Pizza

Story of Pizza

 比萨的故事

  Ancient Pizza

No one knows the exact origin of pizza, but the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean area had foods that were ancestors of pizza. The ancient Greeks wrote about a flat pie with toppings, called maza, that was very popular.

Marco Polo brought a new kind of flat bread back from China in the 1300s that was also favored by the Italians.

古代比萨

没有人知道确切的起源比萨饼,但古老的文明在地中海地区的食物,祭祖先的比萨饼。古希腊人写的一个带有装饰的平馅饼,所谓马萨,这是很受欢迎。

在1300年马可波罗从中国带来了一种新的平板面包这也是意大利人的青睐。

 Add Cheese

In the Middle Ages a new kind of cheese made from the milk of water buffaloes was brought back from India. It’s name? Mozzarella. The breads topped with this cheese were even more like modern pizzas.

 添加奶酪

在中世纪一种新型的奶酪由牛奶的水牛是从印度带回。它的名字?奶酪。在面包突破这一奶酪甚至更像现代比萨饼。

  The Great Tomato Discovery

The discovery of the New World brought more than gold. The Spanish explorers to South America and Mexico brought the first tomato plants back to Spain. They thought that tomatoes were poisonous and decorative. It wasn’t until years later that some Italian, no one knows who, ate a tomato and a new era of Italian cooking began.

发现大番茄

发现了新的世界带来超过黄金。西班牙探险家到南美和墨西哥带的第一个番茄植株回到西班牙。他们认为,西红柿是有毒的装饰。直到多年后,一些意大利,没有人知道是谁,吃出西红柿和一个新时代开始的意大利烹饪。

 Put It All Together: The First Real Pizza

The first modern pizzas were invented in Naples, Italy. The poor people of the town made several kinds of pizzas, but the first official pizza was made for Her Majesty the Queen Margherita. Raffaele Esposito made a special pizza to honor the Italian flag that had white mozzarella cheese, red tomato sauce, and fresh green basil. It became so popular that it is still sold today as Pizza Margherita.

 把它全部放在一起:第一个真正的比萨

第一届现代比萨饼发明在意大利那不勒斯。穷人的城市提出了若干种比萨饼,但第一次正式的比萨饼是为女王陛下的玛格丽塔。拉斐尔埃斯波西托特别披萨纪念意大利国旗有白色马苏里拉干酪,红番茄酱和新鲜的绿色罗勒。

它变得如此受欢迎,成为今天仍然热销的玛格丽特比萨。

 Pizza Arrives in the United States

The Italian immigrants brought pizza to the United States. The first pizza parlor in America was opened in New York City in 1905. It was much later, after soldiers returned from World War II, that pizza’s popularity spread across the country.

比萨抵达美国

意大利的移民把比萨饼带到了美国。第一次比萨店开设在1905年美国纽约市。这是相当一段时间之后,第二次世界大战士兵回国后,比萨饼流行蔓延全国。

 Around the World

Pizza is popular all over the world today. There are pizza parlors in Asia, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and even the Arab countries. Some popular toppings are: ginger in India, squid in Japan, green peas in Brazil, pineapple in Australia, and coconut in Costa Rica.

环游世界

如今比萨是流行世界各地的。在亚洲,加勒比,南美,欧洲,甚至是阿拉伯国家有比萨饼店。一些受欢迎的配菜有:印度生姜,日本鱿鱼,巴西青豆,澳大利亚菠萝,和哥斯达黎加椰子。

 Did You Know?

93% of Americans eat pizza at least once a month.

Americans eat billions of slices of pizza each year.

Saturday night is the most popular night for ordering pizza.

The most popular topping is pepperoni.

100 acres of pizza are eaten every day in the United States.

你知道吗?

93 %的美国人吃比萨饼至少每月一次。

每年美国人吃十亿片披萨。

星期六晚上是最流行的夜晚订购比萨饼。

最热门的突破是意大利辣味香肠。

在美国每天100英亩的比萨饼被食用。