appeared in 997AD. Of course pizza was different in those days. It was a just a leavened crust of crispy dough which was sometimes coated with raisins and honey.
3- Expensive Pizza
The world’s most expensive pizza costs just $12,000. Amazing, no? If you ever get a chance to order Pizza Louis XIII from the Chef Renato Viola, make sure you’ve taken a second mortgage on your property. This pizza has three types of caviar, Mediterranean lobster, red prawns and sea cicada.
4- Largest Pizza
To nobody’s surprise, the world’s largest pizza was prepared in Italy. Dovilio Nardi, a founder of pizza chain in Italy led a team of chefs to prepare the world’s largest pizza that weighed 51,257lbs. It contained 19,800lbs of flour, 10,000lbs of tomato sauce, 8,800lbs of mozzarella cheese, 1,488lbs of margarine, 551lbs of rock salt, 220lbs of lettuce, and 55lbs of vinegar.
And oh yes, the name of this pizza was “Ottavia” – a reference given to Rome’s first emperor, Octavian Augustus.
5- Pizza & Pepperoni
In the U.S., pepperoni is to pizza what jam is to bread. You will find about 40% of pizzas in the country with pepperoni topping. Can you make a rough guess of how much pepperoni is used in pizzas every year in the U.S.? 251,770,000lbs!
The power of pizza is surely not to be undermined at any cost. According to the new report of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans tend to spend about $37 billion every year on pizzas.
So, if you ever find yourself in Ohio, U.S. and want a taste of world’s most sought after Italian delicacy in Cincinnati, then you shouldn’t try harder than calling Pizza Tower – the best pizza in Cincinnati. Order our pizza service online right now to believe why we’re the best!
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