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'Cheese Pizza' vs. 'Plain Pizza' vs. 'Margherita Pizza'

Adam Kuban 79 comments

Do you come from a Land Down Under? Or somewhere other than the U.S.? Are you confused by the term cheese pizza, as our Aussie friend heyitsdre was? Here's a quick explainer. More

What to Expect at a Neapolitan Pizzeria

Adam Kuban 60 comments

Things I've overheard in a Neapolitan pizzeria lately:

  • "Oh, wow, there's not that much cheese on this."
  • "They're pretty small. You could probably eat one yourself." (Waitress to customer.)
  • "You can't really pick it up."

I guess that even after the great pizza renaissance of the 2000s, Neapolitan pizza is still new to some folks. And, whatever, that's cools. I just figured I'd try to demystify it a bit if you've never had it.

Update/note: This post is geared toward folks in the U.S. or elsewhere who have never tried Neapolitan, Neapolitan-style, or Neapolitan-inspired pizza. It does not pertain to actual Neapolitan pizza in Naples, Italy.

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What Is VPN Pizza?

Adam Kuban 29 comments

What is "VPN" pizza? Glad you asked. Do you want the short or the long answer? The short answer: VPN stands for Verace Pizza Napoletana ("true Neapolitan pizza"). But the real question you should be asking is, "What does that mean?" More

Glossary: crust terminology

Adam Kuban 25 comments

At Slice, we often used slightly specialized terminology to talk about pizza. Here, we demystify some crust terminology—words like cornicione, leopard-spotting, and undercarriage. More

What Is a DOP Tomato?

Adam Kuban 54 comments

Just what are DOP tomatoes? Good question. The simple answer? DOP stands for the Italian phrase Denominazione d' Origine Protetta (roughly, "protected designation of origin"). The long answer, inside. More

Glossary: mozzarella

Adam Kuban 27 comments

We talk a lot about mozzarella on Slice. And why not? It's the pizza cheese. But just what do we mean when we talk about fresh mozzarella, low-moisture mozzarella, buffalo mozzarella, and fior di latte? More

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