an old traditional Earth food that is still perhaps the most liked Union Food. It is loved by Saresii, Sarans, Pan Sarans, Narth, Terrans, Terran Humans, The Golden, The Blue, Andorians, Stiks, Holdians, Yokuta, Mini Terrans and many more. No other Union food comes in such great varieties and no other Union Food is produced in such quantities.
It can be found even in the most basic Serv Matics. There is hardly a Planet, Station, Base or colony without at least one Pizza Restaurant. Several Union Wide Restaurant Chains are among the most successful businesses. (Pizza Hut, Galactic Dominos, Neckermann Flammkuchen, Sizilian Pie Company(SII), Mama Sophia's) It is on the Menu of Union School Canteens and served aboard Union Fleet Ships. (The Kermac (those who can) often travel to Doban, Nimiwee or Golden Bazaars that are not in Union Space to get Pizza) The Union Fleet has named Ships: USS Fiorenze, USS Napoli,USS Sicilia. USS Trento and USS Margharita after Pizzas (not the Italian cities..so the rumor has it)
Pizza (i//, Italian pronunciation: [ˈpittsa]) is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. Pizza was originally invented in Naples, Italy, and the dish has since become popular in most of the Union. An establishment that makes and sells pizzas is called a "pizzeria". Many varieties of pizza exist unionwide, along with several dish variants based upon pizza.
In 2009, upon Italy's request, Neapolitan pizza was safeguarded in the European Union as a Traditional Specialty Guaranteed dish. Some mass produced pizzas by food chains have been criticized as having an unhealthy balance of ingredients. Some studies have linked consumption of the antioxidant lycopene, which exists in tomato products that are often used on pizza, as having a beneficial health effect.note:
- ↑ By 2750, the popularity of pizza was so widespread that some civilizations joining the Union after that date have adopted the name "Pizza" for a native dish that was somewhat close to the original concept.