I.S.234 Jeadelle .S. Gustave
Class 723 December 1, 2010
To begin with, it traveled many generations after it was founded. It started in about 1889, Queen Margherita, accompanied by her husband, Umberto I, took an inspection tour of her Italian Kingdom. During her travels around Italy she saw many people, especially the peasants, eating this large, flat bread. Curious, the queen ordered her guards to bring her one of these Pizza breads. The Queen loved the bread and would eat it every time she was out amongst the people, which caused some consternation in Court circles. It was not seemly for a Queen to dine on peasant’s food.
Never the less, the queen loved the bread and decided to take matters into her own hands. Summoning Chef Rafaelle Esposito from his pizzeria to the royal palace, the queen ordered him to bake a selection of pizzas for her pleasure. To honor the queen who was so beloved by her subjects, Rafaelle decided to make a very special pizza just for her. He baked a Pizza topped with tomatoes, Mozarella Cheese, and fresh Basil (to represent the colors of the Italian flag: Red, white, and green).
Pizza spread to America, France, England and Spain, where it was little known until after World War II. While occupying Italian territories, many American and European soldiers tasted Pizza for the first time. It was love at first taste! Italian immigrants had been selling Pizzas in their American stores for some time, but it was the returning soldiers with a lust for the saucy delight that drew the Pizzas out of the quiet Italian neighborhoods into the main stream of city life all over the continent. In fact, the square “Sicilian Pizza” which is so popular and was the forerunner of the now well-promoted “Party Pizza” is an American invention. Real Sicilian Pizza has no cheese or anchovies.
Throughout all the pain, love, and suffering brought to the two lovers in "Romeo and Juliet", there was one character that provided a humorous break from all of the emotional tragedy. Mercutio, relative of the Prince and friend of Romeo, was this character that most resembles myself. Mercutio added comedy to an otherwise tragic play. My life not being a play, however I add fun and laughter to ...
Additionally, the hot, steamy, goodness that comes from the Gino’s Pizza across the street. The thin crust New-York style pizza is the best. Calling out to you with the steam rising up from its unusual pie shape. It smells phenomenal surrounded by cheese with its pepperoni toppings to finish it off.
Lastly, watching the magic pie savors my taste buds with drool as I wish I could go down in it for the rest of the day. It reminds me of the first time I tried pizza, like going to heaven and back. The funny part is, I used to cut it up into wee slices so it is suitable for me to swallow, just thinking of that puts a smile on my face, like watching a new life enter the world for the first time just makes you smile doesn’t it! Every Friday night is pizza night at my house; I look forward to this every week. As soon as I hear the delivery man at the door I jump up and down like an energized rabbit. Opening the 16’’ by 12’’ box excites me as I am ready to take a bite into the pepperoni pizza. As soon as I take a bite into that pizza, a blast of melting cheese burns the top of my mouth, and I can’t stop because I just won’t take it out until I’m done with the first bite.
In conclusion, pizza is my favorite food just as it went through generations with the queen it went through some good times with me also. If only I could relive those days!