Where Did Pizza Come From?


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Pizza was originally invented in the Greek settlement of Naples between the 1700s and early 1800s. It was originally developed in response to the need for an inexpensive food that could be eaten quickly by regular working class Greek citizens. It was sold in informal restaurants and by street vendors.

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The first pizzas that were eaten by the working class and poor people of Naples were made from flatbread that included garlic, cheese, oil, tomatoes and anchovies. A restaurant in Naples named Pizzeria Brandi, which was founded in 1760, was responsible for coming up with a pizza that consisted of green basil, red tomatoes and soft white cheese that became what is now known as the modern day Margherita pizza.

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