Pizza is an Italian dish. It consists of flat base of leavened wheat-based dough with tomatoes,cheese and other ingredients(such as meat, mushrooms, onions, olives, pineapple, anchovies etc) which is then baked at a high temperature, in an oven. A person who makes pizza is known as pizzaiolo. A small pizza is mostly called a pizzetta

A pizzaiolo making pizza

A pizzetta

Pizza became very popular in the United States because of the Italians who migrated between 1880 and 1920. They migrated with their pizza making skills. Pizza became popular worldwide because it falls under what we call "fast food". Today many people around the globe eats pizza on any given day. In 2017, the world pizza market was US$128 billion, United States alone makes $44 billion over 76,000 pizzerias. Overall, 13% of the U.S population from the ages of two years and above consume pizza on any given day.

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