About Fugazza Con Queso, Argentinian Pizza

Fugazza con queso (from Genoese dialectfugassaItalianfocaccia), or simply Fugazza, is a common type of Argentinian pizza originating in Buenos Aires that consists of a thick pizza crust topped with onions, cheese, and sometimes olives. It is derived from a combination of Neapolitan pizza with Italian focaccia bread. 

Fugazza and its variations are believed to have been invented by a Genovese-Argentine pizza maker named Juan Banchero sometime between 1893 and 1932, who served it out of a pizza shop bearing his name. Banchero’s pizza shop continues to sell Fugazza to this day in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of La Boca, which historically served as a home to Genovese immigrants to Argentina.

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