It’s said that the all-time classic “Pizza Margherita” was first created on the 11th of June 1889 by the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito to honour the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. The classic Margherita is garnished with 3 simple but yummy ingredients: tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil – representing the national colours found on the Italian flag.
For over a hundred years the Pizza has now taken many shapes and forms and made it into our hearts and stomachs all around the world..
The Dalai Lama
A few years ago, in 2011, an Australian news station had the great honour of interviewing the Dalai Lama. Seizing the moment, one of the anchors made the best of this special moment to try out his pizza joke.
“The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and says, ‘Can you make me one with everything?’”.
See this historical moment down below:
From one side of the world to another.
Previous Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi looked down upon Finnish cuisine after his visit to Finland in 2005. After, amongst other delicacies, trying the smoked reindeer saying that he had to “endure” the Finnish cuisine during his stay.
Ironically, a couple of years later a Finnish chef, Jarmo Valtari, took first place in the famous New York Pizza Show. Amongst his competitors being two Italian chefs.
The award-winning pizza was later named “Pizza Berlusconi” by the chef himself, taking pride in the pizzas special topping – Smoked reindeer.
Even though the Calzone is my all-time favourite, I approve of all pizzas, in all shapes and sizes and with various toppings!
What’s your favourite topping?