Margherita pizza is one of the best pizza flavor in the world, it is also one of the most famous ones. If by any chance you still don’t know or have never tried this flavor (like that’s possible) here is what it comes with: tomato sauce and, optionally, fresh tomatoes (red), mozzarella cheese (white) and basil (basil). It is quite simple, although, it is indeed very tasty. In the United States, Margherita is usually known as cheese pizza. However, there are some differences between the two flavors.
Do you know where Margherita pizza came from? Do you have any idea about the why it has its name? We are going to talk about three curiosities about this pizza you probably didn’t know about.
1 The Queen of Pizzas
First, let’s talk about the origin of the name. As you probably know pizza comes Italy, right? Well, not exactly, click here to find out more about pizza history. Margherita, on the other hand, it is very Italian. The name comes after the Queen Margherita of Savoy, wife of the King Umber I. This Neapolitan pizza is dated back to 1889, which was 28 years after Italy was unified. It was in 1889 that the Queen visited the city of Naples and the chef Raffaele Esposito decided to create a pizza resembling the Italian flag’s color, which is red (tomato), white (mozzarella) and green (basil).
2 Margherita x Cheese
Although some people know Margherita pizza as Cheese pizza, there are small differences you should know. As you already know, Margherita comes with mozzarella, tomato, and basil; whereas, the cheese pizza is much more simpler, consisting of tomato sauce and cheese only.
3 Neapolitan Pizza Type
A genuine Neapolitan pizza consists of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, also the dough has to be wheat flour. There are three official types of Neapolitan pizzas:
- Marinara, which is made with oregano, garlic, and peeled tomatoes;
- Margherita, as you know, comes with peeled tomatoes, sliced mozzarella, and basil;
- Margherita Extra comes with fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella from Campania, and peeled tomatoes
Today is Friday, and one of the best things to do on a Friday night is going out with friends, right? Well, whether you are going out, or staying at home, make yourself some pizza or call the closest restaurant to order some. It is like Kevin James says, “there’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap”.