Beer and Pizza: the Best Marriage
On October 9, the world celebrates Beer and Pizza Day. Here are some secrets and ideas about how to celebrate this day.
Beer and Pizza have so many things in common
There is a lot of buzz on social media for a "holiday" that is considered very important: Beer and Pizza Day.
It is celebrated on October 9 each year, but many fans start the countdown already a week or two before. All over the world, beer and pizza are considered among the best "food and drink" combinations. This day is so popular that it has an organization behind it, with a website and a Twitter account, for example. As we read in beerandpizzaday.com: "The word pizza was first documented in 997 in Gaeta, Italy, and successively in different parts of Central and Southern Italy. The precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as panis focacius, to which toppings were then added". Beer as the pizza, comes from cereal grains too. It's one of the oldest drinks, dated very long ago. Could you believe that it was known in Mesopotamia, for example? It's hard to think, but pizza and beer have a lot of similarities. They are both very popular, are considered a non-expansive choice, and come in wide varieties. They can be produced as easily by large companies as by small entrepreneurs.
History of Beer and Pizza Day.
If you are a pizza lover, you can recognize how perfect a beer is to complete the meal, even if you don't usually drink beer. It's the contrast and the combination of flavors that makes the match so perfect. "Pizza and beer pair so well because they enhance or contrast each other's flavors - we read on the National Today website - This is possibly what inspired Nick Saulino in 2016 when he marked the first celebration of International Pizza and Beer Day. Since then, more people have embraced the idea of pizza and beer as a great food combination".
Three ways to celebrate it
The Twitter account of this "holiday" is full of comments from people who like sharing their moments and photos with a beer and a pizza. Pizza could be so different in shapes and flavors depending on where you are in the world. It's a fascinating study. One way to celebrate this day might be to post your favorite memories involving both pizza and beer. You can join the conversation on social media, which looks pretty active. The second thing you can do is to decide to try on October 9 a different beer, a type that you never tried before, and to do the same with the pizza. Have you ever had the San Daniele pizza (with Parmigiano cheese and sliced Parma prosciutto)? Haven't you? Here, the time has come.
Let's make pizza at home. Magnifico has the best Italian flour
If you feel more adventurous, you can make a pizza yourself at home and take a cold Guinness, a Peroni, or Moretti (if you don't want to betray Italy) out of the refrigerator. There are so many tutorials about how to make the dough. Where we can help you is in choosing the best flour. We suggest you use the Italian '00' Organic Soft Wheat Flour for an authentic gourmet pizza. This organic soft wheat flour contains no GMO and no pesticides. It has a superior taste and aroma. The brand is Molino Grassi, which started in 1934 grinding soft wheat for bread making. Now in its third generation, Molino Grassi has established itself in Europe as a leader for its innovative wheat milling processes and for its commitment to restoring the world's best heirloom grains. Just for a few more days is one sale of another flour: Organic Durum Wheat Semolina. We can bring it directly to your house; you just need a click. This flour is excellent for traditional and hard bread, biscuits and tarts, pasta, or pizza. It is also produced by Molino Grassi. Now you really have no excuses! You can find beer in any deli or supermarket. We'll bring you the flour. Put on an apron and get to work: beer and pizza day is a day to celebrate.
- Donatella Mulvoni