When most of us talk about Italian food, we are definitely thinking about Pizza. According to some researchers, 9 of 10 people try the Italian Pizza when they visit Italy. Even though there are so many countries best known for some of their national dishes, there are just a few of them that have the ability to create an international favorite.
Although Pizza did not actually get its start in Italy, today there are several well-known Pizza varieties in Italy.
This pizza was made for the first time in 1899 when Queen Margherita visited Naples in order to escape the chlorella epidemic in North Italy. It is a traditional Pizza that imitates the colors of the Italian flag and has tomato, mozzarella cheese, and basil.
This Pizza is based on tomato sauce with a topping of mushrooms or like Italian called it Fungi, prosciutto, artichoke hearts, olives, and oregano.
Pizza Quattro Formagi
The ingredients used to make this Pizza are four different types of cheese. The combination is made with fresh mozzarella and three additional local pieces of cheese such as Gorgonzola, ricotta and Parmigiano –regiano.
Pizza Quattro Stagioni
This is a traditional Italian Pizza, divided into four sectors – one sector for each season: Autumn with tomato and mozzarella, Winter with mushrooms and boiled eggs, Spring with olives and artichokes and Summer with fresh tomato and peppers. This creates a good sampler Pizza with a combination of different kind of toppings.
Italian tuna Pizza is based on olive oil with popular toppings like anchovies, she shellfish, and shrimps.
These types of Pizzas are smaller than the usual and often filled with either meets or fresh vegetables like rocket and mozzarella.
Dessert pizzas are the newest trend in Italy and of course, they are very popular. Most often they have a combination of toppings such as Nutella, Honey, fruit jams, yogurt and many other sweet pleasures.
There are much more toppings like sausages, cherry tomato, caramelized onions, anchovy, pesto and so many others. You just need to choose your favorite flavors and you would feel the taste of the most delicious Italian Pizzas.
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