Americans spend $37 billion a year on pizza.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Business Facts
The power of pizza cannot be ignored:
Americans now spend $37 billion a year on pizza, according to a new report from the Department of Agriculture.
ABOUT 1 IN 8 AMERICANS EATS PIZZA ANY GIVEN DAY.
Pre-teens eat about two times the national average, while Americans over 60 years old eat about half the national average.
MORE THAN 1/4 OF BOYS BETWEEN 6 AND 19 EAT PIZZA EVERY DAY.
The above USDA graph shows the percentage of the U.S. population who consumed pizza on any given day. Women eat less pizza than guys at just about every age level, but girls between 6 and 19 still eat more pizza than any other category of guys.
THE WORD PIZZA FIRST APPEARED IN 997 AD.
The term pizza first appeared in a Latin text from the southern Italian town of Gaeta in 997 AD. The text stated that a tenant of a certain property was supposed to give the bishop of Gaeta “duodecim pizze,” or twelve pizzas, every Christmas day, and another twelve on Easter Sunday. “It was not, of course, the pizza we know of today. Tomatoes had not yet arrived in Italy, but leavening had been discovered around 1500 AD, so the pizza of 500 years ago is thought to have been more like what we now call focaccia, a leavened round crust of thin savoury crispy cooked dough, sometimes even laden with raisins and honey,” writes The Florentine. (Photo: Flickr)
Source: The Florentine
THE MOST EXPENSIVE PIZZA IN THE WORLD COSTS $12,000.
When you order Pizza Louis XIII from chef Renato Viola, you might have to take out a second mortgage. The whole preparation takes place at your house and includes the presence of a sommelier, a sous chef, and chef Viola himself. Toppings for the pizza include three types of caviar, red prawns, Mediterranean lobster, and sea cicada. The pizza comes with Remy Martin Cognac and Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil. Annoyingly, this $12,000 pizza is only eight inches in diameter. (Photo: Renatoviola.com)
Or about $10 a month. Which is about one pizza a month. That actually seems *low*.
... although that's per person, not per family. So no, that seems about right.
One pizza per person per month sounds right?
Hmmm. You do realize that pizzas are not the height of nutrition, right?
What's a "sea cicada", besides a euphemism?
Thank you. I see.
The term “farm to table” gets tossed around quite a bit these days, but in this case, it’s more than appropriate, as much of the meat and produce comes from the Fischer family’s BEETLEBUNG FARM, located about a mile away. (those caps ain't mine.)
Yeah, I'm not eating anything from a place called BEETLEBUNG. :)