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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pizza! Pizza!...Cheese Pizza! Pizza!

Brand really doesn't matter. Neither does whether it is locally baked, an international chain or homemade. Every person is an individual with his or her own tastes. Some like it one way, others another. But it is definitely no good without the cheese. Gotta' have it! Double, triple, quadruple the cheese? Why not! You don't even have to stop there.

September 5 is...

National Cheese Pizza Day

Flatbreads and cheese are ancient! Dating as far back as 8000 B.C.E. man has been mixing flour with water to make dough (see the history of bread). Seasoned flatbread evolved with the addition of herbs, then, heating the dough on a hot stone. As for cheesemaking, nobody knows its specific origin, only that it is closely related to the domestication of milk-producing animals, whose history (particularly sheep) date 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.
The pizza, if it is defined as baked flatbread covered with cheese, could have been invented by the Greeks, the Phoenicians, the people who would become the Romans or anyone in the greater Mediterranean area of the time. While it has been associated primarily with Italian cuisine, food historians credit the idea of using bread as a “plate” for an assortment of toppings and seasonings to the Greeks. Flat round bread (plankuntos) were topped by stews, thick broth, meats, vegetables and fruits. Um-m-m-m? Perhaps we can think of the pizza as a edible plate! No utensils were necessary, even way back when!

Back to the pizza...
Thin crust, thick crust, hand tossed or stuffed crust…. whichever way you like it, have a slice or two (or maybe even more) of cheese pizza as September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day. Celebrate this day by going out for a cheese pizza with family or friends, ordering for home delivery or making a homemade cheese pizza just the way you like it!
Is your mouth watering yet?