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National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

Feast on pizza with all the works (except anchovies!) this National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day - it's a delicious way to celebrate!
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November 12
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It's time to get your pizza fix on National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day happening on November 12! This day celebrates the classic Italian dish that has been around for centuries, yet still remains a popular favorite today. Whether you like thin-crust, pan-style, deep-dish or stuffed crust, it won't matter because any pizza can be made with the works except anchovies – just what this day is all about! Celebrate by ordering up a delicious pie loaded with all of your favorite toppings and enjoy this timeless treat.

History of National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

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National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1889</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Modern Pizza</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza, as we understand it today, originated in 1889 when baker Raffaele Esposito created a Margherita Pizza to honor the queen consort of Italy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pizzeria in America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lombardi’s Pizza, recognized as the first pizzeria in America, opened its doors in New York City.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Deep-Dish Pizza Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizzeria Uno introduced deep-dish pizza in Chicago, marking a major evolution of the dish in the US.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Chains Emerge</div><div class='timeline-text'>Popular pizza chains such as Domino’s and Pizza Hut began operations, leading to the mass popularity of pizza across America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Goes Global</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza gained global recognition as pizza chains expanded overseas, solidifying it as a universal favorite.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a pizza with the works</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Using a pre-made or fresh dough, cover it with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.  Add some extra herbs and spices for a special touch, then bake it in the oven until it’s golden brown and delicious.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Order a pizza with the works</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Order your favorite pizza from a local pizzeria and ask for it to be topped with the works - just make sure to let them know that anchovies are not welcome!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a pizza party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for an evening of pizza fun and games.  Have everyone bring their favorite topping to share and make a few different pizzas with all the works except anchovies.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a pizza masterpiece</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use your imagination and create a unique pizza masterpiece on a blank canvas.  Take pictures of it and post it online for all your friends to see.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a pizza cook off</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends for a pizza cook off competition - each competitor must make their own unique version of a pizza with the works except anchovies.  The winner will be crowned the "Pizza King/Queen" and will receive a special prize.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best things about pizza with the works except anchovies is that you can custom create it according to your own preferences. Whether you like your pizza loaded with veggies, extra cheese, or spicy pepperoni - it's totally up to you!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Everyone can enjoy it</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're vegan or a meat lover, National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day allows everyone to come together and enjoy a delicious, cheesy slice! Allowing everyone to customize their pie makes it perfect for groups or get togethers where not everyone has the same dietary restrictions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Anchovy haters rejoice</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Anchovies are either loved or despised and this is why National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day was created! No one will have to suffer through eating an anchovy pizza they don't want while still being able to enjoy all the other toppings they love.</p></div></div>

5 Fun Facts for Anchovy-Free Pizza Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Largest Pizza Measured 13,580.28 Square Feet</h3><p class='facts-text'>In December 2012, Italian chefs created the world's largest pizza in Rome. Not surprisingly, it was also anchovy-free!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Most Expensive Pizza Costs $12,000</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invented by Renato Viola for a select clientele in Italy, the 20 cm pizza takes 72 hours to prepare and is topped with three types of caviar, lobster from Norway and cilantro.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Americans Consume Around 251,770,000 Pounds of Pepperonis Every Year</h3><p class='facts-text'>Pepperoni is a much-loved pizza topping (unlike anchovies) and proof of its popularity is in the immense amount consumed by Americans annually. That's a whole lot of pizzas with the works!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The First Documented Pizzeria in the World Was Opened in Naples in 1738</h3><p class='facts-text'>Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba has been serving pizzas to customers for centuries and it remains operational to this day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pizza Delivery Began After World War II</h3><p class='facts-text'>With soldiers coming back from Italy with a taste for pizza, American pizzerias began offering delivery service to meet the growing demand. So, one could say that Pizza Delivery is actually a post-war innovation in the pizza world!</p></div></div>

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day FAQs

When is National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day?

National Pizza With the Works Except Anchovies Day is celebrated on November 12 every year. In 2024, November 12 falls on a Tuesday.

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