When it comes to pizza in Lowell, there is no shortage of options. However, if you ask someone what they think the most popular Lowell pizza is, you’ll probably hear ‘cheese.’ Surprisingly, it’s not. While cheese is always the safe option, that doesn’t make it the favorite.
People have enjoyed the decadent flavors of pizza for over a century. And, surprisingly enough, the world’s first pizza is also a customer favorite. Any guesses?
People around the globe celebrate in growing various herbs and vegetables. And when it concerns herbs, basil is one of the top grown. As a key player for many dishes, basil also plays a significant role in this mystery pizza. Basil is a member of the mint family, and said to have roots dating back over 5,000 years. From ancient Egypt to modern-day gourmet kitchens, the wide varieties and flavors make basil a go-to in thousands of recipes. However, let us get back to pizza. Basil leaves were, and still are, picked fresh and enjoyed atop the pizza. Any guesses?
Aside from basil, the tomato also plays a role. While some prefer a white pizza, this one uses freshly sliced tomatoes to place on top and in the sauce.
Cheese and pizza are like peanut butter and jelly – they just go together. But, when it comes to pizza, the options on which cheese to use are endless. From cheddar to feta, gorgonzola to mozzarella, the choice becomes a mix of preference and pairing. However many options there are, mozzarella tends to be a favorite. Ironically enough, it’s also the go-to on the world’s first pizza.
However, mozzarella then was much different than now. Legend has it that the first mozzarella was crafted by mistake when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water. Shortly after, the soft, bland cheese found its way onto the pizza!
The colors are no coincidence
Consider the colors of this pizza with the flags of the world. Red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella) – all carefully selected ingredients to honor the originating country. Beyond the colors, the pizza is named after the royal Queen to which it was first presented. You guessed it, Queen Consort of Italy, Margherita of Savory.
And there you have it. The world’s first pizza is also the favorite Lowell pizza, the Margherita pizza. While this story goes deep, we like to keep things simpler around here at Primo Pizza. Using only the freshest ingredients available, stop by today and experience the Margherita pizza for yourself!