The Various Types And Styles Of Pizzas

Released on: October 14, 2008, 8:43 pm

Press Release Author: Mukesh kumar

Industry: Food & Beverage

Press Release Summary: The term pizza covers a lot of territory. If you want to
learn all about pizzas, then you should have a bit of a background on pizzas:
specifically the history of pizza, pizza origin, pizza facts, and even pizza trivia
such as who invented pizza. The subject also delves into the different types and
styles of pizzas.

Press Release Body: The term pizza covers a lot of territory. If you want to learn
all about pizzas, then you should have a bit of a background on pizzas: specifically
the history of pizza, pizza origin, pizza facts, and even pizza trivia such as who
invented pizza. The subject also delves into the different types and styles of
pizzas. The varieties currently existing defy any attempts at enumeration. Thus,
most people who attempt such a task stop at a broad categorization of pizza types
according to certain attributes such as crust thickness, crust elasticity, crust
baking and cooking procedures, toppings, etc. Aside from general, historical or
trivial information, other things are of interest to the pizza lovers. For instance,
homemade pizza enthusiasts would like to know certain tips and tricks for making
pizza. You can visit at This includes pizza making techniques, the
best pizza crust recipes, pizza toppings, homemade pizza sauce, etc. Some other
interesting topics will be frozen pizza dough and where best to attain them, what
are the criteria for choosing the, what are the methods for preparing them, etc.

It must be obvious that this article is a mite ambitious for wishing to tackle
something entitled "all about pizza." However, an attempt is definitely warranted,
so here goes.

Some pizza facts and trivia

Accounts of pizza history always begin with the origin of pizza. This one might as
well follow the same tack. We have to thank any civilization or race that baked flat
bread on hot stones or stone ovens for pizza, for almost certainly, bread like the
fascia was the "mother of the pizza crust." However, the invention of the pizza is
more properly attributed to the Neapolitans - the people of Naples, Italy who were
baking and making pizza crust topped with tomatoes, oil, and Italian herbs, and
spices. This rudimentary and traditional Italian pizza was common peasant fare in
Naples. If you want an individual originator and inventor of pizzas, however, then
you won't be wrong if you cite Rafaela Esposito - a native of Naples; he modified
the basic Neapolitan pizza recipe and came up with three variants that added
mozzarella cheese to the rudimentary Italian pizza toppings.

Now, if you are looking for some topics for small conversation, then you must
remember the following trivia. One note of caution, though; you shouldn't blurt
these out just to anybody or you'll sound decidedly corny and geeky. For more
results kindly visit us at Make sure you're talking to
someone interested in pizzas before you use the following trivia as conversational
"Most people in the United States love pepperoni; the least liked toppings are
" Pizza was called (and is still called) tomato pie and pizza pie in certain parts
of the States.
"The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in New York.
" The pizza industry is worth more than 30 billion dollars in the United States
alone and Americans consume around three billion units of pizza every year.
"New York pizza is traditionally plain. Supposedly, New York pizza is unique because
of the acidity and hardness of the water in New York. New Yorkers therefore claim
that only in New York can you make real New York Pizza.
(New Yorkers must admit, however, that if water is the unique characteristic of New
York pizzas, one who uses water adjusted for hardness and acidity to reflect New
York water conditions, adds all the usual New York pizza ingredients and toppings,
follows all the procedures strictly but makes the pizza in New Jersey can
conceivably make an authentic, New York style pizza. But such an assertion, some
would say, is just plain cheek.)

Pizza types and pizza styles

The first step to a great homemade pizza is determining what type of pizza you wish
to make. After all, different types of pizza have different attributes and thus call
for different types of pizza base, pizza toppings and cooking techniques. Would you
like to make an authentic Italian pizza, a New York style pizza, a California style
pizza, or a Chicago style pizza?

Italian pizza is generally lean, although when you add cheese, its fat level
generally rises in proportion. There are various kinds of Italian pizza, too. There
are Neapolitan pizzas, of which there are two general types: the marinara and the
Marguerite. There are various combinations of these as well. Authentic Italian
pizza, moreover, is supposedly baked on wood-fired or even coal-fired, stone ovens.

New York pizza, as abovementioned, is generally plain. The mainstay of New York
pizza is mozzarella cheese - fresh mozzarella cheese to be precise. One can add
garlic, different types of cheeses, anchovies, shrimp, etc but these are usually
optional. The pizza dough recipe for traditional New York pizza, on the other hand,
calls for high-gluten flour. The result is firm, usually thin, chewy pizza.

The California style pizza is generally known for gourmet flavors. You can say the
California pizza has countless variations. The pizza crust, in this case, is light,
crisp and generally well risen. The toppings can be out of this world - generally
California pizza makers experiment a lot with all kinds of meat, sea food, breakfast
dishes, and vegetable for the toppings.

The Chicago style pizza, on the other hand, is generally crusty and very filling.
They are characterized by their raised edges; imagine a pre-baked apple pie crust
where you can place the fillings on top. Chicago pizza is usually meaty (some
variants come stuffed with cheeses and meat layers) and it is eaten with a knife and

You can also start by deciding on the flavor you want. Do you want to make a cheese
pizza, a vegetarian pizza or a fruit pizza? Perhaps you want to make a low fat
pizza, a low crab pizza, a healthy pizza? Sourdough pizza is also another variant.

Take your pick among your many options. Once you have decided, choosing the recipe
would be much easier. If you have decided on an Italian pizza, for instance, then
find your Italian pizza crust recipe, your Italian pizza sauce recipe and the
overall Italian pizza recipe that will give you a list of toppings and pizza
preparation procedures for making an authentic Italian pizza. For an easier time of
it, you can opt to use Italian-style frozen pizza dough then just follow the Italian
pizza recipe that you've found.

Some pizza making tips and techniques

Hand tossing will help you minimize the lumps in your pizza dough. However, this
should be done only after sufficient pizza dough kneading. This process lets your
pizza dough develop into the right kind of consistency - that which is suitable for
stretching and hand tossing. Hand tossing, however, is not advisable for thick pizza
crust varieties.

If you want a crisp and firm pizza that retains its structure even when the moist
toppings are added, you can bake the pizza crust before you add the toppings and the
pizza sauce. However, for thin pizza crusts, baking the crust after the toppings and
sauce have been added is sufficient. For uniform baking and crisping of the crust,
use a pizza stone or a pizza screen.

Finally, remember that the protein content of your flour will influence the end
product. High-gluten flour will lead to a crisp but chewy crust. Gluten-free flour,
however, may lead to very soft dough; additives may have to be used to give the
pizza dough strength.

Quick pizza crust recipes and easy homemade pizza recipes of all kinds and style are
easily available online. There are tips for baking and preparing frozen pizza dough,
making your own pizza dough, preparing the ingredients for the best pizza crust
recipe, etc. All you need to start making your very own pizza recipe is an internet
connection, a good source of basic pizza recipe, great pizza equipment, your
imagination, and lots of time and resources for experimentation.

An information and instructional site for the home pizza cook. The site provides
information about pizza, and specific aspects of making pizza

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