Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What We Learned About Today: Pizza!

Pizza Moon © Holly DeWolf
© Holly DeWolf- Pizza Moon! ...Amore!
We took a much needed day off yesterday for a road trip. Any chance I get to escape the studio is a pretty big deal to me.

So today we learned about Pizza and it's origins. Like road trips, pizza is a pretty big deal in our house. In fact we have dedicated a whole day to it. Fat Friday is our day to make homemade cheesy goodness. 

What we learned about pizza: 

• In 6th Century BC- Darius the Great and his army baked a type of flat bread on their shields and then covered it with cheese and dates. 
• In 79 A.D - After Mount Versuvius erupted and smothered Pompeii on August 24 (the same day of the month my youngest was born) there was evidence of a flat flour cake that was baked and widely eaten at that time in Pompeii and nearby Neopolis, The Greek colony later to became Naples.
• For many people, especially among the Italian-American population, first named pizzas as Tomato Pie. Tomato pies are made the opposite way- first the cheese, then the toppings, and then the sauce.
• There is evidence that the Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptians and other ancient Middle Eastern cultures were eating flat bread that was cooked in mud ovens.
• Thanks to Italian immigrants, mostly in New York and Chicago, helped make pizza the popular food that it is today. 
• Some weird pizza toppings: Chocolate, baked-chili beans, bacon and banana, Layered seaweed, rice and eel (yuck) and cream cheese! 

What we like best: homemade dough, mozza, pizza sauce, bacon, pepperoni and green pepper. Bada-Bing and Amore! 

© Reagen DeWolf- Pizzamon! 

© Hannah DeWolf- Good Pizza! 

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