Pizza is the first thing to pop in our heads when we hear “fast-food.” Pizza is one of the most popular fast foods savoured by everyone. Whether we are at work or lazing around the home, we can’t say no to Liverpool pizza. But did you know that this celebrated fast food has ancient roots? For centuries, people enjoyed pizza in different forms. In ancient times, flatbreads were topped with different ingredients and made into simple meals. It was not until the late 18th century in Naples that pizza got its current form.
Under the leadership of the Bourbon king, the city of Naples bloomed into one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe. While the urban economy was struggling to stabilize, people were battling poverty and hunger. The working class needed food that was cheap and yet filling. And pizza served both the needs. Initially, street vendors sold pizza and would cut the flatbread according to the needs and budgets of their customers. These flatbreads were topped with easy-to-find ingredients that were savoury yet inexpensive. The simplest of pizzas were topped with lard, garlic, tomato, and salt.
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