Number to Know
1889: Originating from Naples, Italy, a Neapolitan pizza features a thinner crust that is baked quickly at high temperatures, typically in a wood or stone oven. The toppings are minimal with the sauce often being the dominating feature. The classic pizza Napoletana margharita — created in 1889 as a tribute to the queen of Italy — simply includes tomatoes, mozzarella and crust made from wheat flour.
I am one of America’s oldest snacks, as well as the favorite by volume consumed each year. What am I?
A. Cracker Jack
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
merguez: A thin, spicy sausage made with beef and/or lamb, merguez is seasoned with sumac and harissa (a hot red chili paste). Merguez originated in North Africa (particularly Algeria and Tunisia), and is popular in France, Belgium and Germany.
The Dish On…
“The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet: Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Feel Amazing,” by Joe Cross
Since his documentary, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” was released in 2010 and became a worldwide sensation, Joe Cross has become a tireless advocate for the power of juicing. “The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet” brings us of the plan that allowed him to overcome obesity, poor health and bad habits, and presents success stories from others whose lives he’s touched.
Food Quiz answer
C. (Today, Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn every year, making it the nation’s favorite snack food by volume. It is believed the oldest ear of popping corn was more than 5,000 years old)