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Pizzamancer, I probably could squeeze you into my adoption school if you can't find another adopter. Let me know. Thanks! Go Phightins! 18:42, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

re: History of Pizza addition[edit]

Ciao Pizzamancer,

I'm Zach Nowak (pg1945), the person who added the link to the BBC article. I have reviewed the sourcing guidelines and would have put a reference to my forthcoming paper on the legend of the Pizza Margherita (accepted by Food, Culture, and Society, the professional journal of the Ass. for the Study of Food and Society) but I figured until the actual article came out, I would give my BBC Food piece. The source of the anecdote (American Heritage) is a cute article (btw, the link is a 404), but the dual assertions that the pizza was named after the queen, and that Esposito was the first to put cheese on the pizza,15:08, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Pg1945 (talk) are completely unsubstantiated (indeed, the second assertion is contradicted by a variety of source). My research shows beyond a reasonable doubt that the legend is just that, a legend. If you like I can put the reference to the paper I have forthcoming, but it is not yet published. I can also send it to you via email and then perhaps you will accept the BBC Food essay until the paper comes out, at which time I change the reference to that.

Also, as long as we're at it, the Pellegrino Artusi book should have its capitalization changed back to how I had edited it.

Thanks much for your help, I'll look forward to hearing from you.


Both your paper and that BBC article fail WP:NOR. It is an interesting idea, but the sources to the contrary are well in the majority here, as well as the consensus WP:CON. An addition like yours needs to start out on the talk page, then finding original sources is the next step. It looks like there are some leads to those in the BBC article, but like I said, it fails WP:NOR.

Ciao again Pizzamancer, Apologies for not signing, I thought that edits made when I was signed in were "signed." I usually hit those four little tildas anyway, but I must have forgotten. I'm still not quite clear on the NOR: when my paper comes out in June, it will be a published, reliable secondary source, correct? So I have to just wait until then? I am definitely aware of the consensus to the contrary--this is like most urban legends, which cite each other and have a consensus, but there are no actual sources cited in any of these. Included in this is the American Heritage article, which gives no sources at all. Oh, the correct link is here ( I was going to update it but only found "[1]" and I don't know how to edit those. Thanks in advance for the clarification. ZachPg1945 (talk) 21:20, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

No, your article would fail WP:NOR as well, it would also be a conflict of interest (WP:COI) to use your own work. You need to use the original sources, and build a consensus. You might want to start a discussion on the talk page.Pizzamancer (talk) 00:32, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

I've added a lengthy contribution to the talk page about the history of pizza, which I noticed also brings up the point about the obvious historical anachronism of "cheese first being added to the pizza" in the apocryphal-yet-charming 1889 meeting of the Queen and the Pizzaiolo. Is there a way I can invite people to comment on this? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pg1945 (talkcontribs) 09:53, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

I've now invited four users who have recently edited that page.Pg1945 (talk) 11:47, 15 February 2013 (UTC)


Hey Pizzamancer. Are you still interested in finishing adoption? Go Phightins! 03:32, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Yep. Life kind of crept up on me last month. I will do the next test today.

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