For most people, devouring this go-to comfort food is simple: take a slice and stuff it in your mouth, with lit
tle thought to much else. Experts at pizza eating, however, do not much enjoy the sight of toppings and cheese sliding off your pizza and down your fingers.
According to them, it’s because you have been eating and holding your pizza the wrong way.
In an interview with The Manchester Evening News, food writer Daniel Young reveals the pizza sins most people commit. Young, who learned the basics of pizza from Italian expert Enzo Coccia, shares some practical pizza insights for lovers of this delicious, doughy treat.
So, if you’re a pizza lover with careless pizza habits, consider these tips for an even more fulfilling pizza experience:
Holding The Crust and Slicing the Pizza — Never an Option
Almost everyone eats pizza by grabbing onto the crust; even pizza advertisements show the TV actors enjoying slices with their hands on the crust.
According to Young, however, holding the pizza by the crust causes all your toppings to slide off, especially if the pizza is fresh from the oven. He points out that customers will be left with “…soggy, sorry-looking piece of dough.” But you can’t exactly grab a slice by the cheese strings, either; can you?
Knife and fork eaters, halt your celebration – that isn’t the proper way to devour a slice, either. The pizza expert is also against cutting the pizza into slices. Small bits of pizza compromise the entire experience.
So, how do you do it?
Hold and Fold it!
Different kinds of people tackle their pizzas differently, but if you want the best pizza experience, just hold and fold it!
Fold the slice like a wallet, recommends Young’s mentor, Coccia. For a whole, small pizza, fold your pizza once, in half, then again, in a quarter. Folding it twice over will ensure that there is minimal sauce leakage and it also keeps the toppings intact. For a slice, fold it over, in half.
To maximize the flavor, bite into the layers of pizza goodness, and allow the flavors – of the toppings and the dough – to explode on your palate.
For a more enjoyable experience, it pays to get two things right: the pizza you eat and how you eat it. You’ve got information on the latter; now, it’s time to pay attention to the former, by ordering the right pizza. Call Pizzeria Vecchia at 507-200-3548 today for delicious pizzas.