Is Deep Dish Pizza Really Pizza?
By all straightforward definitions, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza is pizza. It has a crust, sauce, and (lots of) cheese, so it certainly meets the traditional requirements-and, more to the point, it's marketed as pizza. If restaurants call something "pizza" and customers agree, it's pizza.
With that said, there's a heated debate as to whether Chicago-style deep dish is a good representation of what pizza should be, and that's a more difficult question to address. As Meredith Heil of Thrillist noted, the experience of eating deep dish is more like eating "pizza soup in a bread bowl than a slice of actual pizza."
We'll mention here that Heil is from New York, where thin crust is mandatory. Still, countless others have echoed her opinion: Chicago-style deep dish is its own thing. Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia even weighed in on the debate, reportedly telling The Chicago Sun-Times that deep dish is "very tasty, but it's not pizza."
The debate reached its boiling point in 2013, when comedian Jon Stewart of The Daily Show ranted against Chicago's most famous culinary creation.
"Let me explain something, deep-dish pizza is not only not better than New York pizza," Stewart said. "It's not pizza, it's a f*****g casserole!"
Rahm Emanuel, then the mayor of Chicago, tried to change Stewart's mind by sending a deep-dish pizza to The Daily Show's headquarters. Stewart responded by serving the pie to a dog...who wouldn't touch it.
While he might have been somewhat blunt, Stewart effectively outlined the culinary argument against deep dish: From preparation to consumption, pizza is traditionally considered a simple food. It's cheap, easy to make, and diners can grab a slice on the go.
Deep-dish pizza doesn't have any of those qualities. A single pie takes about 45-60 minutes to bake, since all the layers of cheese, sauce, and toppings-which aren't on the top, but we'll discuss that in a moment-need time to cook. Diners usually eat it with a fork and knife, and they typically order full pies, not slices.
But the biggest difference between Chicago-style pizza and its thin-crust brethren is also the most obvious: Deep-dish pizzas are usually served with the sauce on the top. The cheese doesn't form a nice crust, and the toppings are buried deep in the pie. The process of making a deep-dish pizza is fairly similar to the process of making a lasagna or casserole; there's a lot of layering, and that results in a very different texture. Some people enjoy it, but it's a very different dining experience from stopping by a pizza shop for a quick slice.
For what it's worth, Chicagoans seem to agree that thin-crust pizzas are better for everyday dining. According to 2013 data from food delivery site Grubhub, Chicago pizza lovers only ordered deep dish about 9 percent of the time they ordered out.
Does that mean that Chicago-style deep dish pizza isn't actually pizza? Not necessarily. Many foods have extreme varieties, and they don't always elicit this amount of debate. Raisin Bran and Lucky Charms are both breakfast cereals, but they provide very different experiences. Angelfood cake is quite distinct from carrot cake, but both are types of cakes.
If you love Chicago-style pizza, don't let anyone tell you that it isn't the real thing, and if you prefer a wafer-thin crust and a single layer of cheese, that's fine, too. Either way, you're eating pizza.
Uno Pizzeria claims to have originated the deep dish pizza.
There about 340 calories in a slice of Pizza Hut deep dish meat lover's pizza.
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Deep-dish pizza has a crust that rises up the sides of the pan and there is a much thicker layer of filling that regular pizza. The sauce is on top which makes it seem upside down. Stuffed pizzas are often even deeper than deep-dish pizzas, but otherwise, it can be hard to see the difference until it is cut into. A stuffed pizza generally has much deeper topping density than any other type of pizza… Read More
Throwdown with Bobby Flay - 2006 Deep Dish Pizza 5-6 was released on: USA: 2008
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Pan pizza is a pizza that is almost like a regular pizza except it is cooked in a pan, and has a thick crust, usually between 1-2 inches. (AKA "pan pizza"). Deep dish pizza is also thick but it's layered in reverse from most pizza. The crust is pressed into a pan and up the sides. Then the meats and cheeses are added and the whole thing is topped with sauce.
Traditional or Thin = 16" Deep Dish = 14"
A large pizza will typically weigh about 2 pounds. This pizza may weigh more than this if it is deep dish or has many toppings.
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10" - Handtossed only 12" - Handtossed, Thin, Or Deep Dish 14" - Handtossed, Thin, Deep Dish, Or Brooklyn 16" - Handtossed(depends on franchisee), Brooklyn
The Chicago-style "deep-dish" pizza was invented at Pizzeria Uno, in Chicago, in 1943, reportedly by Uno's founder Ike Sewell, a former University of Texas football star. However, a 1956 article from the Chicago Daily News asserts that Uno's original pizza chef Rudy Malnati developed the recipe. Another deep-dish restaurant is Uno's companion restaurant Due, which was opened down the block by Sewell in 1955. However, a year before, in 1954, the Original Gino's Pizza, located… Read More
giordanos. there are about 10 locations in Chicago ginos east. there are 4 locations in Chicago they both have great deep dish. LOU MALNATI'S, ROSATI'S, BARRACO'S, AURELIO'S
It depends on the pizza and the oven. Many of the delivery places can cook a pizza in about 10 minutes. A deep dish Chicago style can take a great deal longer, as it is thick and has to heat all the way through. With a really hot oven and a thin crust pizza, you could get the time down to about 5 minutes.
Versions of what food include the Chicago deep dish California gourmet and hawaiian which comes with pineapple?
Deep dish Pizza, hot dogs and various Polish treats.
This varies widely - is the pizza thin crust, hand tossed, pan or Chicago-style deep dish? What toppings are on the pizza? Is there extra cheese or extra sauce? How big is the pizza?
Two foods come to mind, brats/hot dogs and deep dish pizza.
Giordano's by far (Gino's east and lou Malnati's are good too)
There are great shopping areas and also great food, like deep dish pizza.
Depends on the pizza, a whole wheat thin crust tomato basil compared to deep dish meat lovers will be considerably different.
Deep Dish Pizza, Italian Beef, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, Maxwell Street Polish
Deep dish pizza and the hot dog. Illinoiis is North America's largest producer of ostrich meat
The foods famous in Chicago are the Chicago style deep dish pizza and the Chicago style hot dog.
Yes you can eat pizza you want to eat healthy pizza thin crust or a veggie pizza instead.Foods like deep dish pizza,double meat hambergers,have alot of fat & grease which can cause a heart attacks be sure to eat alot of fruit and vegetables.
I have many favorites: Pizza Hutt Domnios Papa John's Uno Krony's Mark's Florinos -- Jet's pizza is one of the top pizza places, it just hasn't reached every where in the united states, but when it is near you, YOU MUST try it. the deep dish is superb.--
Yes, each region has their own specialty and preference. For example, New Yorkers prefer thin crust pizza and those in Chicago eat deep dish pizza. Neapolitan pizza is a specialty in Italy.
There are many pizzas but some of them are given below. Sunny Side Up Pizza BBQ Chicken Pizza Muffuletta Pizza Frozen Peanut Butter Pizza Margherita Pizza Caramelized Onion Pizza Cheese Calzone Thai Pizza Grilled Pizza Pizza Pie Roasted Garlic and Peppers Broccoli Deep Dish Pizza Chicago Style Pizza Philly Cheesesteak Pizza Seafood Pizza Pesto Pizza Tex-Mex Pizza Fruit Pizza
There is no east coast or west coast pizza. Some pizza types include Brooklyn Style which is thin crust, Chicago deep dish which is thick crust and more toppings, Sicilian which is square pizza, Hawaiian pizza (not pineapples and ham) which is squares and different sauce type.
It is pizza.
This depends on three things: 1. What type of pizza are you making? (pepperoni, thick crust, deep dish, ect) 2. How are you making your pizza? (microwaved, frozen, oven-baked, ect) 3. Are you skilled? (HAVE YOU EVER MADE PIZZA BEFORE?!?!)
Usually a main dish.
Pizza is an Italian dish not pasta.
Pizza is an Italian dish.
Hand-tossed, thin 'n' crispy, and deep-dish pan. Also stuffed crust and SOON the ultimate stuffed crust!
I think America's favorite dish is pizza.
Pizza is an round dish made as food.
Dominos made it somewhat simple for you to check. Since calorie amounts are different for each pizza given different toppings, types of crust and overall size, you'll have to use their calculator to add them up depending on what type of pizza you order from them: http://www.dominos.com/home/menu/nutrition.jsp One slice of a Hand Tossed 12" medium pizza is 120 calories. Add 30 calories per slice if you want pepperoni. Add another 30 calories per slice if… Read More
Pizza is a one dish meal simply because it contains all the necessary food groups on one dish, ie, dairy, protein, carbs, and vegetables.
Deep Dish - novel - was created in 2008.
Spain's most favorite dish is pizza
Two of the most popular delicacies are Chicago deep dish pizza always with sausage (pronounced "sah-sage") and the Chicago-style hot dog (never with ketchup!).
The most popular Illinois delicacies are Chicago deep dish pizza with sausage (pronounced "sah-sage") and the Chicago style hot dog (never with ketchup).
"Ricobene's has been around for over 50 years. It offers deep dish Chicago style pizza as well as some excellent steak sandwiches. You can also order burgers, hot dogs, fries and wings on the side."
Why do you eat pizza in wherever you live? Lol, I think that pizza is a dish that originates in Italy.
The national dish of Italy is Ragu alla Bolognese and Pizza.