Pizza makes anything possible. Add sausages into it, and you’re unstoppable! If Pepperoni is the King of Pizzas, then Sausage Pizza would be its Queen. National Sausage Pizza is observed on October 11 annually.
Today is the day that we celebrate and eat pizza. Whether it is thin or thick crust, hand-tossed or deep dish, everyone has his or her favourite. When it comes to pizza toppings, the list never ends, but sausage pizza is ranked among the top in the list. With so many types of sausages, there is a sheer variety of sausage pizzas that you can indulge in.
History of Pizza
People have been eating pizza for centuries. The history of pizza predates to antiquity, whereby pieces of flatbread with savoury toppings were considered a staple meal among the commoners. Before pizza was invented, the Romans used to eat focaccia; a flatbread served with toppings. It was only until the late 18th century in Naples that modern pizza was created when tomato was added to the focaccia.
From that time onwards, pizza was mainly consumed in Italy and emigrants from there. It was only during World War II that the popularity of pizza started to rise. When the Allied troops invaded Italy in 1943, they were so taken with the pizza, which explains how and why pizza made its second home in the USA.
Here are some fun facts to know about pizza:
- The USA eats 350 slices of pizza every second.According to the National Association of Pizza Operators, Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza every day.
- The most popular topping is pepperoni.This fact is not surprising. According to a survey taken by HarrisPoll® in 2016, pepperoni was the most popular topping followed by sausage.
- Superbowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for pizza delivery in the USA.Like a movie and popcorn, Americans love having pizza while watching football.
- The three dots in the Domino’s Pizza logo represent the first three Domino’s Pizza stores.
- Every year, thousands of people involved in the pizza industry attend Pizza Expo, the world’s largest pizza-only trade show. Pizza Expo is held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.
National Sausage Pizza Day presents an excellent opportunity for you to discover other types of sausage pizzas. With as many types of sausage as you can imagine, such as chicken sausage, beef sausage or pork sausage, they can be made with garlic, cheese, black pepper, tomatoes or apples that can turn your sausage pizza into a delicious extravaganza.
There are several Italian restaurants or pizzerias around Klang Valley where you can have your sausage pizzas. Here are some of the best to help you narrow down your options.
1. Proof Pizza + Wine
Located in Bangsar, this eatery is a crowd magnet, especially during the weekends. The pizzas are cooked using wood-fired oven and made using sourdough base proofed for at least 24 hours, giving you that crispy and airy crust. Their selection of pizzas ranges from simple to gourmets, such as the La Americano (pork bacon, broccoli, gorgonzola and tomatoes), which is a crowd favourite, and the Umbrian Black Truffle Pizza.
2. Mikey’s Original New York Pizza
Have you ever wondered the taste of pizzas a la New York? Fret not as Mikey’s pizzas give you almost the same taste, feeling and sensation. With outlets in Bangsar, Mont Kiara, Damansara and Petaling Jaya, expect nothing less than big, bold and beautiful from their pizzas.
If you are first-timers, their Classic New York Pizza is a must-try before you move up the menu ladder. If you can’t get enough of meat, their The Tony Soprano is perfect for you; an Italian-American fusion topped with generous meatballs, sliced steaks, pepperoni, roasted peppers, garlic and mozzarella.
3. La Risata Damansara
Opened in 1999, La Risata is a bar-pizzeria ristorante located in Bukit Damansara. Its red brick and unfinished cement walls are not the most elegant, but this eatery is always packed with diners looking for Italian comfort food, pizza included. With a wide selection of pizzas, you can have them with happy hour drinks with your friends; the best way pizzas should be enjoyed among peers.
4. Domino’s Pizza
This fast-food pizza chain requires no further introduction. With a wide selection of pizzas to choose from, you can satisfy your cravings at an affordable price. Their Italian Sausage and Smokey Beef and Chicken pizza are bona fide favourites and a must-try for any sausage pizza lovers out there.
You can also customise your pizza, having different toppings on each slice, giving you all your favourites in one serving. If you feel like having your pizza delivered, 30-minute-delivery is always guaranteed, along with a complimentary smile from their dedicated riders.
On this day, celebrate your love for pizzas by indulging in your favourite pizzas with your friends and family. Happiness comes in many forms, but today, it certainly comes with a generous topping of sausage on your thin and crispy crusted pizza.