Wood fired brick ovens have been found in in excavations in nearly every Ancient Civilization. Excavations in Pompeii have uncovered beautiful brick ovens and stylish food bars. The term pizza was first used in an Italian cookbook in 997AD, and the word Pizzaiolo was first mentioned in the 17th century. Naples have laid claim to being the birthplace of pizza and so the fame of Neapolitan pizza is fitting!
The first Pizzeria was opened in the United States in 1905 after returning soldiers from WW1 could not get enough of their Italian staple. In modern Italy, pizza is inseparable from daily life and millions of pizzas are consumed globally each day.
A wood fired oven is the perfect pizza-making utensil. It is a three-fold process. Radiant, convective and conductive heat all work in unison to bake the perfect, authentic, wood fired pizza.