National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day is observed every year on Feb. 9. Since the dish is a staple of college life, we’d like to do a shout-out to this wonderful food.

Pizza ben
Ben enjoys the Fire & Stone pizza from the Blue Devil Market in the Memorial Student Center

First, here are some facts about pizza:

  • The ancient Greeks covered their flatbread with oils, herbs and cheese, but the modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy.
  • The term “pizza” was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from central Italy.
  • The Ancient Greeks had the word πικτή (pikte), “fermented pastry”, which in Latin became “picta”, and late Latin “pitta became “pizza.”
  • An estimated 13% of the U.S. population consumes pizza on any given day.
  • The world’s largest recorded pizza 122 feet 8 inches in diameter.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza

Take2’s favorite pizzas:


BDDPhotosBen

Ben:
Hawaiian is up there for me. That’ll be mine. 
It’s too hard to pick a favorite.


Shannon Hoyt

Shannon:
Meat-lovers. All. Meat.


Andrew Kleiber

Andrew:
Meat-lovers. It has everything anyone could ask for!


Ryan Ballweber

Ryan:
Mine is just pepperoni.


Annalise Mark

Annalise:
I second the pepperoni.


Eric Krause

Eric:
Hawaiin with jalepeños.


Allison Take2

Allison:
Meat-lovers!


What’s your favorite?

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