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What to Do with Pizza Leftovers? Make Them Into Salad

Unless you are the world's most prescient shopper you're likely to end up with leftover produce after making pizza at home. After staying up until 2 a.m. baking pizzas a few nights ago, I collapsed into a flour-addled coma and awoke hours later to find fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and the juices strained from a 28-ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes regarding me reproachfully from the depths of the refrigerator. I knew there was only one course of action: salad. More

Slice Poll: How Do You Reheat Your Leftover Pizza?

Last Friday, Slice intern Aaron Mattis and I were up to our eyeballs in leftover pizza after doing some pizza exploring. Toward the end of our field trip, with five pizza boxes in the back seat, he started explaining his pizza-reheating method. He has clearly thought a lot about this issue*, and it turns out he has a pretty good method. We'll post it later todayHere it is, but I figured this would be a good topic for this week's Slice pizza poll: How do you reheat your leftover pizza? » More

Video: 30 Rock's Devon Banks on Cold Pizza the Morning After

On 30 Rock last night, Devon Banks (Will Arnett) returns to plot his revenge against Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). A heated(?) exchange ensues about cold, morning-after pizza and hot, hot pizza: Devon: You know, revenge is a dish best served cold, Jack. Like sashimi ... or pizza.Jack: You prefer cold pizza?Devon: The morning after? It's the best.Jack: Better than hot pizza? That's insane.Devon: You don't tell me what kind of pizza to like. You don't tell me anything anymore, Jack! Another weird TV pizza reference: Doctor Who Tries to Call U.N.I.T., Dials Pizza Geronimo by Mistake... More

Good Idea: How to Really Reheat Pizza in a Skillet or on a Griddle

[Photograph: Ideas in Food] I've reheated leftover pizza in a skillet before, but I'd never thought of flipping it and cooking the cheese side, too. Aki and Alex from Ideas in Food came up with this simple "why didn't I think of that!?!" way to reheat slices. Quote: I could simply flip the pizza over. The crust would brown and the cheese would not only melt, it would become crispy and caramelized like a frico, making the leftover pizza into something possibly better than the real thing. Wish I had some leftover pizza in the fridge to try this... More

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