Monster Monday: The biggest pizza in the world is ginormous!

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In our latest installment of weekday series, we introduce Monster Mondays. This series about big things. Especially big food. Really big food.

Here is the biggest pizza in the world!

Guinness World Records writes:

The largest pizza has a total surface area of 1,261.65 m² (13,580.23 ft²) and was prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte (all Italy) from NIPfood at Fiera Roma, in Rome, Italy, on 13 December 2012.

The pizza was named “Ottavia”, a word of Roman origin for “eighth son”, as a homage to the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, who represented an epoch-making change in the history of Rome and brought the Empire into a period of economic and cultural unrest.

Ottavia was 100% gluten-free, educating and spreading a message to the whole world about the importance of health conscious food choices. A gluten-free diet can have a variety of health benefits, including improving cholesterol levels, promoting digestive health, and increasing energy levels.



You can’t order this pizza via Hungr, but we have lots of other great pizzas!

Throwback Thursday: Did you know that Queen Margherita of Italy was the first to get a pizza delivered?

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In 1889, King Umberto and Queen Margherita had the privilege of getting the first known pizza delivered by Raffaele Esposito, the most famous pizzaiolo (pizza chef) in Naples, Italy. In honor of the Queen, Raffaele made the pizza into the colors of the Italian flag: red tomatoes, green basil, and white mozzarella cheese. This later would become the basis for the classic Neapolitan pizza.

Pizza delivery really took off after World War II when many soldiers returning from Italy brought back an appetite for the tasty dish. Because pizzas are easily transported in paper boxes, they were the perfect food to be delivered.

The first pizzeria in the U.S. was opened by Gennaro Lombardi in 1895, and it was located at 53 1/2 Spring Street in New York City. Pizza was brought to America by the Italian immigrants but didn’t become popular until the American GI’s got a taste for it while serving in Italy.

Are you on Wikipedia? You can expand the English version of the history of pizza delivery here in English and in German here. At the time of writing, it needs expansion. You are welcome to use this blog link as reference.

You can download the Hungr food delivery app here.