PEPPERONI PIZZA DAY | SEPTEMBER 20
On September 20th, Pepperoni Pizza Day recognizes the most popular pizza ever created. The day celebrates the pizza enjoyed by young and old alike.
While pizza comes with many different toppings, pepperoni is the single most popular pizza. Whether you like your pizza Chicago Style or New York Style, thin and crispy or deep dish, top it with pepperoni!
According to legend, Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza in June of 1889. The Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, inspired the pizza maker so much, he created the pie-shaped delicacy. In the queen’s honor, he named it Pizza Margherita and topped the pizza with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. The colors represent the Italian flag.
Since then, pizza has evolved. It includes a multitude of toppings from anchovies and pineapple to sausage and bacon. However, pepperoni remains the most popular.
Italian-Americans developed the ever-popular topping through time-honored sausage-making techniques. Seasoned pork and beef sausage are smoked and cured. Once the product is ready to be sliced, it’s placed on a delicious pie and baked.
HOW TO OBSERVE PEPPERONI PIZZA DAY
Enjoy a slice of Pepperoni Pizza at your favorite pizzeria. Invite friends and family to share their recipes and make your own at home. Either way, the meal will be fantastic! Don’t forget, take a photo and post to social media using #PepperoniPizzaDay. You can also give a shout-out to your favorite pizzeria or buy a gift card for another pizza celebration. And who doesn’t like breaking world records, especially when it involves pizza? Check out these 5 Amazing Pizza Records! Can you break one of them?
NATIONAL PEPPERONI PIZZA DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the source of this delicious food holiday. However, don’t hesitate to explore other food holidays. May we recommend these?
Pepperoni Pizza FAQ
Q. What kind of sauces go well with pepperoni?
A. The sky is the limit. Experiment with BBQ, ranch, alfredo, pesto, or traditional tomato.
Q. What goes into pepperoni?
A. Pepperoni is a type of salami. It consists of ground pork, beef, and seasonings and is cured.