Pizzas have always offered the chance for experimentation. Their inviting bases are a blank canvas for the most adventurous of culinary artists. It is not mere coincidence that this dish should have originated in Italy, the home of many of civilisation's great creatives.
Pizza was first invented in Naples as a fast, affordable, tasty meal for working-class Neapolitans on the go.
While we all know and love these slices of today, pizza actually didn't gain mass appeal until the 1940s, when immigrating Italians brought their classic slices to the United States.
However, before that, back in 1889, King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples and enjoyed their first slice of pizza.
The queen fancied hers with mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, and from there on out, this iconic combo has been called the Margherita pizza. Fun fact for you this week.
I'm sure many of us have experienced revolutionary pizza toppings across the globe, but at last here is one that smacks of home. It was just a matter of time before that the iconic Irish meal that is the Full Irish should find itself as the theme for a pizza.
Now Papa Johns and Supermac's have come up with the ultimate Irish pizza that is lipsmacking mouth-wateringly good.
It has the full shabang — the works. Bacon, black pudding,sausage, mushroom and onions. A real treat for the senses, but this is one that is not reserved just for morning times. Now, with Papa Johns, you can have the Full Irish experience all day.
It is delicious — made with fresh local ingredients on top of a light hand-thrown dough base, this limited edition is a treat for the entire family and can be ordered for delivery or for click and collect from papajohns.ie or from your local Supermacs.