World Cup Baseball City ….Pizza Evaluations
Along with checking out the ballparks for the 2009 World Cup, we are also engaging in some local food fare. In Italy having pizza is pretty common. Unlike the Pizza hut or dominos we get back home the pizza here is on a very thin crust. The word Pizza comes from a latin word Pinsa meaning flatbread. Margherita Pizza is probably the classic and comes with a story as does everything in Italy. A pizzeria in Naples made a Pizza for Queen Margherita back in the 1800’s which contained the 3 colors of the flag white (mozzarella), red (tomatoes) and green (basil) on some ” Pinsa” . She loved it and the rest is history. The typical Italian pizza is about 12 to 14 inches wide and about 6-8 small slices.
Not to be outdone… I think I saw the largest pizza ever today in Zagreb Croatia. when it came out, I had to see the oven this thing came from. SInce we are measuring fields, etc…. I had my trusty tape measure at my side and got a very accurate assessment that might exceed Pizza standards ( if there is such a thing) . At 27 inchs and 14 slices it might have the edge in the Europe Pizza battles as it relates to quantity. It was crazy and good. Anyway..third day for pizza. Thats about my limit.