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Why does Google Doodle celebrated pizza on December 6th?

Well you will know how google doodle is known for its amazing art on some special occasions. Google doodle never fails to impress us with this beautiful art and also sometimes the games incorporated in it. Whether it is celebrating some festival or as a corner to someone Google doodle always shows us the best arts related to the topic and also a short description about it when it is clicked. And today, on 6th December, Google doodle is celebrating pizza! Well, kind of confused about why Google doodle is celebrating pizza on this day? Well let us tell you in this post the reason! 

Google Doodle is celebrating one of the most popular Italian dishes, which is surely  loved all around the world, pizza. Google doodle celebrates Pizza along with an interactive and animated doodle game. According to Google, on this day in the year 2007, the culinary Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, so in order to celebrate this amazing day, Google released a fun game for its users.

This amazing and tasty looking Pizza puzzle features some of the most loved and opted pizza toppings from all over the world. And talking about the challenges, well, the challenge in the game is to cut slices based on the type of pizza ordered. But, the player should note this and keep in mind the requested toppings and number of slices while cutting the pizza. So, the more accurate the order, the more stars a user can earn, Google mentioned. One can play the game by clicking on the Google logo on their homepage, and it will take them to the interactive puzzle.

For the ones who are wondering what is “The Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuoli'”, let us tell you about it!

The Art of Neapolitan ‘Pizzaiuolo’ which originates in Naples, is the capital of the Campania Region. It is a culinary practise which comprises four different phases which are related to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a wood-fired oven, involving a rotatory movement by the baker.

At that time, only the flatbread with toppings has been consumed for centuries in ancient civilisations from Egypt to Rome, but then, the southwestern Italian city of Naples is generally credited as the birthplace of the pizza we know today (dough layered with tomatoes and cheese). The story of pizza begins here as a story that has developed over the centuries becoming a result of global migration, economic development, and technological advancement. 

Every year, the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli organizes courses focusing on the history, instruments and techniques of the art so that they can continue to ensure its viability. Technical know-how is also guaranteed in Naples by specific academies, and apprentices can learn the art in their family homes.

As an addition of this, Naples is widely credited as the birthplace of pizza in the late 1700s. Today, an estimated five billion pizzas (350 slices per second in the US alone) are consumed internationally each year, according to the reports by Google.

Toppings In The Google Doodle

Some of the pizza options provided by Google in the game are Pepperoni Pizza (Cheese, Pepperoni), White Pizza (Cheese, White Sauce, Mushrooms, Broccoli), Calabrese Pizza (Cheese, Calabrese, Onion Rings, Whole Black Olives), Margherita Pizza (Cheese, Tomatoes, Basil), Mozzarella Pizza (Cheese, Oregano, Whole Green Olives), Hawaiian Pizza (Cheese, Ham, Pineapple), Magyaros Pizza (Cheese, Salami, Bacon, Onion, Chili Pepper), Teriyaki Mayonnaise Pizza (Cheese, Teriyaki Chicken, Seaweed, Mayonnaise), Tom Yum Pizza (Cheese, Shrimp, Mushrooms, Chili Peppers, Lime Leaves), Paneer Tikka Pizza (Paneer, Capsicum, Onion, Paprika) and Dessert Pizza (Endless Possibilities).

Well mentioning all the toppings, which is your favourite one?

Sneha Sivakumar
Sneha Sivakumar
I am Sneha Sivakumar, a writer who fell in love with Creative Writing, and loves to provide entertaining articles about famous personalities.


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