Longboard Legends Pizza And History of Pizza

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Pizza is a baked pie of Italian origin consisting of a shallow
bread-like crust covered with seasoned tomato sauce, cheese, and often
other toppings such as sausage or olive. The word pizza
is believed to be from an Old Italian word meaning “a point,” which in
turn became the Italian word “pizzicare,” which means “to pinch” or
The pizza could have been invented by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, Romans,
or anyone who learned the secret of mixing flour with water and heating it on a hot stone.


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In one of its many forms, pizza has been a basic part of
the Italian diet since the Stone Age. This earliest form of pizza was a
crude bread that was baked beneath the stones of the fire. After
cooking, it was seasoned with a variety of different toppings and used
instead of plates and utensils to sop up broth or gravies. It is said
that the idea of using bread as a plate came from the Greeks who ate
flat round bread (plankuntos) baked with an assortment of toppings. It
was eaten by the working man and his family because it was a thrifty and
convenient food.

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19th Century
In the late 19th century, pizza
was sold in the streets in Naples at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It
was cut from a large tray that had been cooked in the baker’s oven and
had a simple topping of mushrooms and anchovies. As pizza became more
popular, stalls were set up where the dough was shaped as customers
ordered. Various toppings were invented. The stalls soon developed into
the pizzeria, an open-air place for people to congregate, eat, drink,
and talk.


Pizza has an interesting history and it is a favorite among many cultures and especially at Longboard Legends Pizza where they have created pizzas using the Hawaiian Taro Flour for the crust which is actually healthier than the white flour. Come and dine in or take out by calling 1-808-329-2211

About Liebelt Ohana

Vern Liebelt started working in the restaurant at age 14, learning from the ground up. After graduating from high school he attended two culinary schools. His first job was Executive Chef at the Embarcadero Resort in Newport, Oregon. He then moved to Bend, Oregon and ran a French restaurant for 3 years before opening his first restaurant, Coho Grill and Catering Service. The restaurant focused on Italian and Pacific Northwest Seafood. The restaurant catered weddings, open houses for Jack Nicholas Golf Courses, movies and government workshops. Vern's second restaurant, Robby J’s Bistro, focused on local, sustainable Oregon meats and produce, located on the cliffs over looking the Deschutes River. Vern then came to Kona, Hawaii three and a half years ago, along with his family, to serve with University of the Nations, as missionaries. Vern has been the Chef and his wife and daughter have been on staff with the healthcare department. The sons have been working in the local community. Loving God, family, people, life and food is what his family does best It is their way of spreading hospitality to the world.