Pizza’s origins via @DeliciousHot

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Pizza didn’t originate in Italy: Contrary to popular belief and numerous Italian stereotypes, pizza didn’t originate in Italy, but in Greece. The Ancient Greeks, when not leaving their deformed children to the wolves or waxing philosophic, would take flat pieces of bread and cover it in oils and herbs with cheese. 

The Byzantine Greek word for this creation was “pita,” which means pie. The modern pie, however, did originate in Italy with the addition of tomato sauce, but cheese wasn’t added to this until 1889. So while the Italians perfected it, you have the Greeks to thank for originally slathering fat onto carbs and making it awesome.