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More on Pizza Boxes from The Atlantic

Hey, check it out! The Atlantic picked up some quotes from Scott Wiener's pizza box post here on Slice. Alexis Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, gives a brief run down on the history, but then places his focus on the three big innovations that have transformed pizza boxes into the well-ventilated, heat preservation delivery vehicles that they are. Corrugated cardboard as the longstanding material of choice gets props, as does the plastic tripod that keeps pizzas from getting crushed by the box lid. But it's the ingenuity behind the insulated sleeve that really separates the wheat from the chaff when it comes to regulating the moisture/temperature equation. Alexis has this to say: More

Scott's Pizza Chronicles: A Brief History of the Pizza Box

Most Slice'rs probably agree that pizza is best served directly from the oven, but over 1 billion pizzas are delivered each year and every single one of them is transported to its destination in a simple cardboard box. The contemporary pizza box remains as anonymous as it is simple, as few of its users know anything about the cardboard coffin's humble origins. Let's dig a little deeper into the history of the pizza box to provide some context for an item most of us view as a necessary evil in the life of a pizza eater. More

Pizza Samurai Halloween Costume

UPDATE: WE WON! DUH! Will Won two free Hot N Ready pizzas a month. BOOM! That ought to cover about 10% of his Hot N Ready habit. [Photographs: Alan Young] This Halloween the Richmond, Virginia–area Little Caesars held a Halloween costume contest. Today they will award one year of free pizza to the maker of the best costume made out of Little Caesars pizza boxes—plus some serious bragging rights. When I saw this on Facebook I immediately recruited my friend, Will Blanton, and teamed up to design and build what we are sure is a winning costume. Picture it: a... More

Video Reheat: Building a Better Pizza Box

You may have seen this video when it was on Slice last year, but it looks like it's making the rounds on the web again, so in the interest of staving off any more "Have you seen this?" emails, here you go. The GreenBox is from Eco Inc., and its angle is that the top of the box tears along perforated lines into four serving plates while the bottom can fold into its own storage container with a small footprint. (Always handy, especially if someone else in your household — cough ... Girl Slice ... cough — doesn't feel... More

Photo of the Day: 'Customer Special'

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] In response to yesterday's Photo of the Day featuring the "Extra Cheese/ Sausage" detail from a pizza box, Tupper Cooks! asked, "What, no X-tra Pineapple???" Well, I believe that would be covered by "Customer Special." So here you go. Consider this your X-tra Pineapple, Tupper. You're welcome — and aloha! ;) And like yesterday, feel free to download the original to use as a desktop wallpaper: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slice/4706612953/sizes/o/... More

The Most Awesome Recycling Bundle EVER

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] OK, the above pile of discarded, greasy pizza boxes would be nothing special in New Haven, but I have to admit I had a strange pizza daydream as I was downloading slices from them into freezer bags for storage in my Brooklyn home. As I said to Girl Slice: "Do you know that if a pizza connoisseur walked by this pile on recycling day, he or she WOULD FREAK? This is like if you put out empty boxes for Xbox, Wii, and PlayStation on the same day. Like the day after Christmas. But greasier." Girl Slice's... More

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