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Let’s Talk About This Pizza Classic: The Margherita

Back to Blog Margherita pizza is an Italian specialty that originated in Naples. This pizza is protected in Italy, meaning it must be prepared in a specific way to bear the “pizza Margherita” label, and the Italian government certifies bakeries that make it. This pizza is extremely simple, focusing on fresh, wholesome ingredients and high-quality bread dough. It is also the foundation for many pizzas served around the world; most people can get a local pizza place, and cooks can make it at home. Garlic is frequently used in Margherita pizza. Traditional Neapolitan pizza is made with a dough made of flour, salt, and yeast. The dough is mixed, kneaded, and formed into rounds before being covered in toppings of the cook’s choice and baked in a high-temperature oven. The high temperature causes the dough to become very crispy; some Italians prefer theirs almost burnt, and it sears the toppings. The pizza is ready for slicing, serving, and eating after only a few minutes. Margherita Pizza Ingredients Pizza Margherita is entirely made with mozzarella cheese, which should be as fresh as possible. They use mozzarella di bufala, an Italian type of mozzarella. You can then top it with some fresh tomatoes

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The Grandma Pizza Explained

Back to Blog When most people think of “New York pizza,” they envision a thin, round Neapolitan-style pie. Another lesser-known type of pizza originated in New York, and if you’ve never tried it, we recommend you do so right now. Here’s everything you need to know about Grandma pizza, the nostalgic Italian-American pizza that deserves a place in your recipe collection. The Sicilian-style pie known as Grandma pizza originated in New York. It’s baked in a square pan with a thin crust. Grandma’s pizza is traditionally made without a pizza oven because home cooks invented it on Long Island. As the name implies, Grandma-style pizza was once only made in the kitchen by Italian grandmothers. Grandma pizzas have a shorter proving time, resulting in a crust that is still tender and fluffy – but a little crisper and denser than Sicilian pizzas. What is on a Grandma Pizza? Notable for its distinctly thin crust, Grandma’s pizza is cooked in an olive oil-coated rectangular pan and topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce (the sauce is typically layered over the cheese. This square-shaped pie has parallel strips of a light cheese accompanied by a homemade marinara sauce that was precooked for four hours

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It’s National Pepperoni Pizza Day!

Back to Blog The popularity of pizza is unmatched. For centuries, this delicious Italian dish has won hearts (and stomachs) across the globe. However, pepperoni pizza is by far the most popular kind of pizza. A pepperoni pizza is topped with cured sausage, a type of cured sausage commonly found on pizzas. Aside from cheese, mushrooms, onions, and peppers, other standard toppings include cheese, mushrooms, and onions. You can make this pizza with either red or white sauce, although red is the more traditional choice. The dough is thin and crispy, and the cheese is mozzarella. It’s a famous pizza for a good reason – it’s delicious! The combination of salty pepperoni, cheesy goodness, and tangy tomato sauce makes it a delicious pizza. Moreover, making this dish at home is relatively easy. You can’t go wrong with pepperoni pizza, whether making it for dinner or hosting a big party. Let’s look at pepperoni pizza in more detail. When is National Pepperoni Pizza Day? National pepperoni pizza day is observed every September 20. As the actor Kevin James puts it, “there’s no greater feeling than holding a warm pizza box in your lap.” On this day, many restaurants offer their customers

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Why We Love a Good Vodka Pizza Slice

Back to Blog Vodka pizza, made with vodka sauce,  is fast becoming popular among pizza lovers in New York who like exploring various flavors.  Take your pizza experience to a new level. Most vodka pizza sauces make the pizza less acidic and a little sweet than regular tomato pizza sauce, making it a preferred choice for people who discover the difference. The sauce used in vodka pizza has a deep-rooted tradition in Italian culture. Initially, the Italians used the vodka sauce to impress women with its palate-pleasing taste, but it soon became a staple for most Italian cuisines. Do not confuse the vodka sauce for pizza with the traditional vodka sauce for pasta. Vodka sauce for pasta mainly uses tomato paste and cream. It also requires pasta water to give it the original pasta taste. If you use it on pizza, it may separate in the oven and become too greasy because of the high-fat content in the cream. Pizza vodka sauce must contain crushed tomatoes to help it stand-alone consistency even after adding cream. How Does Vodka Pizza Taste? Regardless of the name, your palate will not suffer the harshness of alcohol taste in your pizza. Vodka pizza has

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The Famous Pineapple on Pizza Debate

Back to Blog In the culinary world, no food stirs opposing opinions like Hawaiian Pizza. Does pineapple belong on pizza? With ham, bacon, pineapple, cheese, and tomato sauce on the dough as toppings, the Hawaiian Pizza divides people like no other dish. Some people are incredibly passionate about it, and others loathe it. Based on a survey of approximately 32,000 people worldwide, Mashed investigated what toppings people enjoyed on their pizza. Pepperoni won with 51% of the votes, but pineapple garnered a surprising number of fans, with about 11% choosing it as their top choice. Pineapple wasn’t far behind sausage (15%) or mushrooms (13%). Combining sweet and savory foods is not uncommon. Many people enjoy the sweetness of pineapple and the saltiness of cheese and sauce on pizza. So why are pineapples so controversial on pizza? Let’s explore below. Pineapple on Pizza Debate It all began in 1962 when Sam Panopoulos was looking for a way to attract more customers to his pizza joint in Ontario, Canada. Panopoulos first paired sweet pineapple with savory ham as an experiment, but people loved the contrast, and he eventually called it the Hawaiian Pizza. Science Backs Pineapples on Pizza First, scientific evidence proves that pineapple belongs on pizza. Pizza is

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The legendary New York-Style vs. Chicago Pizza Debate

Back to Blog No two pizzas are alike, and Chicago Pizza and New York-Style pizza are no exception. Chicago-style pizza is typically thicker and is visibly different from New York-style pizza. In contrast, New York-style pizza is usually thin and wider than Chicago-style pizza. There are several more differences between a Chicago-style pizza and a New York-style pizza, and we will discuss these differences in this article. What is New York-style pizza? Several unique characteristics distinguish it from other products. Here, you can find some essential elements of an authentic New York-style pizza. Type And Quality of Toppings The traditional ingredients used in authentic NY-style pizza are one of the differences. Rather than drenching the dough in sauce, chefs will spoon a skinny layer of sauce on top of the dough so that it doesn’t overpower the flavor profiles of the other ingredients. After grafting the full-fat mozzarella cheese onto the pie, they sprinkle powdered sugar on it. In addition to these toppings, you can add many other options whenever the desire arises. Gigantic Slice Size A NY-style pizza slice is known for being gargantuan, and regular pizza slices are random. Some pieces are so enormous that you can fold them in

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