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Paolo Tullio: Oliveto


The history of pizza is a long one. We know that the Etruscans, an early Italian people, baked a flat bread on stones 3,000 years ago that they covered in toppings of cheese, oil and herbs, and they called it picea.

That's not too far from today's word. Etymologists can enjoy chasing the roots of this word, possibly from the Aramaic word for bread, pita, or from the ancient Greek for leavened bread, pikte.

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