From Flour To Table: Pizza and Fascinating Facts You Might Not Know!

Fresh out of the oven, a sumptuous delight is waiting for you to relish. Your senses are overwhelmed with the distinct aroma emitted from the bread mingling with the irresistible scent from the cheese and its toppings. You simply cannot wait to chow down on this pizza! Yes, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into the heavenly pie topped with generous heaps of cheese and sauce!

Famous around the globe, pizza has won the heart of even the most discerning diners! If you are one of them, it’s time to indulge in our “bite-sized” facts and figure out how pizza travels the world and ends up on your table! 

 

1/ The Origin of Pizza 

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As pizza becomes ubiquitous, there are countless stories of how it was invented and in fact, most of them are half-truths, fables or hard-nosed opinions. Pizza is originated from Italy? It might stun you a little but Italy cannot really take the credit for inventing pizza! According to archeological evidence, pizza could be originated from the Middle East. It is believed that the pizza nowadays is actually a part of the lineage of Greek yeasted flatbreads (which is called “pitta” in Greek)! 

2/ What Makes Italian Pizza Become Popular All Around The World? 

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It is no doubt that Italy has successfully made pizza a phenomenal dish that is loved by foodies internationally. But have you ever wondered how?  Pizza lovers would be familiar with the story of how Queen Margherita got obsessed with pizza and made it the national dish! However, pizza scholar Zachary Nowak believes that it is hardly the truth! The fact is, during World War II, many allied soldiers stationed in Italy fell in love with this dish and brought with them the recipes when they got back home. Also, numerous Italian immigrants have traveled the world with this delectable delicacy. In the sixties, it was a big hit in America and well-known since then! 

 

3/ What Are The Differences Between Italian Pizza and American Pizza? 

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You might fall in love with both yet what distinguishes them from each other? Well, the key difference is actually in the sauce itself! While American prefers to use slow-cooked tomato sauce, Italian loves to use puréed fresh tomato instead! The crust and shape are also important characteristics to differentiate the two versions. To be called ‘authentic Italian’, the pizza must be round and no more than 13 and three-quarter inches in diameter with a crust of three-quarters of an inch thick or less. The dough must be kneaded by hand and prepared from traditional types of flour, yeast, salt and tomatoes.

4/ Where To Find A Sumptuous Pizza in Klang Valley? 

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Craving for a classic authentic Italian pizza or want to tease your palate with innovative pizza flavors yet wondering where to go? We have got your back. 

Here is our hand-picked list of top restaurants in town offering sumptuous pizzas! Check out Positano Risto, Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Nero Nero, Neroteca, Vineria.IT, Cicchetti Di Zenzero, La Risata, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, EGG – 8 Gourmets Gala, SOULed Out Sri Hartamas, Botanica + Co, Raintree, The Lounge @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Uncle Chili’s Bar and Restaurant @ Hilton PJ, BLVD House, El Ibérico, Mezze Bar & Bistro, Table 23 Restaurant and Bar, Bon Appétit and Enorme.

What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself with a mouth-watering pizza now because you deserve it! 

 

5 Pizzas to Have in KL During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season

5 Pizzas to Have in KL During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season

Like many, we get super excited to catch Fast and Furious 9, one of the most beloved action films that also reminds us about family love at the same time, And when it comes to fambam, we can’t help to think about the great memories of sharing pizzas with the closed ones. Whether you prefer thin-crust or deep-dish, extra sauce or more cheese, plain or loaded with toppings, we’re confident you’ll find something to satiate your pizza craving here.
 

Bonding over pizzas at La Risata Bar Pizzeria Ristorante

5 Pizzas to Have During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season_La RisataBoth La Risata outlets in Plaza Damansara and Ampang serve up traditional wood-fired pizzas in a cozy setting which reminds you of your home. The menu offers an extensive array of pizza toppings – from various meat or fish options that you can generously pile atop your crust. The pizzas are great for sharing because well, the portions are massive. Bonding time, folks!

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Trying out all new pizzas at Fatto A Mano

5 Pizzas to Have During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season_Fatto A ManoFatto a Mano in Bangsar is a fun and relax Italian Kitchen yet very serious about the food, service, atmosphere, and experience it aims to deliver to their guests. Authentic Italian Food is served there in the spirit of sharing. Head over for their all new pizzas including the Capricciosa and Porchetta pizzas today! Buon Appetito!

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Sharing pizzas at the long communal table at Pietro Ristrorante Italiano

5 Pizzas to Have During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season_Pietro Ristorante ItalianoPietro Ristorante Italiano in Damansara Heights dishes up scrumptious pizzas in a casual and relaxing ambience, perfect for a relaxed date or a catch-up among old friends, especially when diners are seated at the long tables as what it was seen in the movies. Their wood-fired pizzas are made with fresh ingredients and are impressively consistent in presentation. With good foos, reasonable pricing and great ambience, Pietro is definitely one of the best go-to places for a spot of Italian cuisine and, of course, pizza.

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Savouring 55 home-made Italian pizzas at Luce Osteria Contemporania

5 Pizzas to Have During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season_Luce Osteria ContemporaniaLocated at the burgeoning culinary hub of Old Malaya, Luce Osteria Contemporania borrows its name and inspiration from the warm lights of imported Pizza wood-fired oven and the bright lights of KL Tower at its very doorstep. Luce offers a wide range of 55 home-made Italian Pizzas alongside a menu complete with classic and rustic Italian dishes. While we could not transport ourselves to the exotic filming places like Cuba, but well, at least we can have the fambam moment while admiring the majestic beauty of KL Tower under stars.

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Pairing hearty Italian pizzas with wine at Vineria.It

5 Pizzas to Have During This Fambam Fast & Furious 8 Season_Vineria.ItAt Vineria.It at Bangsar Shopping Centre, be it pizza, pasta, fish or meat – every dish is prepped lovingly and cooked to perfection to a strictly authentic Roman recipe, a classic Central Italian flavour. In the photo is Vineria.It’s special wood-fired Pizza with Homemade Ricotta Cheese. Pick your favourite drink from the extensive wine list, take a sip, sit back and enjoy a truly Italian meal.

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