Foodies, did you know that February 9 is National Pizza Day? So if you love the pizza at Burwood, then today’s the day that you need to get yourself down there. As there are so many pizza fans in the world, it’s expected that this day will be extremely busy. It’s important that all pizza restaurants are prepared for the influx of customers that they will probably receive. To ensure they’re ready for the customers, they might want to look into the pizza pos system cost to ensure it’s affordable for their business. It should really benefit many pizzerias. POS systems offer things like inventory management and payment solutions. Both of those things will be useful for National Pizza Day! Restaurants won’t want to run out of pizza ingredients on February 9th!
For the customers, there are so many different styles of pizza but my personal favourite is Neapolitan. Make sure you find your dream pizza to really celebrate this special day. For now, here are some 5 fun facts on Neapolitan Pizza in light of this observed yet very important food day.
1. Right Kind of Oven
You can’t create a Neapolitan pizza with just any oven. Only the right kind can give the soft, moist centre, and perfectly crisp, slightly charred, crust of a true authentic Neapolitan pizza. As such, it’s typically only at a restaurant that you can experience a Neapolitan the way it’s done in Naples. Some restaurants in Metro Vancouver, like Famoso, have an authentic bell-shaped oven, imported from Italy, where pizza is baked for 90 seconds at a sizzling 900ºF.
2. All in the Crust
The crust of an authentic Neapolitan pizza uses a dough that is made with highly refined, Italian type ‘0′ or ‘00′ wheat flour, which refers to the texture of the flour. Type ‘00′ flour, of which the Caputo variety is the finest grind available. This highly refined flour is low-gluten, meaning it’s easily digestible, while giving the dough just enough elasticity to create the perfect crust.
3. Eat It Like A Book
It’s not just the way it’s made that makes a Neapolitan pizza. Once served, the pizza should be eaten ‘a libretto’ – like a book – for the tastiest and most authentic Italian dining experience.
4. Colours of the Italian Flag
Baker Raffaele Esposito, a 19th century Italian owner of Naples eatery ‘Pizzeria di Pietro e Basta Cosi’ is considered by some to be the founder of the Margherita pizza. It was requested of him to create a dish for Queen Margherita of Savoy who had travelled to Naples with King Umberto I. Preparing his specialty, Esposito made a pizza using tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil, to celebrate the colours of the Italian flag through the ingredients. Are you heading to Germany any time soon? If so, and you find yourself in Verden, you can find some delicious pizzas to try in one of their most popular Italian restaurants. However, when it comes to finding the best Italian Restaurant Verden has to offer we will let you be the judge.
5. The Right Kind of Tomatoes
The pizza that we eat today – dough topped with tomatoes and cheese – was invented in Naples, Italy, hundreds of years ago. Prior to this, the closest thing to what is arguably our nation’s favourite dish, was a flatbread, however these were never topped with tomatoes. Once tomatoes arrived in Europe, and used as a flatbread topping, the pizza was born. Local pizza restaurant Famoso imports all its tomatoes from the region of Campania (of which Naples is the region capital), and hand-mills them before the oven caramelizes them to perfection.
Thank you to Famoso for supplying these fun facts! How do you plan on celebrating National Pizza Day? Let me know in the comments below.