When and where did the pizza originate?

The pizza originated in Italy right? Read on for the tasty facts

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When and where did the pizza originate?

The pizza as a flat bread can be linked to ancient times. The Ancient Egyptians were expert bread makers and remains of this type of bread can still be found in many tombs. Flat bread was also popular with the Ancient Greeks and the Romans. However, the modern pizza is inextricably linked to Italy where it first became popular in the 18th century. Naples is thought to be the home of the pizza – a description of this type of dish is given by the French writer Alexandre Dumas in 1830. Its popularity continued to flourish as Italian immigrants brought the recipe to America along with the rest of the world.

Answered by Bridget McDermott, How It Works contributor.

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