Happy 125th, Pizza!

16.06.2014 Misc #Food #Pizza

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Die olle Pizza wird dieser Tage angeblich dieser Tage 125 Jahre alt. Dabei handelt es sich zwar eher um eine Urban Legend, laut der im Jahr 1889 der königliche Hof von Capodimonte den Koch Raffaele Esposito aus Neapel mit einer Pizza zu Ehren von Königin Margarethe von Italien beauftragte. Der soll laut Legende drei Pizzas gebacken haben und die Maggie stand voll auf die mit Tomaten, Basilikum und Mozzarella. And thus, Margaritha Pizza was born. Aber sei es drum: Happy Birthday, Pizza! Ich bestell mir zur Feier des Tages jetzt einmal den Klassiker: Salami, Schinken, Champignons. Und Knoblauch. Und Doppelt Käse.

Und derweil hat jemand namens Ronen V 400 Pizzen von allen Pizzabäckern in New York bestellt und eine dicke Pizza-Party gefeiert:

On Wednesday night, a group of artists and pizza enthusiasts banded together in Williamsburg to throw a big bash in honor of everyone's favorite cheese-tomato-carbohydrates mashup, pizza, on the occasion of its 125th birthday. Hundreds of people showed up for Pizza Day, the first event thrown at the newly-christened Standard Creative Studio on Wythe Avenue. Although they had 125 years to prepare for it, what's most remarkable is that the event was thrown together in just about a week, and with little social media hype: "I feel like everyone has silly ideas," said organizer Ronen V. "Everyone. It’s not like a few people have a thing. Everyone’s creative. Some people are crazy enough to give it a shot."

Between the pizza quiz and singing happy birthday, children tumbled on stage, men in purple pants posed on empty pizza boxes, and an artist made marinara-portraits of people. Altogether, more than 400 pies were ordered from various pizza places all across Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Photos: Inside The Best Williamsburg Pizza Party Ever (via Boing Boing)