SoShiok's Pizza Girl: 10 things you didn't know about pizza

Do you know someone who eats pizza but spurns its "crust"?

Next time, impress that person by asking, "What do you dislike so much about the cornicione?"

Yes, that's what the rim of a pizza is called, but which many refer to as the "crust". Technically, the crust comprises the entire bread component including the base of a pizza.

It's one of the many things you probably didn't know about pizza, a dish so common that some regrettably diss as boring.

And we have the US, one of the world's largest consumers of pizza, to thank for sharing the Italian treasure with other countries across the globe including Singapore. Word has it that American soldiers stationed in Italy during World War II got a taste of pizza and hankered for it after they went home, fuelling pizza booms across the US. And the rest, they say, is history.

For the first instalment of SoShiok's Pizza Girl series, I've rounded some of the most curious facts about pizza to pique your interest and widen your perspective about my favourite food.

Check them out in the gallery below.

Sources: The Daily Meal, First We Feast

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