- You might have sliced a few pizzas on Monday’s Google Doodle, which featured pizzas from all over the world.
Google’s interactive Doodle lets you slice pizza with your cursor, with rules about how many slices you get and what toppings must go on each piece. Pizzas from Italy, Argentina, Canada, Hungary, Japan, Thailand, India, and Brazil represent cultures worldwide.
Why do we celebrate pizza on December 6th? The culinary art of Neapolitan “Pizzaiuolo” was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on the same day in 2007.
To put it another way, pizza became a cultural touchstone for the human race. Likewise, camel racing and “practices about the production and consumption of couscous” are also on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.
Margherita, pepperoni, white, calabresa, muzzarella, Hawaiian, magyaros, teriyaki mayonnaise, tom yum, paneer tikka, and dessert are among the pizza types available in the interactive game.
Tom yum pizza is inspired by the traditional Thai soup tom yum, and it is topped with shrimp and mushrooms and flavored with lime and lemongrass. If seafood isn’t your thing, try the Hawaiian pizza, which is topped with savory ham and sweet pineapple, or the paneer tikka pizza, topped with cottage cheese (paneer) and garam masala spices.
Google stated in a blog post that an estimated five billion pizzas are consumed each year globally 350 slices per second in the United States alone.
Although flatbread with toppings has been consumed for centuries in ancient civilizations ranging from Egypt to Rome, the southwestern Italian city of Naples is widely credited with inventing modern pizza in the late 1700s, according to Google in a blog post.
Margherita pizza has also been around for centuries. According to History.com, in 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples. They tried pizza, a commoner’s food, on the journey, and Queen Margherita’s cheerful endorsement of a pizza topped with cheese, tomatoes, and basil inspired the name for the modern margherita pizza.
Source: USA Today