We can all agree that food looks pretty different from country to country. You most likely won't find arepas in Thailand or breakfast waffles in China. But there are foods that are so good that many countries have adopted their own version. And, of course, pizza is one of those foods.
Many of us believe Italy to be the originator of pizza, with the U.S. taking its own momentus interpretation on it (like the world's largest pizza box that served up to 70 people), but pizza may have been around as long as flatbread has -- which is a very long time ago.
Some people think that pizzas were adapted from the Greek's plankuntos. Others think Marco Polo brought the idea back from China when he saw scallion pancakes. We don't really care where it came from, we're just happy it's here. And we're grateful for every iteration it comes in.
China -- Scallion Pancake
While you might not think that the scallion pancake resembles a pizza, <a href="http://www.ifood.tv/network/green_onion_pancake">some people believe</a> that the pizza we know today was inspired by the Chinese scallion pancake when Marco Polo first saw it.
France -- Tarte flambée
Tarte flambée is a specialty of the Alsace region of France. It's made with bread dough, creme fraiche, onions and bacon.
Spain -- Coca
The coca is typically consumed in Catalonia. It can be made sweet or savory (and sometimes is made to be both sweet <em>and</em> savory). The savory varieties are normally topped with vegetables and fish.
India -- Paratha
Parathas are made with a whole wheat dough and are stuffed with ingredients such as boiled potatoes, leaf vegetables, cauliflower or paneer. It's similar to a pizza in size and shape, with the ingredients being found stuffed within the dough rather than baked on top.
Middle East -- Sfiha
A sfiha is a cross between a pizza and a meat pie. It's served open-faced with ground lamb and is lightly spiced.
Brazil -- Traditional Pizza With Hearts Of Palm
The most common pizza toppings in Brazil are ham and cheese as well as corn, green peas and hearts of palm.
Hungary -- Langos
Langos is a traditional Hungarian flatbread that was inspired by the Alsacian Tart Flambee. It's now made with deep-fried flat bread and is often times topped with sour cream and grated cheese.
Lebanon -- Manakish
Manakish is traditionally topped with thyme, cheese, or ground meat. It can be sliced or folded, and is normally served for breakfast or lunch.
Japan -- Okonomiyaki
Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake that varies greatly from region to region. The toppings can include seafood, cheese and meats and the batter is sometimes made with noodles. The one pictured here is topped with mayonnaise and plum sauce.
Republic Of Macedonia -- Pastrmalija
Pastrmalija is a long oval bread pie made with meat and dough.
Turkey -- Lahmacun
Lahmacun is a thin piece of dough topped with minced meat, minced vegetables onions, tomatoes and fresh herbs.
U.S. -- Pepperoni Pizza
The most popular topping in the U.S. is<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/05/top-10-pizza-toppings_n_996388.html"> pepperoni all the way</a>.
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