Pizza is one of the most favored foods of people around the world and even though we may love it, most of us are unfamiliar with the greatest myths surrounding this Italian specialty.
There are 5 myths about pizza that can easily be refuted with the facts. Even though these myths can easily be checked and proven to be false, most people accept them as truths that we should have no doubts about.
The Italians were the first to make pizza
Pizza as we know it today originates from Naples but the fact is that the Italians were not the first to prepare it. Way back in ancient Greece, they had dishes very similar to the modern-day pizza.
Pizza is an inexpensive dish
In most restaurants, a delicious pizza won't cost you that much. But as with other traditional dishes, pizza has provoked famous chefs from around the world to transform it from something plain into an exceptionally luxurious food item. The most expensive pizza is made in a restaurant in New York, costing $1000.
Pepperoni is Italians' greatest contribution to pizza
Pepperoni truly is the most popular pizza topping, but the Italians were not solely responsible for this contribution. When it comes to the creation of the pepperoni pizza, Americans also played a part. The myth of adding pepperoni to pizza being an Italian invention is because of the origins of the word pepperoni, which is Italian and means large peppers.
The competition between the big pizza franchises is completely civilized
In 2011, several Domino's Pizza managers in Lake City, Florida, lit on fire a nearby Papa John's pizzeria, since they were their greatest competition in the city. This shows that the ways of competition are not affected by the place where you work or the money you earn.
Cold pizza needs to be heated in the microwave
If your pizza is cold, it's best to heat it in a pan. Put a pan on the stove with a little water in it. Place the pizza slices on top and cover it. After several minutes, you'll be enjoying warm, soft and delicious pizza - as if taken right out of the oven. Of course, some folks prefer to eat their pizza cold, without any heating at all.