Margherita Pizza

There is nothing quite as wonderful as a good looking, tasty, home-made pizza. This pizza is a Margherita Pizza, named after an Italian queen from long ago. The toppings are simply Mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and basil (or pesto, as I’ve used here since basil is out of season). The cheese was home-made, as well!

From Wikipedia (

A popular urban legend holds that the archetypal pizza, Pizza Margherita, was invented in 1889, when the Royal Palace of Capodimonte commissioned the Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito to create a pizza in honor of the visiting Queen Margherita. Of the three different pizzas he created, the Queen strongly preferred a pie swathed in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). Supposedly, this kind of pizza was then named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita, though recent research disproves this legend.

Comments are closed.