*Italian Food—pizza and pasta
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Pizza has a history that goes back to the ancient Egyptians, yet the flat bread with toppings evolved with the Greeks and the Romans who would sprinkle olive oil and add toppings similar to that of the pizza we know of today. In the mid to late 1800’s in Naples, it is said, that Queen Margherita was hungry and wanted something different to eat, in order to impress, Pizzeria Brandi made a pizza with the colors of the newly united Italian flag: Green-basil, White-mozzarella and Red-tomatoes and called this flat bread-like concoction after the queen herself, Margherita. Hence the Margherita pizza was born. Today in Italy, if you want, you can get hot dogs, which they refer to by the German name wurster, on your pizza. My favorite is the Pizza Napoli with anchovies. What’s your favorite?
Read about gelato’s history here
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