Since 1889, people have been indulging in the delicacy that is pizza – true story! Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito whipped one up for the Italian King and Queen way back when and humanity has basically been loving it ever since.
Although pizza was long considered the poor working man’s food – eaten on the go with your hands, people have since gotten over it and embraced this mouthwatering delight! White Oaks certainly has with the new addition of our awesome pizza ovens.
In a matter of minutes, you and your party can enjoy perfectly prepared pies with your choice of freshly sourced toppings, some of which are grown right on site in our Chef’s garden! Wow your guests by adding them to your conference, social event, or maybe even your wedding!
Now here – check out these ten super random facts about pizza while you drool!
- The world’s largest pizza was made in Rome (obviously) by Dovolio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi, and Matteo Grannotte. It measured 122 feet and 8 inches in diameter and weighed in at 51,257 lbs.
- In the United States, $38 billion worth of pizza is sold annually.
- The first sign of frozen pizzas was in 1962. No one is entirely sure who is owed the title of “first ever” but both Totino’s and Tombstone claim responsibility for this ingenious invention in 1962.
- Widely considered the first ever pizzeria is called Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in Naples, Italy. They used ovens lined with lava rocks from Mt. Vesuvius located in the Bay of Naples to cook their za’s!
- Hawaiian pizza is, in fact not Hawaiian at all – it was created by Greek-Canadian Sam Panopolous right here in Ontario, Canada.
- NASA worked with a company by the name of BeeHex to develop a 3D pizza printer called the “3D Chef,” which would be capable of printing pizzas in space for astronauts.
- A restaurant once existed in Alaska called Airport Pizza which delivered pizzas by plane. It has since closed, but it was cool while it lasted!
- The longest pizza delivery was all the way from Opera Pizza in Madrid, Spain to Niko Apostolakis in Wellington, New Zealand…that’s 19,870km!
- An economic theory called the “Pizza Principle” exists which states that, since the 1960’s, the cost of slices of pizza have risen in parallel to the price of NYC subway rides. Jared Lander from Columbia University did some pretty intense research into this phenomenon and apparently, the trend still holds strong!
- Brazilian Domino’s locations in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro once stamped popularly rented DVD’s with thermal ink and flavoured varnish which smelled like pizza when heated. This meant that movie watchers literally smelled pizza when they ejected the disk and were served up a message reading, “Did you enjoy the movie? The next one will be even better with a hot and delicious Domino’s pizza.” Pretty genius!
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