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Anyone who has heard me hold forth on the topic knows that I believe New York pizza to be the One True Pizza. But it would seem that California pizza styles have managed to creep in there as an influence, despite my best efforts at remaining a purist.

This became evident as [ profile] brian1789 and I perused the menus for the most highly-rated deep dish pizza joints in Chicago tonight. "They don't have any really interesting ingredients, like roasted garlic or ricotta or artichoke hearts," I complained.

"Would you put those things on a New York pizza?" Jay asked. "Um, no..." I said. "Well those ingredients are California-style," Jay said, "You're not going to find them in an authentic Chicago pizza any more than you'd find them on an authentic New York pie."

Sigh, he's right. It would seem that living in California has managed to influence my food tastes after all.

Date: 2015-05-30 05:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-30 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
New York-style pizza comes will all those things, too, these days.

Date: 2015-05-31 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But you wouldn't be even looking for those toppings on a true New York Pizza. IMHO, it is imperative that it is simple. Maybe a few toppings, sure, but they would be regular toppings. Better yet, just a plain slice.
All other pizzas need fancy toppings to make them good. New York Pizza stands strong plain.

Date: 2015-05-31 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Resist the Californication of pizza, Geri! We're all counting on you!

Date: 2015-06-03 09:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Chicago's deep-dish pizza is its own species, and can't really be compared straight-up with pizza from the Northeast, IMO. That isn't the only kind of pizza they make out there, though; you can find more conventional (to our tastes, anyway) varieties there if you wish. But why?

Hope you two have fun out there. *hugs*
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