Speaking of pizza – check out the previous post on a “super pizza” from Rachel Ray – do you know all the different styles of pizza in existence? I am not sure that I can get all of them right but I do know a good pizza when I taste one. Still, if you want to be in the know, here are some of the different kinds of pizza.
This pizza is usually small, about 10 inches in diameter. The crust is thin and the pizza is baked in a wood oven. The ingredients used are light and very fresh and placed sparingly on top of the dough. The best example would be the margherita pizza – cheese, tomatoes, and basil.
New York-style pizza
They say that this is what most people think of when you say pizza – well, at least Americans. This kind of pizza is said to have evolved from the Neapolitan except that the New York-style is bigger, is crisper (and chewy at once btw), and can have any topping that you want. Pizza enthusiasts will tell you that it is best made with only 2 toppings max, to maintain the crispness of the crust.
Ahhh, think thick and rectangular. Think lots of sauce. Think lots of cheese. Think garlic. These are the things that characterize a good Sicilian pizza.
Deep dish pizza
Obviously, deep dish pizza gives you visions of lots of toppings and sauce. This pizza has been likened to casseroles actually. This is also known as Chicago-style pizza.
So, which pizza are you?