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October 7, 2007

A Slice By Any Other Name…

Filed under: General — CPav @ 5:00 pm
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When you make a list of things that people are passionate about, I’m guessing you’d come up with things like religion, politics, their neighborhoods (I’ve become particularly aware of this through my City Council service). Since you’re reading this blog, chances are you’d expect me to list favorite movies or tv shows, and I certainly wouldn’t disagree with their inclusion on such a list.

What you probably wouldn’t include, though many of you will probably smack your forehead (at least figuratively) and say “of course” when I say it is pizza. Everyone has an idea of what pizza is or should be, and most folks will defend their preference long and loud. Personally, I can go in a number of different directions. I was raised in St. Louis, so the cracker crust with provel cheese is in my blood (sometimes literally), but I have a healthy appreciation for the large-slice, relatively thin crust, light cheese that is the Brooklyn style and the one-slice-is-enough variation that is Chicago stuffed. (I’m not a big fan of what is commonly referred to as Chicago style, the deep-dish pan pizza, but if it’s put in front of me, I won’t push away.)

But that all may be academic. This Esquire article actually takes to task a pretentious restaurateur who’s deigning to say what is and isn’t “traditional” Italian pizza, but in the middle, it gives a history lesson. Evidently in Naples, which is generally considered the birthplace of the pizza, there are hard and fast rules about what actually constitutes a pizza. Interesting reading.

For those of you in the St. Louis area, we here at PCMmS are recent converts to Ami’s in Rock Hill, which serves Brooklyn style crust and a killer house salad dressing. We’re also partial to the weekends-only Pizzeria Della Piazza on the Hill, and the Spinjune at Caito’s in the Chesterfield Valley area. For St. Louis style, we prefer Ellisville’s own Massa’s.

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