The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. The Romans developed placenta, a sheet of flour topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. Finally, modern pizza as we know it, originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. Cheese was added in 1889.
To make healthy pizza, attack the fat. Instead of full-fat mozzarella, sausage and pepperoni, increase the variety and quantity of vegetables and use a small amount of flavorful cheese, such as feta or Parmesan. Given the amount of pizza Americans eat, any choice to cut calories helps; collectively, we eat about 100 acres of pizza each day, which works out to 46 slices of pizza for every man, woman and child over the course of a year.
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- Quick Pizza Base
- Heart Healthy Pizza Dough
- Healthy Pizza Crust and Sauce
- Crispy Pizza Crust
- Thick Calzone Dough Pizza Crust
- Grilled Pizza Crust
- Grilled Pizza
- Sweet Honey Pizza Crust
- Roasted Vegetable Pizza
- Whole Wheat Veggie Pizza
- Easy Low-Fat Pizza Crust
- Turkey and Vegetable Pizza
- Smoked Turkey and Cranberry Gourmet Pizza
- Chicken Salsa Pizza
- Onion Olive Pizza
- English Muffin Pepperoni Pizzas
- Easy Cheeseburger Pizza
- Provolone Pizza with Chicken and Pesto
- Barbecue Chicken Pizza (2 Variations)
- Chicken and Stir-Fry Vegetable Pizza
- Homemade Vegetable Pizza
- Mexican Pizza
- White Pizza
- Artichoke White Pizza
- Classic Neapolitan Pizza
- Seafood Pizza
- Egg Lover Pizza
- Four Seasons Pizza
- Bread and Cheese Pizza
- Pear, Gouda and Cumin Pizza
- Italian Meat Lover's Pizza
- Sloppy Joe Pizza
- Deep Dish Pizza
- Hot Pizza Dip
- Easy to Bake Pizza
- Four-Cheese Pizza
- Double Tomato Pizza Margherita
- Pita Pizza
- Upside Down Pizza
- Topsy-Turvy Pizza
- Pizza Pockets
- Mini Vegetable and Feta Pizzas
- Chocolate Brownie Pizza
- Honey Graham Fruit Pizza
- Fresh Fruit Pizza
- Strawberry Pizza
- Strawberry Pizza II
- King Kong Cookie Pizza
- For a base, you can use any that you wish. It's important- and fun – to mix and match and experiment with different flavor combinations.
- All ovens vary in performance, so always check that your pizza is cooked to the desired crispness before serving.
- Keep your pizza toppings simple and the result will always be better.
- Unless otherwise stated, pizzas should always be served straight from the oven while the base is still crispy.
- Always use floured work surfaces and hands when working with pizza bases.
- It's always best to use fresh Mozzarella when possible.
Did You Know?
- Pizza Eaters. Among 8,000 Italians, weekly pizza eaters sliced their risk for digestive cancers by up to 59 percent. Credit goes to these cancer fighters: Lycopene-packed tomatoes and monounsaturated fats in the olive oil.
- When cooking only one pizza, save energy by cooking it in your electric fry pan instead of lighting the oven. The results will be a perfectly done crust and soft gooey cheese.
- Foods similar to pizza have been prepared since the 6th Century BC, when it is said that Persian soldiers baked flat bread covered with cheese and dates on their shields.
- Cumin seeds add a boost of flavor and aroma to homemade pizza dough.
- Pizza herb has anti-aging power. Many experts think getting more antioxidants is one way to fight the aging clock. The common pizza ingredient oregano has the greatest antioxidant concentration of any herb tested. Up to nine times more than other seasonings! Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
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