Howie Slice it - The Pizza Blog

Monday Oct 10, 2016

Although pizza originated in Italy, it has become a favorite throughout the world. "Pizza" is a word that never needs translation, wherever you are. However, the types of pizza ingredients vary tremendously, based on regional tastes, cultural preferences, and local foods. Pizza has very few limitations, and why should it. It's hard to go wrong.

Monday Oct 10, 2016

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. Initially, the US pies were probably very similar to the pies in Italy, but as the dish became increasingly popular in the US, it was changed to fit American tastes.

Monday Oct 10, 2016

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. Planning an event takes a certain amount of work, so it’s best to start early in making all of your arrangements. Luckily, your menu is practically a no-brainer; what could be easier, more economical, and more popular than pizza?

Monday Oct 10, 2016

Everyone loves a good plain cheese pizza, but when you’re looking to spice things up, literally and figuratively, choosing which pizza ingredients will do the trick is tough.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

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.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

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. The trick was to bake them to the desired level of crispy-ness without burning them.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2016

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. Check through the list below. One of these weirdly delicious and unusual pizzas might just be your new favorite. Or not.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2016

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. The discussion usually goes nowhere, as proponents of each city's signature style are equally passionate.

Tuesday Sep 06, 2016

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).

Amazingly, this simple mix of ingredients has mutated into hundreds of variations and created a $30 billion industry worldwide along with a cadre of pizza makers and chefs who have made perfecting this single dish their life's mission.

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

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.

Italy's response to French hors d'oeuvres, antipasto is a combination of various small foods that are usually served before a meal. Traditionally, the antipasto is meant to stimulate the appetite and get the taste buds ready for the meal without over filling the stomach. The term was first used during the sixteenth century.

Thursday Aug 25, 2016

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. Others cut the edges off so that they're left with pure, gooey goodness.

Monday Aug 22, 2016

Pizza can either be a healthy combination of fresh, tasty ingredients or a calorie-laden meal.

Don't misunderstand me; there's nothing wrong with either option. I love a good cheat meal every once in a while, just as much as I love a healthy treat. And if I can have both at once, even better.

Here's how to build your own pizza with a healthier profile and plenty of flavor.

Thursday Aug 18, 2016

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. Below, in no particular order, are some scene-stealing movie moments that might just make you crave a little pizza.

Tuesday Aug 16, 2016

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. However, I've attempted to at least put together the who, where, why, what, and more of the history of Caesar salad.

Friday Aug 12, 2016

The modern pizza is known the world over for its hearty versatility both in the kitchen and on the table. With hundreds of dough and crust variations and thousands of toppings and sauces available, the pizza is a blank canvas that can become a culinary work of art with endless flavor possibilities.

Tuesday Aug 09, 2016

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. If you're searching for the best wing places that deliver near me, say no more!

Thursday Aug 04, 2016

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.

Monday Aug 01, 2016

Ah, pizza, what’s not to love? Since this is all about statistics and fun pizza 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.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

Making the perfect pizza dough is definitely an art form. When done right, it is crispy, crunchy, and delicious. A perfect pizza will make a lasting impression. Let me describe it to you.

Thursday Jul 14, 2016

Rarely do you walk into a pizza joint with the intention of buying anything but a slice or pie. However, on occasion, you may be lured by the sight of other delicacies on display. And when you see these delicacies, you may wonder exactly what they are and how they differ from each other.