Pizza would have been a wealthy person's food about a century before it was a blue collar meal. The idea of fresh fruit (Tomatoes) and cheese being something blue collar is a product of fabulous wealth (The same wealth that built the skyscrapers). It just didn't exist in times before Capitalism. (And, I'm not saying Capitalism is what caused all this, rather I just think with technology increasing productivity, Capitalism became the most efficient way to utilize the explosion of wealth and innovation.)
It's not at all hyperbole to say that lower middle class in America eat better than royalty just 3 centuries ago (When royalty was extremely decadent, pretty much their apex of wealth.)
It would depend entirely on the country. In Italy tomatoes and cheese were pretty much plentiful staples. Along with olives and lots of other stuff. Most farms across Europe made some sort of cheese, or traded for it. Along with jerky and other salted goods it was one of the few foods that could be relied on to eat during the winter.
But I do agree, even zombiewizardhawk
eats better than royalty during the renaissance.
Oh fucking lol this was pulled from the pol thread huh?
My experience with "good" homemade pizza was that if I was gonna do the legwork of assembling it and baking it, I could just get some flour, eggs, cheese and tomato paste and some italian sausage or pepperoni and saved myself 10 bucks.
About to eat this bad boy, got it from my mother when I went to visit on Sunday, it didn't come in a box just a clear plastic wrapper. Leads me to believe that it was a two pack and my mother ate one and it was so good she wanted her son to try it or it was shit and she wanted it out of her freezer.
Let you guys know in 20.