Who invented pizza?

Now this is a question that can spark quite a conversation! Let’s dive deeper, shall we?

The invention of pizza as we know it today is attributed to the Italians. While the exact origins of pizza are not well-documented, it is believed to have originated in Naples, Italy. Early versions of pizza can be traced back to ancient times, where people would top flatbreads with various ingredients. However, it was in Naples that the modern pizza, featuring a thin crust topped with tomato sauce, cheese, and various toppings, became popular.

The first one!

The most famous and traditional style of pizza from Naples is the Neapolitan pizza, which is made with simple and high-quality ingredients. It typically has a soft and chewy crust, a thin layer of tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and toppings like basil and olive oil. Neapolitan pizza is often cooked in a wood-fired oven at a very high temperature, resulting in a deliciously crispy yet tender crust.


  • Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • Tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Here is how to do it:

  1. Preheat your oven to the highest temperature possible (typically around 475-500°F or 245-260°C). If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough into a round shape, about 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. If using store-bought dough, follow the instructions on the package.
  3. Place the rolled-out dough onto a baking sheet or a pizza peel lined with parchment paper.
  4. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce over the dough, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.
  5. Tear or slice the fresh mozzarella into small pieces and distribute it evenly over the sauce.
  6. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Drizzle a little olive oil over the pizza.
  8. Transfer the pizza into the preheated oven (or onto the preheated pizza stone) and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted and started to bubble.
  9. Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool slightly. Tear or sprinkle fresh basil leaves over the top.
  10. Slice the pizza and serve it hot. Enjoy!

Don’t top it up with Pepsi or Coca Cola. Rather try a sparkling cold water.


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