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Len Berghoef

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Fun Pizza Facts
1/29/2010 4:46:12 PM
Hello friends,
I love pizza how about you? Here are some interesting facts on pizza.

  • Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, or 350 slices per second.
  • Each man, woman and child in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year.
  • Pepperoni is America’s favorite topping (36 percent of all pizza orders we eat approximately 251,770,000 pounds a year!
  • In America, anchovies always rank last on the list of favorite toppings.
  • In 1830 pizza truly began with the opening of the world’s first pizzeria. Port’ Alba, the pizzas were cooked in an oven lined with lava from Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located on the Bay of Naples.
  • Pizza makers have tried virtually every type of food on pizzas, including peanut butter and jelly, bacon and eggs and mashed potatoes!
  • According to Domino’s, some of the more popular international toppings are pickled ginger, minced mutton and tofu in India, squid (octopus) and Mayou Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon) in Japan, and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, they serve pizza covered with mockba, which is a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. In
    France, a popular combo is called the Flambee, with bacon, onion and fresh cream.
  • There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.
  • Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year!

    Facts from Agriculture Council of America (ACA)

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    Roger Macdivitt .

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    RE: Fun Pizza Facts
    1/29/2010 8:11:30 PM

    On my only visit to the USA I had no choice on the first night there than to have a pizza. Nothing else available at that time of night.

    This was the first time I ever tasted a sweet pizza.

    It was strange but ok. It was part of the offer that night. Double-sized pizza plus a sweet pizza. We had it again for breakfast but still had to bin some.

    That was one BIG pizza.


    Phillip Black

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    RE: Fun Pizza Facts
    1/30/2010 12:16:35 AM

    Hi Len,

    My Screen Names's Papajon. Ya' think I like Pizza. Unfortunately, I never met a Pizza I didn't like.

    Roger mentioning the Sweet Pizza reminded me of the Dessert Pizzas at Little Caesars. Here's a litle something we put together at home when we like a Sweet Treet...

    Strawberry Pizza


    1 cup self-rising flour
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
    1 (8 ounce) package fat-free cream cheese

    1 (14 ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/2 cup water
    2 pints strawberries, halved
    Few drops red food coloring, if desired


    Combine flour and powdered sugar; add butter, mixing well. Pat dough out in a 14-inch pizza pan; bake at 350-degrees for ten minutes or until lightly browned.
    Combine cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla; mix well and spread on cooled crust. Chill.
    Combine sugar and cornstarch in a large saucepan; add water, mixing until smooth. Cook over medium heat until thickened (about five minutes), stirring constantly. Add strawberries; if desired, stir in food coloring. Cool completely.
    Spread strawberry mixture over cream cheese layer; chill. Cut into wedges to serve.
    Recipe serves eight to ten.

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    Linda Harvey

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    RE: Fun Pizza Facts
    1/30/2010 12:48:24 AM
    Pizza is a staple of the American Diet ~

    especially in the teens to twenties ... survival food, ha ha
    Len Berghoef

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    RE: Fun Pizza Facts
    1/30/2010 1:23:50 AM

    Hi Roger,
    Very interesting that you had pizza first time here in the U.S. I don't think I have ever had sweet pizza. I usually order the same pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers etc.
    We often (my wife and I) order pizza once a week... Pizza place is almost next door that we order's fairly inexpensive and alot of food for the money and often there is enough food for the next evening. :)

    Thanks much Roger for posting.

    Have a great weekend,

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