It can be difficult to get a room full of people to agree on one type of food that everyone loves. But there is one type of food that gets the vote more than any other: pizza. It's hard not to like pizza, because there are so many different options when it comes to toppings and crust. Although considered a part of Italian cuisine, the type of pizza that most Americans are familiar with is completely American with only a casual resemblance to the original Italian style pizza. |
In the United States, there are several different types of American pizza. The most common are deep-dish, often called Chicago-style, and thin crust pizza, often called New York-style. Chicago-style pizza is baked in a large dish up to three inches deep at the edge. The crust of a deep dish is buttery and thick and the pizza is topped with a heavy amount of tomato sauce and cheeses such as mozzarella. Toppings may vary but a generous portion of meat is also added, such as pepperoni and Italian sausage. Vegetable toppings such as onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives are also popular.
New York style pizza is much different from its Chicago counterpart. The crust is a thin hand-tossed dough made from high-gluten bread four. This style of pizza tends to dominate the northeast in areas like New York and Boston. One benefit of the thin crust is that the pizza is foldable and it is often eaten this way. The thin crust is generally topped with a thin layer of sauce and cheese, like grated Parmesan. Other ingredients include oregano, chili pepper, garlic, and other veggies.
Related Articles -