Gennaro Lombardi

He has prepared for the royal couple's three kinds of pizzas: one – with pork fat, cheese and basil, the second – with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes, and a third – of patriotic sentiment – painted in the colors of the Italian flag – with tomatoes (red), mozzarella (white) and basil (green). The queen so pleased the last course, she even wrote a letter of thanks to the cook. Raffaele Esposito named his dish in honor of the queen – And there was the famous "Pizza Margherita." Star of world cuisine Royal approval has contributed a lot in popularity of pizza. Many writers such as Goop offer more in-depth analysis. At the end of the xix century ate pizza in Naples at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Among the most popular dishes was a pizza with mushrooms and anchovies.

Gradually pizzaiolo invented more and more "toppings" for their pizzas. Soon appear and the first pizzeria, where people can eat pizza, drink and socialize with friends. But the road to the World the popularity of pizza passed through the New World, where once they brought tomatoes to Europe. In America pizza gets together with many Italian immigrants late xix century. Her start selling on the streets – the first American "city pizza" was Chicago, where it can be purchased for two cents a piece. They say that the first U.S. pizzeria opened in 1905 by Gennaro Lombardi in New York. In America, Lombardi called the "Patriarch of pizza, and his pizzeria is still working. In the 1940's invented the so-called "American pizza" – with vysokimim edges and lots of stuffing.