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2017/01/03 01:17:25 (permalink)

The History of Pizza in America ???

Subject to much controversy on Roadfood, years past.
 
Here is a recent You Tube story about the history of Pizza in America.
 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8pCMoL_b_s
 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 04:40:46 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby jerzeydawg 2017/01/07 09:13:52
Fantastic. The history is as it was told to me. Fact be told,whether Lombardi's Tortonno"s ,Rays, Johns, even Denino's in Staten Island, you're getting Pizza History. Pizza and New York:perfect together! Naples to Manhattan....that's the lineage. Enjoy the best tradition has to offer. Come to NYC for the original and BEST pizza. Great show...even the accents are authentic!!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 12:01:29 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/01/06 23:23:17
Not even passing mention of Gary, Indiana. Pfft.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 12:08:46 (permalink)
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Not even passing mention of Gary, Indiana. Pfft.




It is a well guarded secret along with Michael Jackson's whereabouts....
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 12:12:26 (permalink)
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Not even passing mention of Gary, Indiana. Pfft.




It is a well guarded secret along with Michael Jackson's whereabouts....


I thought it was Jimmy Hoffa's whereabouts we were wondering about. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 13:39:26 (permalink)
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Not even passing mention of Gary, Indiana. Pfft.


The moment I discovered this video, I knew I had to share it with all you fine folks on Roadfood.com.  Recalling the controversy from years back.  Though 24 plus minutes in length, I thought this was a well documented and entertaining video.
 
I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, right after WWII.  Even for me, it would have been difficult believing that pizza originated in Gary, seeing as how Gary was not even a city in 1905.... the year, according to this video, that pizza started in NYC.
 
 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 13:48:08 (permalink)
And then came Frank Pepe's in 1925.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 14:18:16 (permalink)
Yes, Connecticut always behind New York when it comes to pizza( But I'll give them the Clam pie!)
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 14:22:51 (permalink)
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Yes, Connecticut always behind New York when it comes to pizza( But I'll give them the Clam pie!)


That's most generous of you. But we don't have pizza in New Haven. We have apizza.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 14:33:42 (permalink)
Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the BEST pizza I've ever had.  Clam pie at Pepe's!

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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 14:39:58 (permalink)
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Yes, Connecticut always behind New York when it comes to pizza( But I'll give them the Clam pie!)


That's most generous of you. But we don't have pizza in New Haven. We have apizza.


Oh yeh,Pizza pronounced with a fake Italian accent.....
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 14:49:43 (permalink)
........But PACKED with Authentic mind numbing FLAVOR.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:18:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/01/06 23:26:00
The Italian family that gave me my first piece of pizza when I was a kid called it ah-BEETS
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:22:55 (permalink)
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The Italian family that gave me my first piece of pizza when I was a kid called it ah-BEETS


That's what MH calls it.  I don't care WHAT he calls that clam pie from Pepe's.......I call it MINE!  And I'm NOT sharing!!! 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:25:29 (permalink)
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Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the BEST pizza I've ever had.  Clam pie at Pepe's!


That's not a pizza.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:32:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/01/06 23:26:26
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Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the BEST pizza I've ever had.  Clam pie at Pepe's!


That's not a pizza.

Well, it sure as hell ain't a bratwurst!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:35:34 (permalink)
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Yes, Connecticut always behind New York when it comes to pizza( But I'll give them the Clam pie!)


That's most generous of you. But we don't have pizza in New Haven. We have apizza.


Oh yeh,Pizza pronounced with a fake Italian accent.....


Nothing fake about it. It's the way it's spelled and pronounced in Maiori, Frank Pepe's hometown outside of Naples
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:35:46 (permalink)
I have on good authority that what you showed is an apizza. You can argue with him, but I don't have the stones to do so.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:36:47 (permalink)
Come to think of it, there is a great resemblance to the bratwurst they have in Worseconsin.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:42:41 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/01/06 23:27:16
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Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the BEST pizza I've ever had.  Clam pie at Pepe's!



This is not just pizza.............it is a masterpiece!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 15:45:24 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby soozycue520 2017/01/06 23:27:28
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I have on good authority that what you showed is an apizza. You can argue with him, but I don't have the stones to do so.

Yes, it truly was an apizza.  And here's another one for ya!

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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 17:21:34 (permalink)
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I have on good authority that what you showed is an apizza. You can argue with him, but I don't have the stones to do so.

Yes, it truly was an apizza.  And here's another one for ya!



Hey, that one was mine. A plain pie, just as I used to get them when I was a kid. But they don't cost 40-cents anymore.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 17:30:45 (permalink)
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Absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the BEST pizza I've ever had.  Clam pie at Pepe's!



This is not just pizza.............it is a masterpiece!


Quite right!  A culinary masterpiece. 
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 22:48:08 (permalink)
I absolutely love those pizza pics you have shared with us.  My mouth is watering.
 
One thing I would like to share with you all. As I said. I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. And not until I moved away for college did I know that pizzas were not cut into squares. For every pizza joint in Northwest Indiana, always cut their pizzas into squares, rather than the slices known in NYC and most of the rest of the country.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/03 22:50:50 (permalink)
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I absolutely love those pizza pics you have shared with us.  My mouth is watering.
 
One thing I would like to share with you all. As I said. I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. And not until I moved away for college did I know that pizzas were not cut into squares. For every pizza joint in Northwest Indiana, always cut their pizzas into squares, rather than the slices known in NYC and most of the rest of the country.


Ah, but here in the pizza desert known as central Ohio squares are everywhere.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 04:08:44 (permalink)
Many pizzas in Italy are served in squares......doesn't matter!
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 09:29:04 (permalink)
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Many pizzas in Italy are served in squares......doesn't matter!


I grew up in Yonkers NY and the only squares on our pizzas were for Sicilian pies.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 10:34:42 (permalink)
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Many pizzas in Italy are served in squares......doesn't matter!


I grew up in Yonkers NY and the only squares on our pizzas were for Sicilian pies.


Yonkers, eh? My father was from Yonkers. But we eventually forgave him.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 10:46:48 (permalink)
I hate my pizza cut into squares!  There's a place nearby where we occasionally get pizza and when we order it, specify, DO NOT CUT.  Like that we cut it ourselves into wedges.
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Re: The History of Pizza in America ??? 2017/01/04 11:30:49 (permalink)
I know it sounds crazy.  However, for some reason, a traditional thin crust pizza seems to taste better to me, when it is cut in squares, rather than slices.  Here, in Colorado, at many pizza joints, I have asked to have my pizza cut into squares, and the replies have gone from being looked at as if I were crazy, to questions on how it is done, to absolute refusal to cut the pizza into squares.
 
There is one pizza joint in Englewood (just south of Denver) called Frank's The Pizza King.  Been around since the 1940's who never blinks an eye, when I ask to have my thin crust pizza cut into squares.  And I swear, for me that pizza tastes better than when cut into slices !
 
Periodically I will buy a frozen thin crust Home Run pizza from Chicago, at the grocery store.  And always cut it into squares.
 
I think it is just something some grew up with. 
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