America is a diverse & delicious melting pot - especially when it comes to pizza.
From the thick & fluffy Detroit-style square slices to the crispy & classic New York-style, there's a variety of pizza to explore across the country.
Today, let's delve into some of the most loved American pizza varieties and uncover what sets them apart.
New York-style Pizza
First up, we have the New York-style pizza. This is perhaps the most iconic American pizza style, characterised by its large, thin, and crispy crust. The pizza is typically served in large slices that can be folded and eaten on the go. New York-style pizza is typically made with a simple tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a variety of toppings, such as pepperoni or mushrooms.
Next, we have Chicago-style pizza, also known as deep-dish pizza. This style is known for its thick, buttery crust that is typically deep enough to hold a large amount of toppings. The pizza is usually made with a layer of cheese on the bottom, followed by a layer of toppings, and finally, a layer of tomato sauce on top.
Detroit-style pizza is known for its square shape, crispy crust, and a topping of brick cheese. This pizza is cooked in a well-oiled pan, giving the crust a crispy texture. This style is also known for its caramelized cheese around the edges, giving it a unique taste.
Thick, fluffy and deliciously chewy. If you want to nail your own at home, look no further, @pizzawithperez has the perfect recipe.
St. Louis-style Pizza
St. Louis-style pizza is another popular American pizza style, known for its thin-crust and cut in square shape. It's typically made with Provel cheese, which is a blend of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone. The cheese has a creamy, gooey texture and pairs well with the thin crust.
New Haven-style pizza
Lastly, New Haven-style pizza, also known as "apizza" is a thin-crust pizza with a chewy texture. It's traditionally made with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh toppings. This style is known for its simplicity and high-quality ingredients, making it a favorite among pizza lovers who appreciate traditional pizza making.
Learn how to make New Haven style dough with Luis Perez (@pizzawithperez).
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