Saturday, April 30, 2011

116 - Margherita Pizza

116 - Margherita Pizza, originally uploaded by carolfoasia.
I just learned why it is called Margherita Pizza:

Pizza Margherita is a pizza prepared according to a recipe of the Italian chef Raffaelle Esposito. The pizza was first made in 1899 when Queen Marghereta visited Napels to escape a cholera epidemic in the north of Italy. The ingredients used to make a Margherita pizza, tomatos, mozzarella cheese and basil, imitate the colors of the Italian flag. Queen Margherata liked the pizza so much that she wrote a thank you letter to Esposito, who decided to name the pizza after the Queen.

1 comment:

  1. It's so pretty! This was Jonathan's favorite when we were in Italy.