the birth of pizza . . .
Clubs of America | Jan 30, 2015
In Italy in the year 1889, there was a tavern owner by the name of Don Raffaele Esposito, who was a loyal subject of the royal matriarch at the time, Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni. Because he was well known for his tasty menu, an extraordinary request was made of him. He was asked to prepare a special dish for Her Highness the Queen.
Mr. Esposito started with the standard oven-baked flatbread (known at that time as pizza), and modified it be fit for his Queen. He layered it with ripe fresh red tomatoes, white-fleshed mozzarella cheese made from the milk of water buffalo, and lavished it with fresh green basil.
The Queen couldn’t help but notice that the colors were those of her Italian flag — red, white and green. She loved not only the patriotic look, but the pizza as well. Soon Margherita Pizza was a menu staple throughout Southern Italy. Your favorite Pizza of the Month Club bows to the Queen!
More Politics and Pizza . . .
Yes, the two are tightly tied. When pizzarias in and around Washington D.C. experience a big jump in late night deliveries to the White House or Pentagon, it’s usually a sign that something big is in the works. Historically, more often than not, a major news release follows within three days of those orders for pizza.
Take a Close Look at this Month’s Chicago Deep Pan Crust Pizza Selections from your Favorite Pizza of the Month Club
#1 – THREE MEATS GOURMET PIZZA
Meat lovers unite! This one’s heavy with spiced pork sausage, Italian beef, and a boatload of bacon, topped with mozzarella and our signature pizza sauce of tomatoes, spices, onions, garlic, oils, Romano and Chablis.
#2 – THAI CHICKEN GOURMET PIZZA
Spiced tender chicken breast strips are snuggled by green onions, shredded carrots and mozzarella cheese. The spicy peanut sauce offers the perfect touch, made with peanut butter, Red Seed of Chile and Teriyaki.
#3 – ALL OVER GREEN GOURMET PIZZA
Need a little green? This one’s for you! Fresh sliced green peppers, sliced artichokes and broccoli morsels are coated with a blanket of mozzarella. All good, but the BEST part is the basil garlic oil sauce! It’s loaded with olive and corn oils, basil, garlic, cayenne pepper, and spicy Romano cheese.