Basic pizza myths busted
New York: Pizza is loved by foodies worldwide. As October is the National Pizza Month, make sure you know facts about the cheesy and delicious invention.
Here are some of the common myths:
1. Myth: Italians are solely responsible for creating pizza.
Truth: The tomato saucy, cheesy pizza pies as we know them today do have their roots in Naples, but the ancient Greeks are credited with making pizza-like dishes before that.
2. Myth: You can always count on pizza to be relatively cheap.
Truth: There’s actually one pizza that costs $1,000 in New York City and it includes caviar and lobster.
3. Myth: Most pizzas are ordered with plain cheese.
Truth: According to a data compiled by food delivery service Foodler in 2013, more people order pizza with toppings than just cheese.
4. Myth: Pepperoni is one of Italy’s greatest contributions to pizza.
Truth: Pepperoni is an Italian-American creation. In Italian, the word “peperoni” actually means “large peppers” (as in bell peppers).
5. Myth: Pizza should only be reheated in the microwave or oven.
Truth: They are great options, but so is the grill.