We all got a mood in a week like this of Gwen Stefani when she said, “You know what? Part of me just wants to eat pizza and go to sleep.” We don’t get that mood only on Thursday night Pizza. So, pizza lovers, stop living the best time of your life, believing it could only happen on Thursday night. It’s like limiting yourself to just one slice of it.
The modern birthplace of pizza
You might just be hearing this now. But, for many people, pizza is not a trend but rather a way of life. Italy is home to two globally phenomenal dishes, pizza, and pasta. In that old country exists two of its distinct categories: Italian and the rest of the world.
Before it became pizza, the most basic form was called flatbread. It has a long story in the Mediterranean, including the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. The culture of these groups ate flatbread made from flour and water only. The way they cooked it before was by placing the dough on a hot stone. These cultures, though, have a variety of ways of eating it.
At a later time, the early pizzas reached southwestern Italy’s Campania region, home to the city of Naples. Hence, the modern birthplace of pizza. The city was densely packed with throngs of working poor, who typically had tiny spaces to call their home. Since they had to work most of the time, its quick-to-eat and easy-to-cook features were convenient for them.
Legend has it that pizza bloomed when bakers around 600 BC needed to use up their excess dough for the day. By doing so and by the strong patronage of workers, they developed an extremely popular food we now call pizza. People in Naples often garnished them with tomatoes, cheese, oil, anchovies, and garlic, just like many do today.
Breaking limits on pizza
If you’ve paid attention to some of the claims above, you should know by now that you shouldn’t be depriving yourself of a good slice or rather a box. However, you might be wondering how it could be possible when most of the time we have no choice but to turn our waiting game mode on to ace perfect timing on pizza deals. Otherwise, we need to ignore our cravings until payday.
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You can make it taste perfect for you
Believe it when I say you can make your own pizza that rivals even New York’s best. Why? Because it is easy to do, and you have control over its taste to suit your taste buds. Nothing beats the scrumptiousness of a homemade one crisped to perfection in the oven. Once you’re done, it would be hard to tell the difference between yours and a takeout slice. It’s like comparing a Mustang to a Lamborghini.
A lot cheaper but a ripper of a pizza
Usually, homemade costs less than takeout or delivered ones. Picture this one – you choose the ingredient, you do the work, and you don’t pay for the delivery fee. You don’t have to pay for anything extra unless you want to charge yourself for a job done, but I doubt you will. A fully homemade pizza, made lovingly from scratch, wouldn’t cost as much as you think.
You know what’s in it, and it’s healthier.
Most types of pizza, either store-bought or from the pizzeria, are high in calories and sodium, as they’re usually topped with cheese, salty meats, and plenty of oil. While many types are high in calories, fat, and sodium, those made with fresh, whole ingredients, such as the ones you make at home, can be a good choice.
Perfect bonding with kids
Pizza is a family favorite, most especially among kids. It is also one way to bond with them and get them to help in the kitchen. Because it is a simple and versatile activity, you and the kids will surely love doing this.
Aside from the fact that cooking is science, it also involves a lot of creativity. Making pizza is a great way to let children in the family get creative.
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