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2013-09-12 03:36:24 PM  
I never understood why, in England, a cheese pizza is called a "tomato" pizza.
 
2013-09-12 03:37:40 PM  
In the 80's, Boston had a small local chain of "British Pizza" pizzerias called "Ruggles". It was more of a theme than "real British pizza", where you needed to use a knife and fork to eat it.

Favorite of mine for lunch was "The Baby Prince", which was a personal pizza (sort of deep dish), a garden salad, and a drink for $5.
 
2013-09-12 03:43:20 PM  
US pizza is a thing now?
 
2013-09-12 03:44:03 PM  

Cranialsodomy: I never understood why, in England, a cheese pizza is called a "tomato" pizza.


It isn't. Neither is it called a cheese pizza, you weird person.
 
2013-09-12 03:44:13 PM  

whosits_112: 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 Lutefisk Pizza is where the magic is at (most popular pizza type in Sweden):

[www.glimmapizzeria.se image 800x600]

FTFY

As a 50% Norwegian I have to ask:
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-09-12 03:45:51 PM  

CognaciousThunk: Kebab meat on a pizza: sounds good to me.

Kebab meat on a British imitation of a pizza: I'll pass. Looks like something they threw out of the test lab at California Pizza Kitchen


I was gonna say, around here in the States we call that kind of pizza "California-style".
 
2013-09-12 03:45:54 PM  
Like Russian tacos and Zimbabwean curry.
 
2013-09-12 03:46:25 PM  

lockers: 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.


It's still delicious, and they use 100% mozzarella cheese.
 
2013-09-12 03:48:12 PM  

make me some tea: CognaciousThunk: Kebab meat on a pizza: sounds good to me.

Kebab meat on a British imitation of a pizza: I'll pass. Looks like something they threw out of the test lab at California Pizza Kitchen

I was gonna say, around here in the States we call that kind of pizza "California-style".


I've never heard of "California-style" pizza, unless you're referring to California Pizza Kitchen
 
2013-09-12 03:54:23 PM  
You can get really creative with pizza.  It's just a bread base with some sort of sauce and some toppings.  You could pretty much make any variety of meal out of it and it would be delicious.

For example:

Hoisin sauce or a teriyaki sauce substituted for tomato sauce, white rice substituted for cheese, topped with some chinese style pork and some green beans with onions or even some snap peas.  Probably pretty tasty.
 
2013-09-12 03:54:48 PM  

onzmadi: whosits_112: 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 Lutefisk Pizza is where the magic is at (most popular pizza type in Sweden):

[www.glimmapizzeria.se image 800x600]

FTFY
As a 50% Norwegian I have to ask:
[images.sodahead.com image 292x302]



Why, to provoke a reaction. Like this:

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2013-09-12 03:55:38 PM  
Still looks better than "New York style" crap.
 
2013-09-12 03:56:07 PM  
Isn't a doner kebab pizza just an unrolled doner kebab with tomato sauce?
 
2013-09-12 03:56:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: make me some tea: CognaciousThunk: Kebab meat on a pizza: sounds good to me.

Kebab meat on a British imitation of a pizza: I'll pass. Looks like something they threw out of the test lab at California Pizza Kitchen

I was gonna say, around here in the States we call that kind of pizza "California-style".

I've never heard of "California-style" pizza, unless you're referring to California Pizza Kitchen


California pizza kitchen probably has the best pizza in town.  A close second would be the pizza they put out at Old Country Buffet.  I usually don't get to eat it cause i fill up on their all you can eat shrimp.  Its delectable.
 
2013-09-12 04:02:03 PM  

Mock26: 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.


Can I get a bowl of burgoo with that?

/For dipping.
 
2013-09-12 04:03:17 PM  

GentDirkly: 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.


That actually sounds fantastic.
 
2013-09-12 04:03:33 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: I'd eat a whole pie of whatever crap they call pizza over there before ever having another bite of St. Louis style pizza again.


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/Love me some Imo's
 
2013-09-12 04:04:00 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: make me some tea: CognaciousThunk: Kebab meat on a pizza: sounds good to me.

Kebab meat on a British imitation of a pizza: I'll pass. Looks like something they threw out of the test lab at California Pizza Kitchen

I was gonna say, around here in the States we call that kind of pizza "California-style".

I've never heard of "California-style" pizza, unless you're referring to California Pizza Kitchen


It's a thing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California-style_pizza
 
2013-09-12 04:08:09 PM  

jfivealive: You can get really creative with pizza.  It's just a bread base with some sort of sauce and some toppings.  You could pretty much make any variety of meal out of it and it would be delicious.

For example:

Hoisin sauce or a teriyaki sauce substituted for tomato sauce, white rice substituted for cheese, topped with some chinese style pork and some green beans with onions or even some snap peas.  Probably pretty tasty.


that is no longer pizza
 
2013-09-12 04:14:27 PM  
So in addition to British Cute, we now have British Tasty?
 
2013-09-12 04:15:29 PM  
Oblig?

slice.seriouseats.com
 
2013-09-12 04:16:27 PM  

chitownmike: jfivealive: You can get really creative with pizza.  It's just a bread base with some sort of sauce and some toppings.  You could pretty much make any variety of meal out of it and it would be delicious.

For example:

Hoisin sauce or a teriyaki sauce substituted for tomato sauce, white rice substituted for cheese, topped with some chinese style pork and some green beans with onions or even some snap peas.  Probably pretty tasty.

that is no longer pizza


Yeah. Dumping your teriyaki bowl on a tortilla isn't a burrito, either.
 
2013-09-12 04:18:56 PM  
The best pizza hands down is to be found at Mellow Mushroom.
 
2013-09-12 04:22:09 PM  

chitownmike: jfivealive: You can get really creative with pizza.  It's just a bread base with some sort of sauce and some toppings.  You could pretty much make any variety of meal out of it and it would be delicious.

For example:

Hoisin sauce or a teriyaki sauce substituted for tomato sauce, white rice substituted for cheese, topped with some chinese style pork and some green beans with onions or even some snap peas.  Probably pretty tasty.

that is no longer pizza


Would you prefer that i call it a variation of pizza?  Or perhaps you would feel better if i called it "pizza"?

Are veggie burgers not burgers?  If i put turkey on a BLT is it no longer a BLT?  If I grill a sandwich with ham, cheese, and avocado is it no longer a grilled cheese?    What about if i drink almond or soy milk, is it no longer milk?

A pizza contains 3 main parts.  Dough, sauce, and toppings.
 
2013-09-12 04:26:52 PM  

wildcardjack: Deep fried pizza is a Scottish thing. Hell, they'll deep fry a salad if you ask.


What about shirts?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-12 04:29:37 PM  
I prefer a huarache (the food shaped like a sandal; not the sandal) to a pizza, but if I must have pizza, I like mine with beef, pineapple, jalapeño and habanero. Hook it up!
 
2013-09-12 04:30:57 PM  
I stopped reading around the second paragraph where the asshole who wrote the article dissed the Hawaian Pizza.

Get farked, seriously.
 
2013-09-12 04:48:08 PM  
 
2013-09-12 04:48:20 PM  
I've had some very good pizza in Britain.  Their cheese is a billion times better than the fake plasticky garbage that we get in North America.  This alone gives the UK a massive advantage.
 
2013-09-12 04:48:51 PM  
I have been to England, I have thought it unfair and inaccurate to label English women somehow naturally ugly. But the stereotypes of English cuisine are so dead on the mark. They have some ghastly food.
 
2013-09-12 04:49:22 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.


We do. By the slice or whole.
 
2013-09-12 04:49:44 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.


so not an Osso Buco fan, then?
 
2013-09-12 04:49:58 PM  
The pizzas all have bad teeth. And the male pizzas are all gay.
Am I right?
 
2013-09-12 04:50:29 PM  
There was one pizza place in Bristol that I would frequent, best pizza around.  It still didn't taste very good but I was good friends with the proprietor and as an American, I crave food that makes me more fat and obnoxious.

It was some kind of thin crust that still wasn't crispy, the sauce was rather bland and there was no spice to anything.  Didn't stop me from eating the hell out of it after a few pints though.  My wife would always get a pickled egg from the place...they closed down some months after we moved to the USA but shortly before then they had gotten so used to us that they would just get the jar out before we even ordered.

I hate pickled eggs.
 
2013-09-12 05:00:37 PM  

stirfrybry: Best homemade pizza: Ahi tuna with green thai curry sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds. Yum!


That sounds awesome
 
2013-09-12 05:02:05 PM  

turboeli: 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. ...


Pizza from Scranton?

"Oh no, it's bad. It's real bad. It's like eating a hot circle of garbage "


(obscure?)
 
2013-09-12 05:07:18 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.


Tried to like it, I really did, but something about their crust just doesn't do it for me.  Can't quite explain it.
 
2013-09-12 05:13:26 PM  
I'm with the (real) Italians on this one - whatever the hell passes for pizza in the UK or the US, it ain't proper pizza.
 
2013-09-12 05:17:15 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.


Grilled pizza is a thing. My mom uses the technique to make some very good flatbread.

Deep-friend pizza doesn't sound that great.
 
2013-09-12 05:17:34 PM  

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

Good try, Alabama.  I'm sure the pizza in Times Square did suck.


Well, yes. It does, actually.
 
2013-09-12 05:23:24 PM  
Does it come with Thunder Muscle?
 
2013-09-12 05:26:06 PM  

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

Good try, Alabama.  I'm sure the pizza in Times Square did suck.

Well, yes. It does, actually.


I know, I work in that vicinity.  It doesn't have to be any good when your target audience are the tourist blobs who want to try "real" New York pizza but aren't willing to leave the 5 block radius around their hotels.
 
2013-09-12 05:57:05 PM  

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

Jealousy is so ugly.


--- Troll deny HAHA

And for you Brits calling these flatbreads pizza,

SHUT YOUR BLOODY GOB!!
You wouldn't know pizza if Mr Grimaldi himself rammed one down your throat with the butt of a cricket bat!!
 
2013-09-12 06:13:41 PM  
Spotted Dick, Haggis, pineapples and rasins pizza
That sounds like a Britland pizza favorite
So glad my ancestors left the horrible place generations ago
 
2013-09-12 06:16:02 PM  

ukexpat: I'm with the (real) Italians on this one - whatever the hell passes for pizza in the UK or the US, it ain't proper pizza.


Ah, but we have Italian restaurants & Pizzerias in the UK staffed by real Italians.

We also buy kebabs from Turks, curries from Indians & Pakistanis and Chinese food from the Chinese
 
2013-09-12 06:38:33 PM  
Can I get a Cockney pizza with eels?
 
2013-09-12 06:55:30 PM  

jamspoon: Ah, but we have Italian restaurants & Pizzerias in the UK staffed by real Italians.

We also buy kebabs from Turks, curries from Indians & Pakistanis and Chinese food from the Chinese


The reason the British had to conquer so much of the world was to find a decent meal.  :)
 
2013-09-12 07:27:07 PM  

capt.hollister: 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.


Enriched with nourishing marrow-bone jelly.  Mmmmmm!
 
2013-09-12 07:32:51 PM  
I'm not reading the entire thread, so apologies if it's been said, but doner kebab (AKA "donair" here in Canada) is a very common type of pizza
 
2013-09-12 07:36:57 PM  

litespeed74: Mmmm  marmite pizza. Yeasty...


I'm sure you're joking, but I tried that once, just a thin layer of marmite on a slice.  It was delicious, but I have weird tastes.
 
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