Pizza is a food with ancient human origins, typically consisting of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, and a variety of other toppings, on a yeasted flatbread cooked in an oven. Pizzas are usually circular in shape and pizzas intended are usually cut into wedges (slices) before serving. The bottom and rim of the cooked pizza are referred to as the “crust.”
Pizza is widely found in human and human-derived civilizations of the SARPiverse such as the Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia and Yamatai Star Empire. It is often available for delivery, which makes it an especially convenient meal. Pizza delivery people are known to make use of hyperspace fold drives.
Traditional pizza is cooked for about 2 minutes in an 426 °C (800 °F) oven, often fired by wood or coal. Many basic electric ovens are unable to reach these temperatures under normal operation and pizzas are instead cooked at around 176 °C (350 °F) to 204 °C (400 °F) degrees for a longer time period.
Toppings often found on pizzas include mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, ham & pineapple, spinach, peppers, and seafood (fish, clams, scallions, etc).
Notable pizza makers include: