Travel Photo of the Day: Pizza

Staff Writer
With all of the possibilities, it’s hard not to love this classic Italian dish

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Pizzas can be baked in a variety of ways, but some of the tastiest are wood-fired.

Well beyond its homeland, pizza is certainly one of the world’s most beloved dishes. Its very basic ingredients lend themselves easily to personal customization, which in turn makes it difficult for someone to not like one of the hundreds of possible variations of this Italian specialty.

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Like many of history’s greatest dishes, pizza was originally born out of necessity; it was originally intended to be an inexpensive food that could be consumed quickly by the working poor in Naples.

Because of this, the food was originally scorned by the Italian upper class until 1889 when Queen Margherita visited the city and enjoyed a simple pie topped with mozzarella, red tomatoes, and green basil — or the colors of the Italian flag. Since then, it is believed that an "Italy-wide pizza craze," that would eventually take over the world, was born.

Want to make the classic Margherita pizza at home? Check out our simple recipe!

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