Many of us and many of you have strong opinions on food and especially pizza. What is a pizza is contentious. Given some of your dodgy opinions on food, for example, a burger is a sandwich, I decided you might like to have a cordial chat about what you think a pizza is.
A savoury dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and any of various other ingredients—anchovies, olives, meat, etc.—and baked in an oven, traditionally wood-fired, at a high temperature
Pizzettes, such as calzone and stromboli
New Haven pizza
St. Louis pizza
New York pizza
Exotic flatbreads with toppings – e.g. pied, manousheh
Pizza bagel (lol option)
Please feel free to talk about how far a foodstuff may stray from an original before it becomes its own new thing. Maybe something about the importance of authenticity too. Like, should white Caucasian people open fried chicken restaurants etc.
I saw one of those Rick Stein weekend programmes yesterday. He went to Bologna, and they told him that spaghetti bolognaise isn’t a thing. Then they made him a spaghetti bolognaise that wasn’t a spaghetti bolognaise and called it a spaghetti bolognaise. It was very confusing.