Friday, October 29, 2010
Chicago- Style Pizza
I believe that all of us love pizza. It becomes the favorite meal in US and many countries. Pizza is no longer a type of food only, but it becomes the part of our lifestyle. If we are too tired to make a dinner or we have no idea of what meal we want for dinner, then pizza is definitely the first thing in our mind. All we need to do is make a call to pizza delivery and voila, a delicious and satisfying meal is in front of us. In our country, there are so many styles of pizza that we can find. Well, if we are talking about pizza style, then nothing is better and tastier than Chicago- style pizza. I’m not trying to say that New York- style pizza other pizza styles are not that good, but the fact shows that Chicago is having so many mouthwatering pizza types. We will even forget that pizza is originated from Italy if we have a pizza culinary adventure in Chicago.
What makes Chicago-style pizza so special is the buttery crust which edge can reach 3 inches. Most of the Chicago-style pizzas are deep dish pizza. The pizza is filled with a huge amount of tomato sauce and cheese, so the crust looks like the edge of bowl. Some pizza types are even look like a pie because the pizza layers are so tick. However, we can also find so many thin crust Chicago-style pizzas. Here is info on Chicago-style pizza that we can find.
First is deep dish Chicago-style pizza. Deep-dish Chicago-style pizza is completely different from the original pizza from Italia. This pizza does not even have a crust, but the bread and topping are so thick and heavy. This pizza has been Chicago’s favorite since 1943. Make sure to spare a huge space in our stomach because Deep-dish pizza is having a huge and thick size, so much bigger and thicker than the other pizza types.
The second Chicago-style pizza is stuffed Chicago-style pizza. Just like other stuffed pizza, we will see the difference of this pizza when we slice it. This thick pizza consists of multilayer dough. This pizza type can be found in Chicago since 1970s. In Chicago, the stuffed pizza can be as thick as deep- dish pizza. The Giordano brothers are the popular name of stuffed pizza in Chicago.
The third is pan pizza. In Chicago, pan pizza is similar to deep- dish pizza, but it has a thick crust and it has thick topping as well that placed on the top of tomato sauce. The Cheese and topping of Chicago-style pizza is out above the tomato sauce, so it looks like thin crust pizza, but with a thick topping and crust.
Last, but not least, is thin- crust Chicago-style pizza. It has a firm and thin texture and the topping is similar with Italian pizza topic which full of herb and covered with mozzarella cheese. It makes Chicago thin crust pizza different from New York thin- crust pizza. This pizza is usually cut into squares.