Pizza cake is a Canadian multiple-layer pizza baked in a pot or cake pan. First invented by Boston Pizza, recipes were posted online as early as April 2014, though they did not become viral until the Pillsbury Company posted an example in September 2014, it has since become popular in the United States. Reviews have been mixed, with praise aimed at its taste and criticism leveled at its complexity and unhealthiness. In April 2014, the Canadian-based chain Boston Pizza included the pizza cake as part of its Pizza Game Changers promotion, which featured numerous "outlandish" pizza-related products; the recipe became the promotion's most popular, receiving 15,000 votes by 21 April – more than five times as much as its nearest competitor, the pizza mint. It held this position; the company advertised the concoction as "great for birthdays, bar mitzvahs and lonely nights watching infomercials". Inspired by the Boston Pizza promotion in April a recipe for pizza cake was posted to the So Good Blog. In September 2014, a recipe for pizza cake by Shawn Syphus was posted by the Pillsbury Company.
It soon circulated on the internet, becoming viral. The So Good Blog recipe calls for regular pizza dough, rolled into a layer 1⁄5 inch thick, out of which six round pieces 6 1/3 inches in diameter are cut; these rounds are cooked in a preheated oven for 15 minutes allowed to cool. Meanwhile, baking powder is sprinkled into a pot, the sides of which are lined with a 1⁄5-inch thick layer of dough; when this is complete and the rounds are cooled, a round is placed at the bottom covered in pizza ingredients. After excess dough is trimmed off and the edges are tucked in, the pizza cake is baked for 45 minutes; the Pillsbury recipe which went viral in September 2014 had a similar, though smaller, recipe which called for less cooking time. The recipe recommended a pan with tall sides, called for three layers of dough and a total of 28–33 minutes of cooking time; the Daily Mirror gave a total of 5,000 calories for a six-layer Boston Pizza pizza cake. The Daily Mail, reviewing the Pillsbury recipe, estimated that each pizza cake had 3,818 calories, or 636 per slice of the layered pie.
Peter Sagal of NPR found the recipe was more complicated than it appeared, writing "It's not ×", that the pizza cake lost the crispiness of the crust. He concluded that the recipe was fun to make, the "obscene amount of cheese" being eaten makes one forget issues with the crust. Rosanne Salvatore, writing for the online magazine Bustle, considered the cake worth recommending despite the amount of work and expense required. April Blake, writing in the Cleveland Free Times, had a more negative view of the recipe, she considered it difficult to prepare, lacking crispiness in the crust, more unhealthy than a regular pizza. Chicago-style stuffed pizza Bacon cake Media related to Pizza cake at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Chinese pizza cake at Wikimedia Commons
Detroit-style pizza is a style of pizza developed in Detroit, Michigan. It is a rectangular pizza that has toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms; the difference between Detroit-style pizza and New York styles is the crust, extra thick and crispy on the bottom. The rectangular-shaped pizza is the result of being baked in a square pan, not a pizza pan; the crust of a Detroit-style pizza is twice-baked and it is baked in a well-oiled pan to a chewy medium-well-done state that gives the bottom and edges of the crust a fried or crunchy texture. Some parlors will apply melted butter with a soft brush prior to baking; the resulting pizza has a chewy texture. The origins of "Detroit-style" pizza can be traced back to Buddy's Rendezvous in 1946, which became Buddy's Pizza. Over the next several decades, the chain grew and developed, cooks moved on and, in some cases, they opened their own pizzerias. Cloverleaf, founded by Gus Guerra as an Italian restaurant in Eastpointe, serves Detroit Style Pan Pizza as does Luigi's "the Original", the Shield's Pizza chain and Loui's Pizza in Hazel Park.
In 2009, both Buddy's Detroit-style square pizza and Luigi's "the Original" of Harrison Township were singled out as two of the 25 best pizzas in America by GQ magazine food critic Alan Richman. In April 2013, Detroit-based Little Caesars launched the first Detroit-style deep dish pizza, available nationwide. Food portal Metro Detroit portal Rector, Sylvia. "Detroit-style pizza gaining fame, winning fans nationwide". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved March 31, 2013. Woods, Ashley C.. "Blogger invents the all-crust Detroit pan pizza". Michigan Live. Retrieved November 23, 2012. "Buddy's Pizza revives Detroit tradition: Friday night bocce is back". The Detroit News. August 12, 2007. Retrieved November 23, 2012
Chocolate pizza is a type of pizza prepared using chocolate as a primary ingredient. Various styles and preparation techniques exist. Chocolate pizza may be prepared as a dessert dish, as a savory dish, as chocolate molded in the form of a pizza; some companies specialize in chocolate pizzas. Some chocolate pizzas incorporate chocolate into the pizza dough. Chocolate pizza may be served as a sweet, dessert-style dish, or as a savory dish that includes chocolate. Chocolate pizza may be prepared using cooking chocolate as a spread before baking in the oven. Another variety is the use of a hazelnut spread. In recent years, chocolate pizza preparations have included icing sugar, strawberries, sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Chocolate pizza combines two popular ingredients among school-aged children; the confluence of pizza and chocolate developed in parallel in several Western countries and has become a dessert purveyed in franchise and chain restaurants. Chocolate pizza is known as a Valentine's Day and Christmas holiday treat.
Chocolate Pizza Company in the United States specializes in Chocolate Pizza. The company's headquarters is in Marcellus, New York The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Company in Cotgrave, England, purveys chocolate pizza prepared with Belgian chocolate; these are dessert chocolate pizzas. The Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza company purveys a S’mores Dessert Pizza, prepared with chocolate chips, marshmallows and a topping. Food presentation Food preparation Tampone, Kevin. "Growth prompts Chocolate Pizza move to new location". Syracuse.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015. Cooke, L. J.. "Age and gender differences in children's food preferences". British Journal of Nutrition. 93: 741–746. Doi:10.1079/bjn20051389. Food Network Epicurious
Grandma pizza is a distinct pizza that originates from Long Island, New York. It is a thin, square pizza with cheese and tomatoes and is reminiscent of pizzas cooked at home by Italian housewives without a pizza oven; the pizza is compared to Sicilian pizza. The origins of grandma pizza can be traced back the early 20th century in Long Island when Italian immigrants from southern Italy would try to replicate some of the food and pizza from their old country with what few ingredients they had available; this morphed into a pizza that would be made at home with simple ingredients in their home kitchens. Due to the humble begginings and background of the pizza, it was dubbed "grandma pizza" since it was made outside of a home kitchen and made by first-generation immigrants. Many pizzerias sold this type of pizza. Although having existed for decades, grandma pizza was not well known outside of Long Island and many in New York did not know about the style. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, the pizza become more popular with many pizzerias offering New York-style pizza, offering grandma pizza as well.
This was due to people who had grown up eating grandma pizza being able to open up their own pizzerias and offer the pizza as a sign of respect and homage to what they ate. A grandma pizza is cooked in a olive-oil coated pan with the dough shaped in a rectangle. Cheese is placed on first with the sauce going on top of the pizza rather than on the bottom, it is put into a regular kitchen oven to bake, although now many pizzerias use their own wood-fired ovens or stone ovens. After it is done baking, it is cut into small squares for serving. New York-style pizza Pizza in the United States
Pizza capricciosa is a style of pizza in Italian cuisine prepared with mozzarella cheese, Italian baked ham, artichoke and tomato. Types of edible mushrooms used may include others; some versions may use prosciutto, marinated artichoke hearts, olive oil, basil leaves, egg. Some versions may be prepared using a thin crust. List of pizza varieties by country Food portal Italy portal Pedrotti, Walter. Pizze, torte salate. Giunti Editore. Pp. 19–20. ISBN 8844016311
Matzah pizza is a type of pizza made by baking a piece of matzo, topped with sauce and cheese. Because Jews are forbidden from eating leavened bread during Passover, some individuals use matzo as a substitute for traditional pizza crusts during the holiday. During Passover, Jews are forbidden from eating bread, made with yeast or leavening agents. Given these restrictions, some individuals will make pizza by substituting matzo for traditional pizza crust. However, some food manufacturers now supply traditional pizza crusts that are made with kosher-for-Passover ingredients, some recipes suggest substituting chopped matzo for yeast dough. During Passover, some restaurants will feature matzo pizza on their menus to substitute for traditional pizza. Matzah pizza is prepared by covering a piece of matzo with melted cheese, it can be eaten as baked first. In the latter case, the matzo is first softened in water. Other traditional pizza toppings may be used in addition to cheese. For example, chef Spike Mendelsohn suggests topping matzah pizza with figs and asparagus and feta cheese, or cherry tomatoes and rosemary, while Martha Stewart recommends placing a fried egg on top of a matzah pizza.
Other recipes suggest using crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, some recipes suggest substituting hummus for sauce. Some recipes recommend baking the matzo and toppings on a baking sheet, either in a conventional oven or in a microwave oven, while other recipes recommend baking matzah pizza in a casserole pan, so that the dish resembles a layered lasagna. Vegan recipes suggest omitting the cheese entirely; because it has large Italian and Jewish communities, the term is occasionally used to refer to the town of Massapequa, New York. Azymes Gebrochts Matzah brei Media related to Matzah pizzas at Wikimedia Commons Recipe for matzah pizza
The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most known as Norden. The term includes Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands—which are both part of the Kingdom of Denmark—and the Åland Islands and Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelagos that belong to Finland and Norway whereas the Norwegian Antarctic territories are not considered a part of the Nordic countries, due to their geographical location. Scandinavians, who comprise over three quarters of the region's population, are the largest group, followed by Finns, who comprise the majority in Finland; the native languages Swedish, Norwegian and Faroese are all North Germanic languages rooted in Old Norse. Native non-Germanic languages are Finnish and several Sami languages; the main religion is Lutheran Christianity. The Nordic countries have much in common in their way of life, religion, their use of Scandinavian languages and social structure.
The Nordic countries have a long history of political unions and other close relations, but do not form a separate entity today. The Scandinavist movement sought to unite Denmark and Sweden into one country in the 19th century, with the indepedence of Finland in the early 20th century, Iceland in the mid 20th century, this movement expanded into the modern organised Nordic cooperation which includes the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers. In English, Scandinavia is sometimes used as a synonym for the Nordic countries, but that term more properly refers to the three monarchies of Denmark and Sweden. Geologically, the Scandinavian Peninsula comprises the mainland of Norway and Sweden as well as the northernmost part of Finland; the combined area of the Nordic countries is 3,425,804 square kilometres. Uninhabitable icecaps and glaciers comprise about half of this area in Greenland. In January 2013, the region had a population of around 26 million people; the Nordic countries cluster near the top in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life and human development.
With only four language groups, the common linguistic heterogeneous heritage is one of the factors making up the Nordic identity. The languages of Danish, Swedish and Faroese are all rooted in Old Norse and Danish and Swedish are considered mutually intelligible; these three dominating languages are taught in schools throughout the Nordic region. For example, Swedish is a mandatory subject in Finnish schools, since Finland by law is a bilingual country. Danish is mandatory in Faroese and Greenlandic schools, as these insular states are a part of the Danish Realm. Iceland teaches Danish, since Iceland too was a part of the Danish Realm until 1918. Beside these and the insular Scandinavian languages Faroese and Icelandic, which are North Germanic languages, there are the Finnic and Sami branches of the Uralic languages, spoken in Finland and in northern Norway and Finland, respectively. All the Nordic countries have a North Germanic official language called a Nordic language in the Nordic countries.
The working languages of the Nordic region's two political bodies are Danish and Swedish. Each of the Nordic countries has its own economic and social models, sometimes with large differences from its neighbours, but to varying degrees the Nordic countries share the Nordic model of economy and social structure: a market economy is combined with strong labour unions and a universalist welfare sector financed by heavy taxes. There is a high degree of income redistribution and little social unrest and these include support for said "universalist" welfare state aimed at enhancing individual autonomy and promoting social mobility; the Nordic countries consists of historical territories of the Scandinavian countries, areas that share a common history and culture with Scandinavia. It is meant to refer to this larger group, since the term Scandinavia is narrower and sometimes ambiguous; the Nordic countries are considered to refer to Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, including their associated territories.
The term "Nordic countries" found mainstream use after the advent of Foreningen Norden. The term is derived indirectly from the local term Norden, used in the Scandinavian languages, which means "The North". Unlike "the Nordic countries", the term Norden is in the singular; the demonym is nordbo meaning "northern dweller". Scandinavia refers to either the cultural and linguistic group formed by the three monarchies Denmark and Sweden, or the Scandinavian peninsula, formed by mainland Norway and Sweden as well as the northwesternmost part of Finland. Outside of the Nordic region the term Scandinavia is used incorrectly as a synonym for the Nordic countries. First recorded use of the name by Pliny the Elder about a "large, fertile island in the North". Fennoscandia refers to the area that includes the Scandinavian peninsula, Kola Peninsula and Karelia; this term is