According to a news report from, “Leading authority on Italian wine Burton Anderson once said if Naples had managed to patent the pizza it would now be among Italy’s wealthiest cities instead of one if its poorest.”

“Pizza in some form is now found everywhere in the world, however it wasn’t until it was taken to America by Italian migrants that it became an international food, with pizzerias springing up all over the world,” said the story. “Flat discs of bread with or without toppings have been used throughout the Mediterranean in different guises for centuries. Pitta bread and pizza bread have many obvious similarities – both in name and application – and it is believed the word pizza was used as far back as 997AD.”

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