Apparently, October is Pizza Month. Why? Because the internet said so. So, here's us telling you all the different types of pizza you can eat on this totally-not-made-up month of pizza appreciation and celebration.
Neapolitan pizza is the gold standard of pizzas. The pioneer. The trailblazer. The OG, if you will. The Neapolitan is a simple but classic dish. A no-frills combination of plain dough, mozzarella and a generous serving fresh tomatoes sauce cooked at a high temperature for a short amount of time. There is even an official certification body called the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana which gives eateries using the traditional and authentic artisan methods recognition for preserving the craft.
The clue is in the name with this one. Pizza Bianca is made out of plain dough and white sauce/cheese served with garlic, herbs and olive oil but notably without the tomato sauce. This type of pizza is a favourite in Italy's capital, Rome but is enjoyed around the world.
Due to a long history of Italian immigration, the US has a subsequent deep and enduring love affair with pizza in all shapes and sizes. The fusion of American and Italian culture has lead to many major cities having their own signature style of pizza, and Chicago is no exception. The classic Chicago-style pizza, also known as deep dish pizza, is thick with high edges, a chunky tomato sauce and copious amounts of cheese.
New York-Style Pizza
New Yorkers will tell you that this is the one and only American pizza, but you'll have to go and find out for yourself! This one's got a thin and crispy crust, and it's served in big slices with all sorts of toppings.
Detroit-style pizza is baked in a rectangular tray, usually topped with cheese, tomato sauce, mushrooms or pepperoni. Sometimes, the crust will be brushed with a little bit of butter to give it some extra richness and help the crust become crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.