Pizza Margherita, everyone loves it. But do you know where it came from? In 1888 Italy was ruled by King Umberto, whose wife was Queen Margherita. On a visit to Naples, the queen helped create the iconic pizza. Along with chef Raffaele Esposito, who owned Pizzeria Brandi.
Did you ever wonder where this amazing treat originated?
Pizza Margherita, everyone loves it. But do you know where it came from?
In 1888 Italy was ruled by King Umberto, whose wife was Queen Margherita. On a visit to Naples, the queen helped create the iconic pizza. Along with chef Raffaele Esposito, who owned Pizzeria Brandi.
The two set out to create a pizza that resembled the Italian flag. Considering the ingredients readily available it was not a herculean task.
Red, White, and Green
In case you did not know, the Italian flag is red, white, and green. 🇮🇹
For the red they chose tomatoes. The ripest tomatoes they could find were the beautiful Campari varietal. The same vine ripened tomatoes we use here at Salumeria Pomodoro for our Pizza Margherita.
White is the cheese. Fresh hand spun mozzarella. At Pomodoro our mozzarella is hand spun in the old traditional by a first generation Italian cheesemaker. Sliced fresh and deliciously tender when melted.
Finally for green they used fresh basil. The aroma and texture help finish what is considered the most iconic dish to come from Italy.
Specialità Tradizionali Garantite – Traditional Guaranteed Specialty
Since 2009 the pizza margherita is an STG product. This is a European Union organization. It helps promote and protect names of quality agricultural products and foodstuffs. Some of the specifics of a making a great pizza are spelled out in these rules. Pomodoro follows all of them. We created the perfect pizza margherita and brought it to Huntington.
Want to try one? Make a reservation today! Or just stop in and visit. We would be thrilled to serve you.
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