came from Italy, but over time it has become a traditional dish of
our cuisine. Today, pizza is part of the individual and collective
history of all Argentinians.
It is said
that there are more pizza places than grills in Buenos Aires, and
this legend seems to be certainly true. The dish of plebeian origins
has become one of the essential ingredients in every local reunion. A
good gathering companion, pizza invites to conversation and is also a
good alternative for lonely people and lazy cooks. Although Banchero,
Güerrín, or Los
Inmortales are some of the most famous
culinary temples, each neighborhood has its specialty, and delivery
services abound throughout the capital.
was born in Italy to cope with the famine of the emerging working
class, and in the 20th
century, with the appearance of unemployed contingents, it
disembarked in Argentina. In fact, pizza came to the country by sea
and settled in La Boca neighborhood. One day, among the tenement
houses, a Neapolitan immigrant prepared the mix for some dock workers
who were on strike, and soon street stands began to multiply.
the ingredients, molds, and toppings have changed, and our pizza
(with thicker dough and much more cheese and oil than the original)
has shaped its own identity. However, everyone continues to relate
pizza to comradeship. Whether you enjoy it standing or sitting at a
luxurious table, “zapi” (pizza in colloquial language) is always
a popular dish.
gastronomic ceremony, pizza is perfectly paired with muscatel (a
sweet wine), beer, and fainá
(a mix of oil, chickpea flour, water, and salt). But as regards to
the best pizza place in town, no one dares to give a verdict!
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