We all know that pizza is in essence an Italian dish, notwithstanding the truth that other Mediterranean countries have at various points over time and history produced flatbreads that belongs to them which may have borne a tentative likeness.
And yet just how many people realise that a number of nations have paid the dish the best compliment by inventing their own unique versions and derivatives?
The Australian pizza, otherwise known as the Australiana (yes it’s authentic!) is usually created byintroducing bacon and egg towards the customary Margherita, but for those whose wish to go entirely ethnic it can occasionally also feature crocodile, kangaroo and emu meats.
In Brazil a variety is offered as a dessert that may include banana, pineapple or even chocolate.
The Indian pizza may choose paneer in preference to the traditional Italian mozzarella, and it is available in a tandoori chicken topping.
In Israel a meat-free kosher version is available for those who follow religious dietary observance that forbids the mixing of meat and dairy produce. Some Middle Eastern spices are also added to give the pizza a really local flavour.
Local toppings in South Korea could include Bulgogi (a marinated barbecue beef) or Dak galbi (marinated chicken mixed with stir-fry vegetables in a hot and spicy paste).
Spicy chicken and sausage based pizzas are very popular in the eastern regions of Pakistan, even though the dish is still relatively unknown in the west of the country.
Meanwhile in the United States the presence of large Greek and Italian neighbourhoods has made certain that pizza is a mainstream and popular food, though many local and regional versions have emerged using their own unique personality.
At Eco Restaurant in Clapham Common meanwhile, traditional Italian pizza continues to be order of the day, although pasta, risotto, salads along with a whole lot more also adorn the enticing menu. An extensive range of foods and wines are available to a wonderful traditional and cultural experience for everyone to indulge in.