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What’s gooey, cheesy, and one of the most popular food choices in the world? PIZZA! Let’s learn more.

1. Where did pizza come from? 

Pizza has been around in some form or another since prehistoric times, according to wisegeek.com (http://bit.ly/1clBD9w). The first modern pizza, like the one pictured above from one of our local pizza shops, started appearing in Naples, Italy around 1890.

2. What is “rennet” and why should I care? 

Rennet is an enzyme from cow stomachs (or it can be made from vegetable oil) and you need it to turn milk into Mozzarella cheese, according to the Pioneer Woman (http://bitly.com/MKVKkZ).

3. How big was the largest pizza ever made?

At http://bit.ly/1dfKTtH you can read about a single pizza as big as a hockey rink.

new york style4. How many types of pizza are there?

Thousands, but they fall into about 14 of the most common categories like deep dish and Sicilian. How many can you name? See the entire list at http://bit.ly/1hyb2FD .

5. What are the three most popular pizza chains in the world?

Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza and Papa John’s are the largest three chains, according to http://bitly.com/1fEMnKC.

6. What do pizza and Volkswagons have in common?

According to todayifoundout.com http://bit.ly/1kvz7A7 you can learn how 50% of the pizza shop that would become Dominos Pizza was once traded for a car. The company was later sold for $1 billion.

Applications

So… are you hungry yet?  We dug up some recipes; for younger children and older children. Make sure you have help in the kitchen.

FOR BEGINNING COOKS

Nick Jr. has a set of themed pizzas that use pre-made dough and easy to find toppings, at http://at.nick.com/ML1o6K

FOR ADVANCED COOKS

This recipe tells you how to make pizza dough and all the toppings. http://bit.ly/MoCwCD

 

Megan’s Pizza Videos

Want to see the largest pizza in the world being made, or how to make “the best pizza in the world?” LittleClickers Editor Megan Billitti made this YouTube playlist

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What’s gooey, and cheesy, and one of the most popular food choices in the world? It’s PIZZA! Read on to learn all about this delicious food.

1. When and where was pizza invented? 

Pizza has been around in some form or another since prehistoric times, but the first modern pizza was invented in Naples in 1889. Click here to read how a flat piece of bread smothered in tomatoes and cheese became the delicacy it is today http://bit.ly/1clBD9w

2. How is mozzarella cheese made?

At http://bit.ly/1mP2e34 you can learn how this cheese is made using just two ingredients, milk & rennet.

3. How big was the largest pizza ever made?

At http://bit.ly/1dfKTtH  you can read all about this giant, which weighed over 51,000 pounds, and took over 48 hours to bake.?

4. How many different types of pizza are there?

At http://bit.ly/1hyb2FD  you can learn all about the different types of pizza offered. From New York, to Chicago to Sicilian, there is a type for everyone to enjoy.

5. What are the 5 most popular pizza chains in the world?

Check out this list  to see where your favorite chain stacks up http://bit.ly/1gLfxu1.

6. What do pizza and Volkswagon Beetles have in common?

Read http://bit.ly/1hCUziZ  to learn who traded a 50 percent stake in a national pizza chain for this famous car.

Application:

Click here to see how to make your own pizza at home http://bit.ly/MoCwCD

———————————————————————————————————————————————— LittleClickers.com (this page and the associated web site) is sponsored by Computer Explorers. Neither Children’s Technology Review (publisher of LittleClickers) or Computer Explorers has any vested interest in any of the sites listed on this page. Librarians and teachers are permitted to copy this page for non-profit use. To report a bad link, use this form, or contact us. Copyright 2014, Children's Technology Review.

 

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