Six Things About Pizza

The wait might be a long one
The top five pizza sales days are Super Bowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Halloween and the night before Thanksgiving.

The origin debate
It is claimed that pizza originated in Naples, Italy. Back then it was flat bread with sauce and cheese. However, it is said that ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Israelites and other Middle Eastern cultures were preparing a variation of pizza prior to this.

Who knew?
The original mozzarella cheese, which is the most popular variety used in pizza, was made with Indian water buffalo milk in the seventh century.
 
While pepperoni is the most popular topping in North America, popular international toppings include pickled ginger and tofu in India, eel and squid in Japan, green peas in Brazil, coconut in Costa Rica and curry in Pakistan.

Dig in
The biggest pizza ever was baked in Norwood, South Africa, and was 100 feet across. It weighed 26 883 pounds.

If you’ve got money to burn
The most extravagant pizza is created at Nino’s Bellisima in New York City. The 12-inch pizza is topped with caviar, lobster, creme fraiche and chives. The indulgent creation sells for $1000, which breaks down to $125 per slice.