Pepperoni Pizza is Number One

Pepperoni Pizza

What is Pepperoni Pizza?

Pepperoni is a spicy Italian-American variety of salami (a dry sausage) usually made from cured pork and beef, but poultry may be added, if labeled correctly, for less expensive versions. It is a descendant of the spicy salamis of southern Italy, such as salsiccia Napoletana piccante, a spicy dry sausage from Naples or the soppressata from Calabria. Thinly sliced pepperoni is a popular pizza topping in American-style pizzerias.

Pepperoni Pizza is Number One

Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second. And 36 percent of those pizza slices are pepperoni slices, making pepperoni pizza the number one choice among pizza toppings in the United States. However, in India pickled ginger, minced mutton, and paneer cheese are the favorite toppings for pizza slices. In Japan, Mayo Jaga (a combination of mayonnaise, potato and bacon), eel, and squid are the favorites. Green peas rock Brazilian pizza shops and Russians love red herring pizza.

Considered a peasants meal in Italy for centuries – modern pizzza is attributed to baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples. The first pizzeria in North America was opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi at 53 1/3 Spring Street in New York City

Courtesy: Marry Bellis

Read the history of Domino’s Pizza here

To make Pepperoni Pizza, visit this beautiful recipe
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  • Jagan  On July 3, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Do you know how much water is needed to prepare a pizza? I have just today delivered a lecture on ‘water crises’

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