Monday 2 February 2015

This post will be on how pizza is made and the layout of the basic pizza. You start of by making enough dough to allow enough toppings on top once its rolled out. Then put the ball of dough in a bowl and put cling film over the bowl. This will cause the dough to rise slightly making it easier to roll out. Now roll out the pizza into a base of the desired size. Cover the base in tomato puré but leave a gap the whole way around at the edge to allow for the crust to form. Next cover a the puré in cheese. At this point select what toppings you want and cook it up and it will be ready to eat. Most popular toppings would tend to be pepperoni, ham, chicken and for some people pineapple. 

Friday 30 January 2015

This blog post will be on pizza today. Currently pizza is one of the most popular foods on the planet as big companies like Papa Johns, Pizza hut and Dominoes. Pizza is currently the second most popular food in the world, chicken being number one and rice being number 3. There is huge amounts of money to be made selling pizza as dominoes had an income of 1.802 billion dollars in 2013 and locations in 73 different countries and a total of 10,988 stores worldwide. In there stores they have mass production system giving a line of people different jobs e.g. one person makes the base another places the toppings etc... <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
video from youtube channel Steve Mirsky.

Monday 26 January 2015

This blog post will be on the history of pizza. The first documented use of the word pizza was in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy. Pizza started out as a Roman flat bread known as "panis focacius" to which topping were added. Many variations of this flat bread were created in countries such as Greece and France and this flat bread was even thought of as food for poor people in Italy at one point. Then finally on the 11th of June 1889 to honour the Queen Margherita the Neapoliton pizzamaker  Raffaele Esposito created the Margherita pizza we know today. He used tomatoes, mozzarella and basil as these are the three colours on the Italian flag. Today pizza is a savoury dish but until the early twentieth century it was a sweet dish.

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Monday 12 January 2015


Hi my name is James and I will be writing a blog on the geography of pizza.