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2013-09-12 03:05:46 PM
Never tried British pizza, but my husband hated Italian pizza: he forgot to order cheese for his once, and got octopus on his at another place (somehow thought he was ordering a particular spicy sausage we liked). But he kept trying at every little shop he found.....
 
2013-09-12 03:06:48 PM

farkingismybusiness: gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


Please feel free not to provide any examples, thx.

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Pizza Taco biatch.


Also known as a half-assed calzone
 
2013-09-12 03:06:59 PM
I've seen pizzas on menus in London with sunny side up eggs right on the top. Weird. I did't order it.

The food in England was great. And everyone had all their teeth. Shocker.
 
2013-09-12 03:07:04 PM
Is that when you eat bologna slices off of a chav with an orange spray tan?
 
2013-09-12 03:07:33 PM
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Say what you want about British cooking but I will never go back to the Denny's style yellow ribbons of rubbery egg bits.

/Not pizza related
 
2013-09-12 03:08:17 PM

Highroller48


FrancoFile: How do you boil dough?

In a boil-dough-zer?


You I like.
 
2013-09-12 03:09:19 PM
You should try pizza in Asian countries, its....interesting.
 
2013-09-12 03:09:26 PM
gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


These are available from most chip shops in Scotland. While there can also get a deep-fried Mars Bar for dessert.

Why yes, heart disease is an issue in Scotland, why do you ask?
 
2013-09-12 03:09:31 PM
We Americans shouldn't make fun of them. We add Velveeta to Shepherd's Pie.

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/Actually, it's pretty tasty. And I hate Velveeta.
 
2013-09-12 03:10:48 PM
Over the last 10 years, my household has steadily replaced Pizza Hut (our go to place for fresh baked pies for 20 years) with Papa Johns. And to be honest, we aren't looking back. They make a mean pie, and the garlic dipping sauce and fresh peppers are always a welcomed touch.
 
2013-09-12 03:10:55 PM

farkingismybusiness: gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


Please feel free not to provide any examples, thx.

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Pizza Taco biatch.


Pizza?  Now that's what I call a taco!!
 
2013-09-12 03:12:00 PM
At my local greasy,   I used to order an unsliced 12 inch meat feast pizza,    and a chicken tikka madras curry..     and make a homemade calzone...


Awesome !
 
2013-09-12 03:12:24 PM

DjangoStonereaver: ChrisDe: URAPNIS: It's got to be better than that New York cardboard crap.

And we're off and running....

Hey!  I'm a proud NJ pizza snob, and I will be the first to admit that well-made Chicago deep-dish is among
the yummiest of foods around.

Its not pizza to be sure, but it is damn tasty.


Agreed, and I love NJ/NY pizza as well.  What they are doing to pizza should not be considered, or be allowed to call "pizza", this is false advertising.  I guess just because it's made with dough, they are defining it as such.
 
2013-09-12 03:12:40 PM

jigger: UrukHaiGuyz: FrancoFile: How do you boil dough?

Isn't that how pretzels are made?

and bagels


Meh - those are both either briefly dipped in boiling water, or steamed, and then finished in a regular oven.  They aren't pasta.
 
2013-09-12 03:12:47 PM
It's always hilarious when Americans attempt to make fun of the food in other countries.
 
2013-09-12 03:13:18 PM
Fish-and-Chips pizza is delicious!
 
2013-09-12 03:13:45 PM
Slow roasted bone marrow (roasted still in the bone) is one of the most incredible things I have ever had in my entire life.  It is definitely in my Top 10 of All Time Favorite Foods.  I imagine it would be incredible on a pizza.
 
2013-09-12 03:14:11 PM
My British Pizza was only lukewarm.  I guess it was "British hot".
 
2013-09-12 03:14:22 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Over the last 10 years, my household has steadily replaced Pizza Hut (our go to place for fresh baked pies for 20 years) with Papa Johns. And to be honest, we aren't looking back. They make a mean pie, and the garlic dipping sauce and fresh peppers are always a welcomed touch.


I remember when Papa Johns was delicious. 20 years ago they had cheese and not cheese like product.
 
2013-09-12 03:14:49 PM
In the early '90s, I was part of a team of Canadian IT developers who installed the first single-number 44 minutes or it's free pizza delivery system in the UK. Our customer's pizza menu was a bit of an eye-opener for us. I don't remember all the odd  toppings, but sweet corn was one of them. I remember it because it actually worked for me.

On a side note, there are very good reasons why there are so many British pubs in the world, but so few British restaurants...
 
2013-09-12 03:15:06 PM

gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


Please feel free not to provide any examples, thx.


Deep fried pizza is a Scottish thing. Hell, they'll deep fry a salad if you ask.
 
2013-09-12 03:15:09 PM
For all the Chicago Farkers out there, if you get the chance, go to VOLO and order their bone marrow.
 
2013-09-12 03:15:27 PM

Highroller48: URAPNIS: It's got to be better than that New York cardboard crap.

8/10.  You're gonna get a ton of bites.  If this had been a Deli sandwich thread you'd have got the full 10 points, and probably your house torched, as well.


Yah, kinda like brew threads where a Natty Lite drinker is getting beat up by "craft" drinkers. One can develop a taste for the cheap crappy stuff especially if they have some pretentious and misguided  pride in it so they automatically go on the offensive under the guise of calling someone a troll.
 
2013-09-12 03:16:08 PM
I don't know why people make fun of British food, every restaurant I ate at in London was delicious, both the curry places and the more traditional pubs. Steak and kidney pie is awesome, so is a full English breakfast. Although fyi, never order the nachos in a British pub, they will be awful.
 
2013-09-12 03:16:18 PM
but i draw the line at corn

regular whole kernel corn is a pizza topping in england

just say no
 
2013-09-12 03:16:36 PM

gopher321


I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


I'm a little surprised you didn't mention chocolate-covered pizza.

No, I don't know if it's a thing.

No, I don't want to know if it's a thing.
 
2013-09-12 03:16:44 PM
When I make pizza at home, I make a thin, crispy crust.  But for delivery pizza, I like something much thicker than a NY slice, but not Chicago deep dish, either.  Something like this:

http://b52pizza.com/images/Sicillian.JPG
 
2013-09-12 03:18:21 PM

Mock26: For all the Chicago Farkers out there, if you get the chance, go to VOLO and order their bone marrow.


Vegans Only Live Once?
 
2013-09-12 03:18:48 PM

gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


Please feel free not to provide any examples, thx.


Quess what? We've done both for years.

BBQ pizza with bbq sauce instead of pizza sauce and smoked bbq meat is something most non chains have. Pizza rolls are deep fried.
 
2013-09-12 03:19:17 PM
I freaking love bone marrow.

The unfortunate thing is that now that it is back on a lot of menus people are actually buying it again.

Used to be you could get the butcher to practically give that stuff away.
 
2013-09-12 03:19:21 PM
Mock26: For all the Chicago Farkers out there, if you get the chance, go to VOLO and order their bone marrow.


New to Chicago, will definitely try this weekend.
 
2013-09-12 03:19:32 PM

UberDave: I would be interested to see how flavorless they can make it.


Pretty damn flavorless. In my hometown we make more pizza to sell around the world in a week than Italy does in a year. Have done for decades so it's nothing new.
 
2013-09-12 03:22:40 PM
extra these please

www.frostsfish.com

/anyone?
 
2013-09-12 03:22:44 PM

FooDog: nekom: I have a good friend in Sweden, they put tuna on theirs.  Doesn't sound horrible, just weird.  Bone marrow though, that's horrible AND weird.

Tuna? Not that common. However, Kebab Pizza is where the magic is at (most popular pizza type in Sweden):

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I'd kick you in the head right now for a kebab pizza. I have yet to find anyplace that makes a good Doner Kebab in TX.
 
2013-09-12 03:23:52 PM

Deedeemarz: Never tried British pizza, but my husband hated Italian pizza: he forgot to order cheese for his once, and got octopus on his at another place (somehow thought he was ordering a particular spicy sausage we liked). But he kept trying at every little shop he found.....


Polipo (or polpo) octopus
Polpetta = meaball

Hubby needs to work on is pronunciation.

Also, if he hates Italian pizza, he hates pizza.
 
Ant
2013-09-12 03:24:59 PM

baconbeard: It's got curry on it, right?


My wife sometimes make a chicken tikka masala pizza with tandoori chicken and masala sauce. It's awesome!
 
2013-09-12 03:28:19 PM
Eh, it can't be worse than Japanese pizza.  Which is the pits.

Chicago Deep Dish is a great style, I love it, but as a traditionalist I can't quite fully approve of it.  The best pizza is actually really simple:  a slice of Sicilian red with a mostly cherry tomato sauce base on the bottom, topped by a slice of Sicilian white.

I hail from outside Scranton, PA, which has statistically been demonstrated to be the capital of pizza in the United States.  The Jersey Shore, which has 2.23 pizza shops per 10,000 inhabitants, is number two in the US, and is well known for its pizza.  But the Scranton area has 5.18 shops per 10,000 inhabitants.  Most of the places don't call themselves Italian, anyway.  They're Sicilian, or Milano, or Roma style, and they'll be pleased to let you know it.  Each shop has a style that corresponds to a section of Italy.  (Except for the horrid franchises, which suck.  But you know them.)  And pizza critics who travel have wrote many things about Scranton (specifically, the neighborhood of Old Forge, where most of the best are).

My pick is Colarusso's, which has five different locations.  There are five brothers and sisters who each use the same recipe, who work in different neighborhoods, and they all do very well for themselves.  The sauce is the perfect mix of tart, sour, but with just a hint of sweetness, and the crust is light but firm.  But if you want to have the original white pizza (no, really, it was made in America, in Old Forge), go to Arcaro and Genell's.

I've been in Philly for five years, and it's all horrible here. (Philly knows meat, but pizza?  No.)  New York?  Too soft crusts, the sauce is usually too sweet, and letting pizza sit and cool and then reheating it is a recipe for fail in terms of texture.  Chicago is delightfully greasy and usually has good sauce, but the quantity of crust is ... eh, not my thing.

Get to Scranton on Columbus Day weekend.  All the family shops from up and down the line set up tents and compete.  And you'll be the winner.

/ hears they have cannoli
// never ended up having it there
 
2013-09-12 03:28:20 PM

Oh God I can't find good pizza here.  It's a joke.  There are of course the US chains like Pizza Hut and Pappa John's who push the same crap they do at home.  Then there's the major native chain Pizza Express which seems to be trying to do Italian style pizzas but fails horribly.  I've tried a variety of independent and mom&pop type places too - they are usually associated with a kebab shop or a fried chicken place. Most of them cant get the crust right - like a big chewey, soggy loaf of bread with a tiny little bit of ketchup on top and an extremely precious amount of toppings.


For real "weird" pizza that actually works, see Flying Wedge (PDF link). Perogi pizza rocks!

 
Ant
2013-09-12 03:29:11 PM

HairBolus: and yes traditional Swedish food (that isn't fresh seafood) is worse than traditional English food.


You just gave me an idea: Swedish meatball pizza with lingonberries!
 
2013-09-12 03:29:40 PM
Why are people posting pictures of boxes? Eat freshly made food, guys.

In the UK (at least where I am) most independent take-away places sell chicken, burgers, kebab & pizza

THEY ALSO OPEN WHEN I NEED FOOD.
My local one's opening times :

MON & THUR 4PM - 3.30AM
TUE, WED & SUN 4PM - 3AM
FRI 4PM - 4.30AM
SAT 4PM - 5AM
 
2013-09-12 03:29:43 PM

gopher321: I'm surprised some Yank hasn't either...

1) Barbequed a pizza

or 2) deep fried one yet.


Please feel free not to provide any examples, thx.


Really?  I grill pizzas all the time.  But if you meant the real definition of barbecue, you pretty much can't 'low and slow' pizza dough unless you want a frisbee.
 
2013-09-12 03:29:50 PM

wildcardjack: Hell, they'll deep fry a salad if you ask.


Japanese have been doing that forever. It's called tempura
 
2013-09-12 03:30:12 PM

nekom: I have a good friend in Sweden, they put tuna on theirs.  Doesn't sound horrible, just weird.  Bone marrow though, that's horrible AND weird.


When we make home-made pizza I like putting tuna on mine, I use canned tuna in olive oil (canned tuna in water is pretty flavourless), it's perfect for pizza. Bone marrow ? I like bone marrow, it's neither horrible nor weird, so I'll be happy to try it.

Thanks for the idea.
 
ows
2013-09-12 03:32:54 PM
bacon, bannana peppers, and goat cheese.
 
2013-09-12 03:33:08 PM

nekom: I have a good friend in Sweden, they put tuna on theirs.  Doesn't sound horrible, just weird.  Bone marrow though, that's horrible AND weird.


Tuna pizza is pretty common in Hamburg.  The tuna meat is finely minced and pretty dark.  Its like halfway between italian sausage and anchovies.  I recommend it.
 
2013-09-12 03:33:45 PM
Im wondering where the Author got his info on Pizaa in Italy being conservative.....Im thinking he invented it on the spot because it sounded good.

I've had pizza in Italy with everything from Horse to eggs on top of it. (dont recommend the horse meat) Fish, blue cheese, eggplant, mayonaise, capers, hot dogs, etc.....  The article acts like there is no competition among pizza restaurants in Italy.....

Im thinking the real truth here might be that British food only exists because of a massive prejudice britains have against mainland cuisine.

I mean seriously why would you eat British food at all with the variety of ethnic restaurants in Britain?
 
Ant
2013-09-12 03:34:23 PM

Erebus1954: I've seen pizzas on menus in London with sunny side up eggs right on the top. Weird. I did't order it.

The food in England was great. And everyone had all their teeth. Shocker.


There's a place by my house that does that. Proletariat Pizza
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2013-09-12 03:34:28 PM
Bone marrow on pizza sounds awesome, and in the dough switch out the veg oil with equal parts butter and duck fat.  mmmmmmm
 
2013-09-12 03:34:34 PM

letrole: but i draw the line at corn

regular whole kernel corn is a pizza topping in england

just say no


I bet it would be great with mashed potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and gravy on a pie.  Especially if you had a flaky biscuit like bread for the dough.
 
2013-09-12 03:35:28 PM
GIS of "Thunfisch Pizza"
http://tinyurl.com/l74nkhs
 
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