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Chain Reaction: P'Zones Suck Even More Than You'd Imagine

In all our testing, we haven't been able to muster much more enthusiasm than the occasional, "Well, it's not bad for Pizza Hut," which is just our polite way of saying "It is, after all, pizza, and therefore it does not enrage me." But although chain pizza is a market in which past performance is very indicative of future results, we're not going to stop trying until Pizza Hut does, and one stone we've yet to turn is the almost parodically named P'Zone. More

How to Make Pizza Monkey Bread

Monkey bread. Because kids go ape over it. You know what else they go ape for? Pizza. Let them help you make pizza monkey bread and they'll go positively King Kong in the kitchen. Making this stuff is way easier than making pizza, too, since you don't have to worry about stretching the dough or precise cook times. All you'll need are these recipes for dough and pizza sauce as well as and some Parmesan, mozzarella, and fresh basil. More

Korean Pizza Snack: 'Shany Mini-Baguette, Pizza Flavor'

Reaching in to the Slice mailbag, we've got ... I found an interesting pizza-themed snack at a Korean grocery store called Kukje Market here in Daly City, California. I was strolling down the snack aisle, past seaweed snacks, Korean Cheetos, and chili-dusted popcorn, when the orange bag of Shany Mini-Baguette: Pizza Flavor caught my eye.It's not particularly pizza-flavored; in fact my wife described it as a "sweet cookie with a garlic aftertaste (turns out sugar is the second ingredient after flour, and "pizza seasoning" doesn't turn up until the eighth ingredient. I've seen some of your Asian pizza coverage, so... More

Pizza Snacks: New York Pizza Flavored Pirate's Booty

New York Pizza–Flavored Pirate's Booty is the standard puffed rice and corn snack, dusted with a mix of tomato powder, assorted dehydrated cheeses, and typical pizza spices. These curlicues look a bit like Cheetos but end up tasting like a sour tomato, with a hint of oregano-pizza-sauce flavor that doesn't last nearly as long as the textural journey of the puff. What starts out with a light crunch ends as a thin paste mortaring your molars, and while this may work with the original flavor, we had trouble eating these. More

What Is a Pizza Puff?

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] What is a pizza puff? No, seriously. That's not a rhetorical question. I'm asking you, Chicagoans. OK. Actually, from what I've read and seen firsthand after a visit to a very well-stocked supermarket frozen pizza aisle, it's simply pizzaesque ingredients with a flour tortilla folded around them in an almost envelope-like manner. From everything I've googled on them, I know they're a Chicago thing. So, more specifically, how is a true pizza puff prepared? And what is its natural habitat?... More

Daily Slice: Egyptian Pizza at Crave City, San Francisco

Crave City serves an Egyptian pizza is known in Egypt as feteer. A thin dough is wrapped around peppers, black olives, tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese and a choice of meat. I went with the ground beef on the recommendation of the guy behind the counter, but you can get a variety of things in there, from sausage to corned beef or pastrami to—wait for it—hot dog. It looks like a giant meat pie, about an inch-and-a-half thick and ten inches across at the widest point. More

Pizza Pops: Pizza on a Stick

Wow. The Foodbuzz Project Food Blog Pizza Challenge has really prompted a lot of creative reworkings of the pizza genre. Here's The Decorated Cookie's pizza pops. They're made with refrigerated pizza crust, but I wonder if you couldn't use your own favorite dough recipe to make these. Simply roll out dough flat and then use a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter and some lollipop sticks to create the basic pop. Top it with whatever you want — as long as it won't slide off easily. More

Pizza Snack: Doritos Collisions, Pizza Cravers and Ranch Tortilla Chips

[Photographs: Adam Kuban] Stick the word pizza on your snack-food item, and Slice is sure to buy it. The latest pizza-but-not-pizza thing I saw at the supermarket was Doritos Collisions Pizza Cravers/Ranch flavor. The Collisions line features two flavors in one bag. The four combinations are Hot Wings/Blue Cheese, Zesty Taco/Chipotle Ranch, Habañero/Guacamole, and Cheesy Enchilada/Sour Cream.... More

The Pizza Crêpe. Not as Awesome as You'd Think It Could Be

[Photograph: Seltzerboy] Long, long, longtime Slice'rs will remember Seltzerboy from the early days of this site. He was one of our founding editors and someone I learned a great deal about NYC pizza from. Anyway, he recently returned from a vacation to Quebec City and sends this intel on a pizza crêpe he encountered there: This was the pizza crêpe we had at the tourist-trap restaurant next to Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, in Quebec City's Upper Town. Correction: The pizza crêpe that Seltzerlady had. My asparagus-and-white-sauce crêpe was bad enough, and I didn't need two bad crêpes in one... More

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