Pizzas started in Naples, Italy but have spread around the world in different forms. Some of the pizzas from around the world were invented independently from their Italian versions. I guess the joy of dough and cheese is universal. We should make a new religion based on pizza to unite the diverse peoples of earth under a new world order. Pizzas have gone from peasant staple, to American street food to fine dining and lazy takeaways. A versatile dish which has been altered to suit the unique palates of many different races and cultures. How many of these have you tried? Let us know which your favorite is in the comments section .
The Neapolitan original is a beauty of crispy thin dough, mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil. My personal favorite because of its beautiful simplicity.
Pide are like oval shaped pizzas from Turkey. They usually have cheese and Turkish beef sausage on a crispy dough base. They are very appetizing so try one out next time you pass a Turkish ocakbasi restaurant.
Okonomiyaki looks kind of like a pizza and kind of like a pancake. It’s a Japanese pancake batter filled/topped with pork, squid, cabbage and various other ingredients then finished with a kind of thick sauce that tastes like Worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise.
The Chicago Pizza Pie looks more like a quiche than a pizza to me. The tomato sauce goes on top of the cheese and other toppings and the deep pizza pie crust rises up as high as 3 inches.
The New York Deli Style Pizza was invented in the early 20th century by Italian immigrants in Brooklyn. The first pizza to be sold by the slice, it has taken the world by storm, influencing pizzas in many countries. It’s even available from Domino’s in the form of the New York Deli pizza.