who invented pizza

Founded around 600 B.C. as a Greek settlement, Naples in the 1700s and early 1800s was a thriving waterfront city. Neapolitans required inexpensive food that could be consumed quickly. Pizza — flatbreads with various toppings, eaten for any meal and sold by street vendors or informal restaurants — pizzas met this need. The simplest were topped with nothing more than garlic, lard and salt. But others included caciocavallo a cheese made from horse’s milk, cecenielli whitebait or basil