The word pizza was 1st documented in A.D. 997 in Gaeta, Italy. The history of pizza goes WAY back to when ancient cultures would make flatbreads and now there are pizzerias all over the world, the 1st pizzeria opening in Naples, Italy in 1738, and Gennaro Lombardi being the 1st Pizzeria in the US in 1895 in NY. These flatbreads were consumed by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks as well.
You can have so much fun with pizza. Mix it up, switch it up, and customize it just like you like it. when it comes to the crust, you can have Chicago style, deep dish, thin-crust, even cauliflower crust for the gluten-free folk.
When it comes to what you have on it, there are SO many options; different meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits, and whatever makes your heart happy.
Here are a couple fun facts about pizza that I found on the National Day Calendar:
A team delivered pizza to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in 2016.
The altitude was 19,347 ft
I love a good slice of "New York-style pizza". Big, flat, and greasy...that's my fav! I prefer sausage and extra cheese and extra sauce. I also like dipping my pizza with marinara sauce (if it needs it) and I almost always dip it in ranch.