Pizza 101- what you need to know about pizza

Some people feel reluctant to know about what they eat. Whether been baked or cooked every dish has its function. Today I will be sharing a special case study I made about a special dish called PIZZA

It may be that you have zero ideas about pizza this article is going to help you and guide you up on whatever you want to know about this dish

This article is easy to understand, so read on

First things first, we are going to be explaining what pizza is



Pizza is a flat round base of dough called the crust, baked with a topping containing tomatoes and cheese added with meat fish, or vegetables.

Pizza originated from Italy it’s an Italian dish. Specifically, baker Raffaele Esposito from Naples is often given acknowledgment for making the first pizza pie. Pizza eventually found its way out of Italy (Naples) and is now one of the most popular dishes all over the world.


  1. Margherita pizza
  2. Montarana pizza
  3. Al pollo pizza (chicken pizza)
  4. Pepperoni pizza
  5. Vegetable pizza

1. Margherita pizza 

Margherita pizza
Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza is a Neapolitan pizza made with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, salt, and olive oil. It is the simplest form of pizza.

It comprises of the dough usually called the crust, the toppings I.e (sauce and cheese)

The first Margherita pizza was made in Italy by a Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito, in June 11 1989 he made the pizza to honor the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy.

Why is it called Margherita pizza?

The queen of Italy Queen Margherita being bored of the gourmet French food. she decided to order a pizza from Raffaele Esposito so she commissioned him to make 3 different pizzas for her. The first two were not to the queen’s taste.

But she approved the third pizza after having a taste of it. The third pizza also inspired the color of Italy. And immediately Rafael Esposito named the third pizza after the Queen’s name, Margherita


2. Montarana pizza 


Montarana pizza
Montarana pizza

Montarana pizza Is also a Neapolitan pizza, also known as DEEP FRIED PIZZA. It is similar to Margherita pizza. The difference is that:

  • The dough is usually deep-fried, before adding the toppings
  • The cheese I.e (mozzarella) is not melted completely, because that is one of the physical features of Montarana pizza.

See also: How to make sandwich easy at home

3. Al Pollo pizza (chicken pizza)

Al pollo pizza (chicken pizza)
Al pollo pizza ( chicken pizza) 

 Al Pollo pizza is my favorite type of pizza also called chicken pizza. 

It contains dough as the base, toppings i.e (sauce, cheese(mozzarella), chicken, onion, capsicum(green bells pepper), olives, and jalapenos). It is very unique because it is the only pizza that contains chicken in it, it is very delicious trust me.

chicken pizza is so popular these days that we can never stop thinking of who created this delicious and delightful meal.

Chicken pizza that was created back in 1985 belonging to California pizza Kitchen’s first meal, this special delicacy was invented by Chef. Ed LaDou.


4. Pepperoni pizza

Pepperoni pizza
Pepperoni pizza


Pepperoni as its name appears is a meat mixture of pork and beef that has been seasoned with paprika and chili powder.

It is also one of the American most loved food staples and is frequently used to make pepperoni pizza, this type of pizza consists of dough and toppings (sauce, shredded mozzarella, and sliced pepperoni.

It is very delicious and best served fresh.


5. Vegetable pizza

Vegetable pizza
Vegetable pizza


Vegetable pizza is also known as four-season pizza or veggie pizza

This pizza contains four different vegetables, it is so rich and healthy than other types of pizza, due to its vegetable content. Its vegetable contents are

  • Capsicum ( bells pepper, either red, green, or yellow)
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos

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Final thoughts

Based on my experience and deep research about the pizza I believe this article will help you with the knowledge you need about this special dish “pizza”.

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If you have any questions or inquiries, drop them in the comment section, and they will be replied immediately.

By Chef Victor

I am chef Victor, from Nigeria. I cook Nigerian as well as continental dishes I have been a practising chef since 2018.

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