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Pizza Movement in the USA: Ingredients

Pizza Movement in the USA: Ingredients A Brief History of Neapolitan Pizza Neapolitan pizza, or “pizza Napoletana,” has its roots in the bustling streets of Naples, Italy, dating back to the 18th century. Originating as a humble food for the poor, Neapolitan pizza was an affordable and flavorful meal made with simple, local ingredients: soft wheat flour, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil. The Margherita pizza, one of the most iconic versions, was allegedly created in 1889 to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy, featuring toppings representing the colors of the Italian flag: red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil. The art of Neapolitan pizza-making has been passed down through generations, adhering to strict traditional methods that ensure authenticity. These include a specific dough-making process that involves long fermentation, hand-stretching the dough, and baking in a wood-fired oven at high temperatures for a brief period, resulting in a distinctively s [...]
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