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Officially founded in 1926 as Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, there is some evidence that the roots of the club go back a further 20 years to the "Naples Football and Cricket Club", founded by two Englishmen in around 1904.
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Food for a Napoli Themed PartyThe obvious answer is to order in pizza. It's quick, simple and easy to arrange, and there's nothing wrong with that, quite the opposite in fact! Pizza is believed to have originated in Naples and there are many pizzarias in the city, and they are very popular. However, if you fancy cooking something yourself, we've included a few local recipes - and some more generic Italian ones - below.
Key ingredients in Neapolitan cooking are the local tomatoes, seafood, mozzarella cheese, aubergines (egg plants), salami, basil, lemons and olives. Pasta dishes are very popular, and cakes and sweet pastries are a big thing for Neapolitans.
Italians in general - and the Neapolitans are no exception - tend to eat their evening meals late, but many enjoy aperitivo in the bars on the way home from work in the early evening. This is not dissimilar to the Spanish tapas concept, but in Italy acts as a kind of "happy hour". When a bar is offering aperitivo, a customer orders a drink and can then help themselves to small portions of many different dishes that are available in the venue in a "buffet" style. As long as you are ordering drinks, and the "happy hour" is still operating, you can continue to help yourself to the food. To most Italians, this is an opportunity to relax over a drink and a small snack on the way home from work. To us, with our football party heads on, there's an idea for a party here. Invite some friends round for the game, set up the buffet featuring some pizzas and some of the recipes below, let people help themselves to drinks and food before the game, then again at half time, and then again after the final whistle.
Give it a try with some of these recipes:
Drink for a Napoli Themed PartyNeapolitans love their coffee, and some say the best espresso in the whole of Italy is to be found in Naples, so that's definitely one option. Another would be Limoncello Liqueur , although it is believed to originate from nearby Sorrento rather than Naples itself (but it's close enough!).
Failing that, search for Italian wine at DrinkSupermarket.com.