Can't explain how proud I am of this photoshop...
It’s October which means, for some reasons I can’t understand, that it’s National Pizza Month. Because if Halloween and dull weather doesn’t make you scream “PIZZA!”, frankly nothing will.
In honour of this fantastic month-long celebration, we’re shifting up our normal narcissistic blog posts and keeping everything strictly pizza. We’ll be bringing you instructional videos, behind the scenes and some new pizza combos over the next 31 days. Well, 25 as today’s the 6th...
To kick us off, here are five common pizza myths, busted!
1.YOU SHOULD NEVER EAT PIZZA WITH A KNIFE AND FORK.
The majority of pizza joints you end up in will cut your chosen pizza into slices. Which is great if you’re getting a pizza from say, a stupendous street food outlet with a clever pun for a name. You may not have somewhere to sit and use a knife and fork, or sometimes if you’ve had a hard day, you can’t be arsed with it. We feel ya. Traditional Neapolitan pizzas however, will rarely come sliced and due to their high moisture content, don’t hold up particularly well as slices anyway. In this situation you’re normally presented with a knife and fork. Which is also fine. The whole point of pizza is that it’s casual and the moment you put rules to pizza, you violate what it is and that’s just lame.
2. FRESH DOUGH WILL ALWAYS BE SUPERIOR
Hear me out. If I were to ask you whether you’d like dough made today, or dough made yesterday, what would you say? Probably made today right? I don’t blame you. 99% of the time, going for the fresh option is a wiser choice. Except in this instance. That extra day gives the dough a real chance to continue proofing, which allows time for fermentation and that’s where you get the most incredible flavour. (Insert drooling face emoji)
3. YOU CAN’T GET PIZZA DELIVERED EVERYWHERE
Well, boy oh boy do I have some fun info for you! Whilst you might not be able to get it at the bottom of the ocean, pizza has been delivered to some pretty rogue places. In 2001, the Russian Space Agency was paid the equivalent of more than a million pounds to deliver a six-inch pizza to the International Space Station. Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Usachov had the great honour of being the first person to receive an off-world pizza delivery.
4. YOU SHOULD REHEAT PIZZA IN THE MICROWAVE OR OVEN
Yeah those options result in you having a pizza that’s slightly warmer than it was before, but to get the best experience out of your luscious leftovers, look at this little guide from the pizza maker Anthony Falco from Roberta’s, an unreal Italian restaurant in Brooklyn (they also have an amazing recipe book/autobiography which I would highly recommend).
5. PINEAPPLE DOESN’T BELONG ON PIZZA
It does. Deal with it.