History of Pizza

The ancestry of pizza can be dated back 3,000 years ago. Mediterranean cultures like the Ancient Greeks made flatbreads with toppings like onions, garlic, herbs, cheese, and fruits.

Pizza as we know it, with tomato as a topping, was born in the 1700's in Italy. The earliest pizza is the marinara, which has tomato, basil, oregano, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil.

Pizza arrived in America in the 19th century, courtesy of Italian immigrants. It was primarily eaten by Italian-Americans until the 1940's, when American soldiers were exposed to it in Italy during World War II.

Now Americans can get pizza in a number of ways. They can dine-in at a restaurant, have it delivered to their home, they can make it from scratch, or they can get a frozen pizza from the grocery store and heat it in their oven whenever they want.