Why was Google celebrating pizza?

Google was paying homage to pizza through their daily Doodle, also known as, the fun little design around the Google logo that changes to honor something or someone. This week, it was fun – albeit quite hard!- : a pizza-slicing game in order to celebrate different kinds of pizza from all over the world!

The game asked you to cut a whole pizza into a certain number of slices, making sure to get specific toppings on each. As you level up, you discover more about pizzas from different countries.

There was the classic Margherita, white pizza, and pepperoni pizza, but there was also some you may have never had before: Muzzarella is an Argentinian fave with tons of oregano and cheese on a spongy base, for example, while Magyaros pizza from Hungary has cheese, salami, bacon, onion, and chili powder.

A Teriyaki Mayonnaise slice hailing from Japan has cheese, teriyaki chicken, seaweed, and mayo, and a Tom Yum from Thailand has cheese, shrimp, mushrooms, chili pepper, and lime leaves.

And these were only a few examples from the Doodle. The more levels you beat, the more types of pizza you could learn about. You may be wondering why Google was celebrating pizza on December 6, of all days? To that Pesto Craft says, we should be celebrating pizza every day! But actually there was a reason.

On this day (December 6) back in 2007, the culinary art of Neapolitan “Pizzaiulo” was added to the list of UNESCO’s practices that lend to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Which basically means what we already know—that pizza is a part of human culture. According to a blog post posted by Google, five billion pizzas are consumed every year! That’s simply amazing!

You felt like eating a pizza, didn’t you? At Pesto Craft you will find the most varied flavors of pizzas, with always fresh ingredients from local producers. We have pizzas for all tastes, such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free pizzas.

Come to our restaurant and taste Italian food like you’ve never tasted before!

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