Legend says Ferdinando I sneaked to the poor quarter disguised as a commoner to eat this dish, but he would not be the most famous royal to do so. In 1889 King Umberto I and his wife Margherita decided to try this popular food. Baker Raffaele Esposito was given the task of cooking the pizzas for the royalty. He presented three different pizzas for them, one of which had the three Italian flag colors: Basil leaves, Mozzarella and Tomatoes. It is said this was the favored one by the queen, and so is now known as Pizza Margherita and you can have it in any respectable pizzeria nowadays.
As you all know and tasted, pizzas are widespread today, initially to the Americas by Italian immigrants (mostly to the US and South American countries like Argentina) and traditions have been kept at some places, while others take a more liberal approach.
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So there you have it, a short history of pizza.
Do you like pizza? Which ones?