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When Life Gives You Locusts, Make Locust Pizza

Locust swarms in northern Victoria, Australia, are the biggest they've been in 30 years. So what do the folks in the city of Mildura do? Cook them. Joe Carrazza of Mildura's Pizza Café stuck some on a pizza and voilà! The insects are considered a plague of course, doing untold damage to crops, but the folks here remind us that they're considered edible in some parts of the world. How 'bout you? Up for a locust pizza? More

Dear Slice: A Recommendation for Pizza in Sydney, Australia

Clicking in to the Slice inbox today, we've got some intel from Australia. --The Mgmt. If you or any of your colleagues are Down Under anytime soon, I highly recommend Pizza e Birra in Surry Hills, Sydney (1,500 Crown Street). We ate there on the recommendation of a local, and it is fantastic. No pics to share, unfortunately, but I can tell you we ate at Pizzeria Delfina immediately after the trip (we flew out of San Francisco), and it paled in comparison. I think it's the crust: They told me they import the flour from Italy, and Gianni Cristiano,... More

On the Anniversary of Elvis Presley's Death

Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley, an event marked by a Hajj of Elvis impersonators heading to Memphis. To mark the occasion, I did a little digging to see what type of connection Mr. Presley might have had with pizza. There's talk that, during his decline, a good portion of his weight came from pepperoni pizzas—in addition to the fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches he's was famously fond of. But from what I could tell, that's all hearsay. There's no way to know if Elvis truly was fond of spicy pepperoni pies. I did find Elvis Pizza... More

More Fusion Pizza: You Got Your Meat Pie in My Pizza Pie

Down Under, Domino's mixes the classic Australian meat pie with the pizza pie: Until now, the most creative makeovers of the humble meat pie have involved stacking things on top of it. This week Domino's stacked it on something else.The Meat Pie Pizza comes with beef mince, onions, and peas topped with thick pastry and tomato sauce—and it looks about as pretty as a half-gobbled dog's eye. Crikey! Related: More fusion pizza on Slice... More

Judging in the America's Plate Pizza Competition

The following events took place last Tuesday, March 6, at the Javits Center in Manhattan, during the New York Pizza Show. I was on hand to judge in PMQ magazine's America's Plate pizza competition. Contestants came from Canada, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, and the U.S. I had wanted to live-blog the proceedings, but I experienced technical difficulties early in the day. So, here is the tape-delayed version of last week's events. 9:31 a.m.: I enter the Javits Center. It's my first time here. Lots of tall glass and concrete. Doesn't seem very inspiring for a building that in many... More

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