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2014/07/26 10:56:39 (permalink)

Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video

The Geography of Pizza.
 
And, just to show that the site is worthy of exploration ... 
Here is an informative "History of Pizza" video I got from the site.
 

 
And he continues:
 

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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 11:56:41 (permalink)
Hey MJ
He doesn't talk about Augustine's pizza.  What style is it?  I have that answer: it's the style "Can't find it at PNC Park!"
Now I want another clam pie from Pepe's!
 
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 12:14:04 (permalink)
I thought only pizza from Connecticut was legal. What are all those interlopers?
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 12:46:03 (permalink)
In CT it's apizza.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 13:56:03 (permalink)
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Hey MJ
He doesn't talk about Augustine's pizza.  What style is it?  I have that answer: it's the style "Can't find it at PNC Park!"
Now I want another clam pie from Pepe's!
 


You've been misinformed...In all mt 68 years,I've been eating pizza along with both branches of my Italian family.I've eaten pizza throughout Europe....Connecticut pizza is no better or worse than QUALITY ITALIAN STYLE pizza in most other places. But the name seems to mock how an Italian would pronounce pizza with his accent.That has always bothered me....my grandfather made pizza, or as he said it " a pizza" We never imitated him. We knew he was saying "pizza".Now everybody here thinks it's so cute and in to say"apizza" Sorry for ranting but this has bothered me for quite awhile.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 14:02:07 (permalink)
Ps...do the Italians in Connecticut actually market their pies as Apizza, or do patrons simply call it that when they hear an Italian call it that. Believe me a great pizza in Connecticut is no better than a great pizza in New York, Jersey, or any place else for that matter,when it's made correctly.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 14:16:38 (permalink)
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I was being sarcastic!  The whole thing about "ah-beetz" drives me crazy and since MH is from CT he says it all the time because he knows it makes me cringe.
I am certainly NOT an expert on CT pizza but Pepe's calls theirs "pies".  When we were there, I had a clam pie and MH had a plain pie.  It was probably the best I've had in the US.  I have had fantastic pizza in Italy, France and Belgium. 
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 14:32:09 (permalink)
I call it apizza because that's what I've called it since I was old enough to say it. I never noticed anyone cringing. According to the Census the year I was born Italians made up the majority of the New Haven population. I have never heard anyone from New Haven call it anything other than apizza (ah-BEETZ). That would include the Pepes and the Consiglios. Sally's is Sally's Apizza. Modern is Modern Apizza. Pepe's, the first one in New Haven, Doesn't use the word in its name, but Frank Pepe called it apizza.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 16:10:07 (permalink)
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ltb
I was being sarcastic!  The whole thing about "ah-beetz" drives me crazy and since MH is from CT he says it all the time because he knows it makes me cringe.
I am certainly NOT an expert on CT pizza but Pepe's calls theirs "pies".  When we were there, I had a clam pie and MH had a plain pie.  It was probably the best I've had in the US.  I have had fantastic pizza in Italy, France and Belgium. 


Thanks..I get it.....it makes me cringe too...it's simply imitating an accent...and that's mean...An Italian with an accent would say a-beetz, that doesn't mean we mimic his pronunciation!!!!! If Pepe's calls them pies, that is what it is...hell. pizza means pie!!!!Non Italians might not get it,but but Italians should know better!!!!
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 18:32:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Phil from Philly 2016/04/25 11:21:32
All this Politically Correct Crap makes me ill.
I think I'll go to (Insert your own name for whatever you call it here) Hut and get a salad.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/26 20:59:33 (permalink)
lleechef
Hey MJ
He doesn't talk about Augustine's pizza.  What style is it? 
 



My dear Chef Lee,
Have I not made it abundantly clear in many posts prior that Augustine's Pizza is sui generis?
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/28 09:24:29 (permalink)
 
Anyone who appreciates this wine will also appreciate Augustine's!
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/30 18:27:33 (permalink)
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Hey MJ
He doesn't talk about Augustine's pizza.  What style is it? 




From the first video above, it is in fact 'Sicilian/Grandma' - style.
 
Now, just between us, would you really want to mock a Sicilian? 
Or a grandmother? 
Or, Heaven forfend, a Sicilian Grandmother!!!" />
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/30 19:57:15 (permalink)
Nobody is trying to mock or insult anyone.  It's mostly people of Italian descent themselves who call it "apizza" ("ah-beetz").  And most of these are American born, native English speakers.  No less than 3 area "giants" ---  Sally's Apizza, Modern Apizza, and Zuppardi's Apizza, all use the word "Apizza" in the actual name of their restaurant.  Several lesser known places also use the term "Apizza" in their actual name.   
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/30 20:44:38 (permalink)
Excuse me MJ, but I am sipping some Paisano as I type.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/31 08:47:46 (permalink)
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Excuse me MJ, but I am sipping some Paisano as I type.


And 10 hours from now I will be enjoying that product as well.
Over ice, of course.
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Re: Pizza Styles - Fascinating Website & Video 2014/07/31 08:52:27 (permalink)
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Nobody is trying to mock or insult anyone.  It's mostly people of Italian descent themselves who call it "apizza" ("ah-beetz").  And most of these are American born, native English speakers.  No less than 3 area "giants" ---  Sally's Apizza, Modern Apizza, and Zuppardi's Apizza, all use the word "Apizza" in the actual name of their restaurant.  Several lesser known places also use the term "Apizza" in their actual name.   


I pronounce it 'ah-peetz', but I'm an American of the Scot/French Presbyterian persuasion.
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