The pinsa (lat. "pinsere" = to squash) is a prototype of the modern pizza and originates in ancient Rome. It is first mentioned in Vergils renowned epic "Aeneis" dated in the first century B.C. that states that "tribute flat cakes made from wheat were used as base for the fruit of Ceres". The flat loafs used in the Pinsa Romana were made from different grains like millet, barley or spelt, mixed with salt and herbs; its recipe and tradition descend from roman families to modern times and were finally rediscovered a few years ago. Since then the Pinsa became more popular mainly because of its flavor and wholesomeness, not only in Italy.