Pizza Through the Ages

Today pizza is a kind of food that is commonly eaten throughout the world. With roots that span back to ancient Egypt, tasty creation has made an important impact on history.

Although many cultures created some form of pizza, the dish that is so favored today was not created until the 16 th century when explorers brought tomatoes back to Europe from the New World. The people of Naples are credited with inventing the first pizza, having combined the new, red fruit with dough.

Pizza did not really gain popularity in America until the 20 th century when American soldiers tasted it while stationed in Italy. Check out this video to learn more about pizza and how it became a favorite food that traveled all the way from places like Italy to Palo Alto, California.