Howie Slice it - The Pizza Blog
If you love pizza, as millions of Americans do, then you are probably eating it at least once a week if not more. By now, you know your favorite type of pizza and maybe even how long it takes your delivery to arrive at your place.
One of the biggest arguments in the world of pizza is based on which style is better, Chicago or New York? The disagreement may never be resolved. Though these two types of pizza are the most popular, there are many other styles.
The cheese making process has been around for nearly 4,000 years and there are an estimated 2,000 varieties of cheeses.
In the early 1900s, pizza was considered cheap peasant fare, made at home by southern Italian immigrant women. In 1905, Gennaro Lombardi applied for the first license to sell the pizza he made at his grocery store on Spring Street in New York City, then a thriving Italian-American neighborhood.
At both the collegiate and professional level, football season is back. From Saturday through Sunday, football fans engage in watching their teams take on rivals in hopes of getting to the big game.
Choosing spices can be difficult as there are hundreds to choose from when making a culinary masterpiece. What can be confusing, though, is understanding the differences between certain spices and blends.
Chicken wings come in many different flavors that can be savory, spicy or even sweet. Americans consume upwards of 27 billion wings every year. Though traditional Buffalo sauce reigns, sauces and dry rubs have become more experimental and flavorful.
Halloween has become one of the biggest holidays of the year with Americans spending millions on costumes, décor, and candy. On average, the American shopper will spend nearly $83 this year for Halloween.
What is the meaning of life? Is our universe real? Do we have free will? There are many philosophical questions that may never be answered. Fortunately, there is one that we can answer.
Halloween is considered the kick-off of the holiday season and it has become one the biggest celebrations of the year.
Choosing a Halloween costume can be tough, as there are thousands to choose from. You could go as something witty, funny, serious or scary. When you're trying to figure out what to be, you might start thinking about what you like.
The pink boxes are back at Hungry Howie's, which means it is October and for every pizza or Howie Brownie™ sold throughout the month, a portion of the sales go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, including carving contests. Pumpkin carving contests are popular in offices, schools, businesses and well, just in general.
If your favorite horror movie villain were to order a slice of pizza, what would they choose?
Pizza of Choice: Plain Cheese
From fresh to frozen, statistics are showing that U.S. citizens have a serious penchant for pizza. It is estimated that about $38 billion is spent on pizza each year with about 13% of Americans eating pizza every day.
Having fresh, crisp greens virtually at our fingertips all year round. It’s hard to believe this hasn’t been the case throughout most of human history. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons for the rise of the salad as a meal.
If you find yourself in the position of hosting an event, say a pre-finals bash, a party before the big game or watching the NBA finals or Super Bowl on TV, you may be wondering 1) how come you got nominated, and then 2) how will you manage to pull off this feat.
When it comes to building a garden salad, you can't go wrong with crisp lettuce, crunchy vegetables and a drizzle of your favorite dressing.
Birthdays, graduations, holidays and even anniversaries are often celebrated with a big slice of pizza. For some, pizza brings back memories of spending time with family or pulling an all-nighter at college.
On the surface, pizza is relatively simple: some crust, some cheese, some toppings and you’re done. You’ve got dinner, lunch, or possibly even breakfast. It is this simplicity that makes pizza such a versatile dish. There are thousands, maybe even millions, of possibilities.
The calzone: a delicious, doughy delight filled with various meats and cheeses. No matter what you choose to include in your calzone, it all begins with the dough. If you're interested in how to make calzone dough, you've come to the right place.
Ah, pizza! Only the best food invention ever! It’s great at dinnertime when it is warm and oozing with cheese. But wait! It’s also pretty good when it is cold for breakfast, or anytime in between. There’s no doubt that pizza is one of the most well-liked and easily accessible foods on Earth.
Born in Italy but evolved in the US, if you’ve ever visited Italy and tried the pizza, you may have noticed some differences. Brought to the US by Italian immigrants and made popular by service men returning home from World War II, the delicious dish quickly took the country by storm.
This just in. Important research – complete with charts, diagrams, calculations, graphs, and footnotes – that proves that mozzarella is the perfect cheese for pizza.
So, you took a look at your love life and decided to give it a badly needed make over. You’ve changed your look, your mindset, and your attitude about life. And, it’s paid off. You now have a phone number or two that you are hoping to turn into dates.
Although pizza originated in Italy, it has become a favorite throughout the world. "Pizza" is a word that never needs translation, wherever you are.
A staple in many restaurants and a favorite in many households, breadsticks first appeared around the 14th century BCE in Turin, Italy. These hard, crunchy, pencil-shaped sticks had the consistency of crackers and would last for days.
When you are trying to stick to a low-carb diet, pizza night can be quite the challenge. But you don't have to feel left out while your pals are gobbling down deep-dish crusts smothered in thick layers of cheese-y goodness.
The debate over which is better: New York-style and Chicago-style pizza is probably as old as the pizza styles themselves. Many have tried to compare thin crust New York pizza to thick crust Chicago pizza and declare a winner. Many have failed.
Even when it is bad, pizza's pretty awesome. And even when you hear about some of the strange things that have been put on pizzas, such as the seaweed and eel pizzas that are all the rage in Japan, you think: I might go for that. There are many pies that sound even crazier.
At its very core, pizza consists of three main items: sauce, toppings, and dough (or four, if you're like me and put cheese in its own category).
Like the opening credits of a film, or the theme song to your favorite show, the arrival of the antipasto tells you something special is about to start.
Ahh…brownies. Chocolatey, fudgy, soft and chewy, cakey, it really doesn't matter. There's just something irresistible about brownies. Some prefer crispy edges so much that there are special pans that create edges on every brownie.
Pizza can either be a healthy combination of fresh, tasty ingredients or a calorie-laden meal.
What makes a pizza movie moment unforgettable? What makes it iconic? When we’re talking about pizza, an iconic scene would be one in which the pizza took center stage, made the scene, or even the movie, memorable, and most importantly, made you crave pizza.
Hailed (get it?) as one of the greatest recipes to originate in the Americas, the Caesar salad is the perfect companion to any pizza. As with many other crave-worthy cuisines, the Caesar salad is stunningly delicious in its simplicity, with origins that are surrounded in mystery.
The modern pizza is known the world over for its hearty versatility both in the kitchen and on the table.
Wings and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, chocolate and peanut butter, French fries and ketchup, rock and roll I think you get the picture.
Most pizza fanatics will agree that nothing can compare to pizza served directly from the oven, but a pizza delivered directly to your door might be a close second. And with more than 1 billion pizzas delivered each year, it’s pretty clear that it’s not just pizza fanatics who think this way.
Ah, pizza, what’s not to love? Since this is all about statistics and fun facts, I’ll begin with a bold statement: chances are, at some point in your life, pizza was (and may still be) your favorite food.