The United States’ Love Affair With the Pizza

Pizza arrived in the USA, not surprisingly, with the Italian immigrants who came to the country in the late 19th Century. From that day pizza was sold throughout the Italian areas of the major cities from stands in the street. The original way pizza was sold in the street in Naples would have been in large cylindrical drums with false bottoms containing hot coals to keep it warm.

Officially The First Pizzeria?… Gennaro Lombardi was an immigrant who arrived in New York and settled in Little Italy in Manhattan. A grocer by trade, he opened a grocery store in 1897 and it is believed he opened the first pizzeria in 1905 having been granted a license. This came about when his assistant Antonio Totonnio Pero started making the pizzas for sale in the store. Being a poor area people would come in and ask how much they could have for whatever money they had, and would duly receive a slice relative to their funds. Totonnio later went his own way and set up his own pizzeria down in Coney Island.

Yet Another Claim To Being The First One Frank Pepe claims he opened up his Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven Connecticut before

What the Pizza Shops Don’t Tell You About How to Make Good Pizza

I recently wrote an article about how to make pizza dough at home as more and more people are trying to find ways to cut costs on their grocery bills. Around my area you can buy pizza from the chains like Pizza Hut and Dominos fairly cheap but in order to get good pizza from an Italian place you are looking at probably $9-12 a pie. If you have to feed a family like I do that would be at least a $20 evening just for pizza. So, I decided to embark on trying to find a pizza that I could make at home that was every bit as good as the good Italian restaurants. However, what I found out about the ingredients may surprise you.

Through my research online I found out that making a pizza that tastes and resembles those found in Italy and good American pizza shops really comes down to finding the right ingredients. Mainly it’s the dough that can make or break your pizza as tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese that are good quality are a little more easy to find at specialty stores. The flour to make a good pizza dough however is not that