Every year on October 11, gourmets across the country celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day. During this holiday, you should definitely try pizza with sausage, complementing it with mushrooms, various cheeses and other toppings. You can also experiment with types of sausage in pizza, as there’s now a huge variety of variations to choose from.
This national day falls on Pizza Month, making it an extra special occasion for celebration. Sausage has been used in pizza for a very long time, and Italian sausages are almost as popular as toppings as their sister pepperoni sausage. Classic variations include beef sausage, chicken sausage and pork sausage. Modern chefs have added their own spin to the recipe, resulting in the availability of sausages with apple, fennel, garlic, red pepper, cheese, black pepper and other ingredients. It’s not surprising that the sausage pizza is considered as ancient as the pizza itself.
Here are some interesting facts about sausage pizza:
- according to a 2013 poll, sausage pizza is one of the top three favorite pizzas in America;
- in 1997, the United States produced about 2 billion pounds of cheese, which was used to make pizza;
- in the United States, the first pizzeria opened in New York in an area called Little Italy in 1905;
- modern pizza used to be called Neapolitan flatbread in Italy, and the mozzarella cheese used in it was made from buffalo milk, which was collected in the vicinity of Naples.
How to take part
You can celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day by heading to your local pizzeria or ordering it to your home. Enjoy this exquisite Italian traditional dish alone or in the company of friends or family. You can also order a few pizzas to work to treat your colleagues and boss. The best pizzas in the world can be found in Singapore at L’Operetta, in Southeast Asia at Napoli, in Copenhagen at Bæst Pizza, in Toronto at Lamanna’s Bakery, and in Italy at Gino Sorbillo.
When is National Sausage Pizza Day celebrated in 2023?
National Sausage Pizza Day is observed on October 11 each year.