Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Did You Know These Fun Facts on Pizzas?

There's probably a handful of people who don't like pizzas. Most people, all over the world enjoy it's taste, feel and the complimentary drinks with it as well! There are some interesting facts about pizzas that you probably didn't know. Check these out -

1. Modern Pizza evolved from similar flatbread dishes in Naples, Italy [or according to recent studies even further north] between the 18th and 19th century.

2. The bottom of the pizza varies according to the style. The thin hand-tossed New York-style is usually preferred to the thick Chicago-style one.

3. People usually consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year and in a typical pizza eating session, an adult consumes about 744 calories.

4. The word 'Pizza' first appeared in 997 AD and the text stated that a tenant was supposed to give the bishop of Gaeta "duodecim pizze" or twelve pizzas every Christmas day and 12 more on Easter Sunday. However, those pizzas weren't like the ones we know of today. For starters about how they were different - they didn't have tomatoes on them.

5. The most expensive pizza in the world costs around $12,000 and you can order it from Pizza Louis XIII. When you do, the whole preparation will take place at your house and chef Viola will be there himself. However, this pizza is only 8 inches in diameter.

6. Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.

7. The longest pizza delivery was from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia.

8. In Italy, there is a bill to protect the traditional Italian Pizza which specifies the permissible ingredients and methods of processing. Pizzas which are made following the guidelines and abiding by the rules mentioned in the bill, can be referred to as "Traditional Italian Pizzas".

9. Joey Chestnut holds the record for eating the highest number of slices in 10 minutes. He ate a whopping 40 slices. Whether that was admirable or disgusting is for you to decide.

10. The largest pizza box in the world is 54 square inches and the average pizza sold today is around 14 inches in diameter.

11. Each person eats an average of 46 slices of pizza every year.

12. 62% of all pizzas consumed have meat.

The world's largest round pizza is 131 feet in diameter and gluten free. This was made in Italy (obviously) and was made using a 51,257-pound pie containing 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 1488 pounds of margarine, 8800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 551 pounds of rock salt, 55 pounds of vinegar and 220 pounds of lettuce.

Now that you have finished reading the article and are having a strong carving of a slice of pizza with a cold beer, you can just stop by at our Wembley Hotel and try our mouthwatering pizzas with a mud full of beer! 

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