April 5 – Deep Dish Pizza Day

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Oh America…your food is so different to ours. I had a very different perception to what a deep dish pizza was until I googled it for today, just to be sure of what I was celebrating. According to the omniscient Wikipedia, Chicago-style deep dish pizza has a crust “up to three inches tall at the edge.”. This is about 8.5cm. That is a LOT of pizza. That’s like a pizza with large pie-like dimensions. 

This style of pizza isn’t a large cake of crust however. It’s more like someone decided they would bake a bowl made out of crust and then fill it with toppings. Because this totally normal creation takes so long to cook inside what looks an awful lot like what I bake cakes in, the toppings are put in upside-down to how you would assemble your normal pizza. The crust-bowl is first covered with cheese, then meat, then vegetables and lastly, sauce. This strange culinary delight was first cooked in Chicago, 1943 at Pizzeria Uno. A variation called the stuffed pizza (another Chicago delight) came into existence in the 1970s and is basically a pie made with pizza ingredients and is even deeper than a deep dish pizza. 

I’m not really sure what to think of these pizzas…on one hand, here is a kind of appealing picture of one: 
Imagesource: http://tossingthedough.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/pizza-style-guide.html 

And on the other hand…well, I’d feel bad showing a specific picture here, because it probably belongs to someone who thought deep dish pizza was amazing…but lets just say if you google image search it, you’re going to find pictures that you can feel the oils just by looking at them…

~ Darcie rae. 

Wikipedia ❤ : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago-style_pizza 

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