National Calzone Day:
Celebrated on November 1st, every year. If you happen to walk across the streets to find irresistible, delicious garlic and tomato sauce aroma in the air, Don’t be confused! It’s Calzone!
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Why Calzone Day?
Any regular Calzone overflows with flavorful goodness! The perfectly baked crispy golden bread on the outside and the chewy combination of stuffed meat, veggies and sauces melted with various cheese on the inside is irresistible for anybody.
National Calzone day is celebrated on November 1st every year since 2016. This day was founded by Minsky’s Pizza on October 25th, 2016 to commemorate its 40th Anniversary and their delight for delectable handmade Calzones.
In many cases, Calzones were underrated or forgotten. This day also was established to give Calzones their deserved appreciation and keep the legacy of this mouth-watering Italian folded Pizza alive!
Calzones are utterly delicious and filling! Their unique folding and filling make it stay warmer than regular Pizzas. The flexible calzone dough allows you to have any diverse filling choice. There is so much goodness and fun in Calzones, that it makes sense to celebrate it as a food holiday. With diverse stuffing options, Calzones are a favorite for the young and the Old! Now that you know how interesting Calzones are, you must certainly grab a bite this Calzone Day and enjoy! If you are already a fan, try your own Calzone adventure!
How can we Celebrate National Calzone Day:
We can celebrate National Calzone Day with many interesting activities!
● Bake your own Calzone!
One of the fun ways to celebrate food is to learn to make one! So put on your cooking gear and bake your own Calzone! Post a picture of your Calzone on Social Media using these popular tags #NationalCalzoneDay ,#CalzoneDay
● Throw a fun-Party!
Invite your family and friends home to bake their own Calzone. It’s always a delight to bake with loved ones. If there are too many people, you can split into teams for making your unique fun calzone with all the silly stuffing you love! Or just ask your friends to bring their favorite Calzone and have a potluck party!
● Upgrade your Calzone recipe!
Just like Pizza, Calzones come in different varieties! Try to learn a new Calzone recipe this year or create your own version and share your recipe with everyone! Add them to your menu for special treats this year!
● Hunt for the best Pizza joints!
Hunt for the best Pizza joints in your town and plan to explore all of them. Taste as many different Calzone slices and make it a memorable day!
● Enjoy Calzone Discounts and Offers
Many Pizza joints give offers and discounts on Calzone Day. Visit your nearest Pizza joints and grab all that you can take. Minsky’s Pizza offers a 25% discount for its VIP members.
Interesting Facts About National Calzone Day:
● Did you know? The word “Calzone”, when translated to English, means trousers, drooping sack or stockings! i.e., the name describes eating a folded pizza that can be enjoyed while walking or standing.
● Calzones originated from the same place as Pizzas – Naples, Italy in the 18th Century.
● The word Calzone was first documented in the year 1933 to describe a pizza turned inside out.
● During the 1960s, Calzones were the most efficient pizza types to be home delivered
● Calzone got its ultimate recognition in the 2000s with various popular TV shows featuring stories on Calzones
● The sauces are made fresh with various spices and Italian herbs.
● Calzones are also known as Italian – Pizza hand pie, turnaround Pizza, Folded Pizza, carry around Pizza Pie!
● Calzones are also called “Calzoni” in some regions of Italy!
● The largest-ever baked Calzone was made on July 14, 2019, Sunday at the Vaughan Pizza Fest, Ontario. This 59-feet long Calzone required 12 KG of Italian Peeled tomatoes, 80 KG of Mozzarella cheese, 40 KG of Pepperoni and 400 pounds of dough.
● In Italy, Sandwich-sized calzoni are commonly sold at lunch counters and local vendors as they are easy to eat while walking or standing
● In Italy’s Marche region, the calzones can be enjoyed in their sweet version. They are made in the size of cookies!
● The fried versions of calzones are called Panzerotti, which is generally filled with tomato and mozzarella cheese. They are common in the region of Puglia.
● Each Calzone contains 2000 calories approximately
History of National Calzone Day:
It was founded in the year 2016 by Minsky’s Pizza, America