For over a century, pizza has graced us with its presence. Beyond satisfying bellies across the globe, pizza has come a long way since its beginnings! That is why at Courthouse Pizza, we take great pride in providing the best pizza in Nashua. Funny, though, one of the first pizzas ever served is still one of the most popular pizzas of today! Can you guess what it is? Here are a few hints.
Gardeners everywhere enjoy growing a variety of vegetables and herbs. Although basil is a key ingredient in several recipes, it played a significant role in the world’s first pizza. Yes, basil. As a member of the mint family, basil is believed to have origins dating back over 5,000 years. From ancient Egyptian preservation to modern culinary kitchens, the varieties of this herb make it appealing for thousands of dishes. However, getting back to the first pizza, the leaves were used freshly picked and placed atop the pie. Any guesses?
Beyond basil, the obvious tomato also played a role. While pizza sauce consists of finely pureed tomatoes, this pizza preferred them ripe and sliced, although many opt for both varieties.
When it comes to cheese and pizza, the options are truly endless. While some prefer cheddar or provolone, others prefer gorgonzola or feta. Which cheese topping is best is a personal preference. However many choices there may be, mozzarella is perhaps the most well-known and requested cheese of all time.
This choice also held true for the first pizza. However, mozzarella then was much different than how we know it today. Legend tells it that the first batch of mozzarella was made on accident when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water. It was not shortly after that this very soft, bland creation made its way upon the world’s first pizza.
Take a moment to consider flags around the world – red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella) – were carefully selected when creating this pizza to honor the country.
Beyond the colors of the flag, the name of this pizza comes from the royal Queen to which it was served. Yes, Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savory.
So, there you have it. The world’s first and oldest pizza known to man is the Margherita Pizza. Although the history is colorful, at Courthouse Pizza, we keep life simple. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients available, you can be confident that as the best pizza in Nashua, you’ll be eating a piece of history.
Visit us today at 147 West Pearl Street in Nashua to experience pizza as you’ve never experienced it before!