Pizza lovers across the world revere this particular day. National Deep Dish Pizza Day is celebrated on April 5th every year. It is a day on which pizza lovers from across the world celebrate their love for pizza, one of man’s greatest inventions.
A funny thing about National Deep Dish Pizza Day is that, as obvious as it seems, it is a regional celebration that is celebrated in the United States of America. This means that even though there are millions of pizza lovers all across the world, National Deep Dish Pizza Day is celebrated most in and by the United States of America.
This is primarily due to the origin and abundance of deep dish pizzerias in the United States of America. A deep dish pizza is a pizza, based in Chicago, that has a high crust and thicker filling (unlike the thin appearance of a regular pizza).
The history behind Deep Dish Pizza
Deep Dish Pizza was first invented in Chicago by Ike Sewell, founder of Uno’s Pizzeria, in 1943. The deep dish pizza is a pizza characterized by a 3 inches tall and buttery crust filled with chunky tomato sauce, cheese, other fillings (mostly meat or vegetables) and toppings.
It is believed that the first pizza or the ancestor of the pizza was first invented in Greece.
According to research, it was the Romans who later developed the dish. But Italy is currently recognised as the homeland to modern pizza. In 1905, the first pizzeria in the United States of America was opened.
This eventually grew in popularity and became a major food icon that defines American culture and cuisine. But according to the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune, Rosati’s Authentic Chicago Pizza is the original founder of the deep dish pizza (1926), in contrast to Uno’s Pizzeria. But whatever the case, deep dish pizza continues to be a major game changer amongst all other types of pizza.
How to observe National Deep Dish Pizza Day?
The best way to celebrate National Deep Dish Pizza Day is by ordering a deep dish pizza! To take things up a notch, recreate your favourite homemade pizza as a deep dish pizza! But for those of you who have no idea of what a deep dish pizza is, you need to get to the nearest pizzeria and try out a deep dish pizza! For the most authentic deep dish pizza, head over to Chicago (though various pizzerias in other states of the United States of America make deep dish pizzas, when it comes to authenticity nothing is better than the original.
Why celebrating National Deep Dish Pizza Day is important?
National Deep Dish Pizza Day is super important; not only does it celebrate the Chicagoan dish, but it unites people together on the occasion of celebrating life. It provides an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate gratitude towards each other whilst having a slice of everyone’s favourite deep dish pizza.
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