Cookers 8ft. Pizza -
Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Hondo,
"Where the Toppings
Pizza's Colorful History
far pizza has become America's favorite food
over the past 50 years. Millions of pizza
pies are eaten daily, but how often do the
people eating the food stop to consider the
history. The true origins of this fine
cuisine are as colorful as any good pizza
pie heaping with toppings.
common belief is that Italians invented the
pizza, however the origins go back to the
ancient times. Even though we have yet to
uncover archeological evidence of a Dominos
Pizza before the last century, it is known
the Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptians and
other ancient Middle Eastern cultures were
eating flat, un-leaven bread that had been
cooked in mud ovens. The bread was much like
a pita, which is still common in Greece and
the Middle East today. Further it is known
that ancient Mediterranean people such as
the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were eating
the bread, topped seasoned with olive oil
and native spices.
class of the Naples, Italy is believed to
have created pizza in a more familiar
fashion. In the late 1800s a Italian baker
named Raffaele Esposito, was believed to
have created a dish for visiting royalty.
According to the story, the Italian monarch
King Umberto and his consort, Queen
Margherita were touring the area. In order
to impress them and to show his patriotic
fervor Raffaele chose to top flat bread with
food that would best represent the colors of
Italy: red tomato, white mozzarella cheese
and green basil. The king and queen were so
impressed that word quickly reached the
masses. The end results were that the dish
was well received to the extent that others
began to copy it.
beginning of the 1900's pizza made it's way
to the inner cities United States, thanks to
Italian immigrants, most notably New York
and Chicago, due to those cities having
large Italian populations. Small cafes began
offering the Italian favorite. American
soldiers further prompted the dish to become
very popular at the end of World War II,
having been exposed to it while serving on
the Italian front.
pizza has become just as American as
baseball and apple pie. Only because of its
most recent origins is it considered an
Italian dish. Huge U.S. based multi-billion
dollar corporations should be thankful for
the development along with poor college
students who can appreciate the fine dining
experience pizza has given them.
Cookers is making its' mark on history too.
We are the
"largest commercially available pizza".
You can't mess with
Texas, but with Dirt Road Cookers; you can
try to eat it!