If you're not into the habit of picking up the Onion satirical newspaper, here's a reason next week. From an email we just got from the folks at L'Asso:
The L'asso Pizza Guide—the definitive guide to pizza—will be carried as a NYC Onion insert (10/9/2008). The guide is a humorous and informational guide to pizza—from its humble beginnings in ancient times to its current incarnation as one of the world's favorite foods. It's been a year in the making!
The one-of-a-kind guide chews on the anthropological aspects of pizza (Are you a dutiful dabber, a hi-fi folder, or a spicy sprinkler?), pizza's storied history (like its link to Rome's leader of women's lib), and the ABC's of all things pizza (from the world's furthest pizza delivery to the most popular toppings in Japan). Plus, just like the slices it pays homage to, this hand-held reference is easy to digest and carry.
Silly us, and we thought that Slice was the definitive guide to pizza.
It'll be interesting to see what's in the L'Asso guide and how much of it Slice readers have already digested in the five years that Slice has been chewing on the anthropological aspects of pizza—from the "fold hold" to "tip sag" to the "pizza upskirt." Hmmph.