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Barbara, the fact that they sell pizza in New York gas stations only proves my point about New Yorkers having a crude palate. New Yorkers cook these giant 18 inch pizzas, cut them into wedges and let them sit under a heat lamp for hours to be sold by the slice. The Sicilian style sheet pan pizza is worse. There are plenty of wood fired brick ovens in New York that make small, personal pizza and keep the taste of the Mediterranean alive but this is the exception to the humongous canned tomato paste pizza delivery rule.

New York also sells pizza dough at the grocery store but it does no good if you don't know how to bake bread. It's a lot harder than most think. Mo talked about making her own bread but I'm not convinced she can get the taste of the Mediterranean out of a bread machine.
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I love pizza. Doesn't really matter to me what kind. There used to be a really great pizza joint where I live that had a great pizza with eggplant and jalepeno peppers. + they had baklava deserts too. But they went out of business a year or so ago.

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I'm a New Yorker (not by choice) and I don't have a crude palate. I have had some very, very good pizza here.

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The best pizza is served at a little mom and pop 'pizza joint' ( as they are called here ) where when you go in Mama's gotten a little shorter, a little rounder and somewhat gray, but when you walk in she grabs you with a big hug and yells to Papa across the room "Look who's here!" Papa comes around from the bar ( more handsome than ever ) another big hug and everyone is told they've know you since you were this high, all while yelling to the sons working in the back to come see who's here. At some point you are able to get to the table where your friends sit, waving back to you. Its not a time for serious conversation, just people who like each other and there might be an announcement of someone being engaged, having the first baby and even the 7th. Great pizza is shared with friends, where the owners are glad to see you and before you leave the 'boys' come out of the kitchen to tell you how good it is to see you and to come back soon cause it's been too long.

I'm sure your pizza is very good echt, but the rest of us have had and made great pizza too no matter where it's made.
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We have a great place out on the Island. They make a wonderful Sicilian. Now I'm hungry.

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Mom and Pop places are generally the best. Except that round here most Mom and Pop places don't last long enough to be past down to their sons/daughters. Small startups usually rock the socks off of crappy Dominoes and Pizza Hut and other mass produced pizza garbage manufacturing sites, but unfortunately don't get so far after a few years. Basically that means we end up bopping around from one newest greatest and latest good eating place to the next after one drops off the earth to the next.

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No one can stop you from eating gas station pizza. Since Mo bakes her own bread, I would hope she would try making small Mediterranean style flat bread pizzas on her outdoor grill. I would also hope she would stay away from using canned tomato, or better yet, try a pizza with a sauce that is not tomato based, and a cheese that does not melt.

The most important part of a pizza is good bread and fresh sauce. In my opinion, New York style pizza is the worst in these 2 categories.
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Well that's just your opinion.
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What Barbara said. Obviously you haven't had the right New York Pizza

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Barbara, the fact that they sell pizza in New York gas stations only proves my point about New Yorkers having a crude palate. New Yorkers cook these giant 18 inch pizzas, cut them into wedges and let them sit under a heat lamp for hours to be sold by the slice. The Sicilian style sheet pan pizza is worse. There are plenty of wood fired brick ovens in New York that make small, personal pizza and keep the taste of the Mediterranean alive but this is the exception to the humongous canned tomato paste pizza delivery rule.

New York also sells pizza dough at the grocery store but it does no good if you don't know how to bake bread. It's a lot harder than most think. Mo talked about making her own bread but I'm not convinced she can get the taste of the Mediterranean out of a bread machine.



You're so lucky to still have arm muscles that can knead bread. Unfortunately for me, I have to use a bread machine or buy my bread ready-made, my arms don't work anymore.

I think I'll judge by the opinions of firstly my children who have reasonably cosmopolitan taste in food since they've all travelled fairly extensively, and from 40+ years of making pizza that disappears off the table as fast as it comes out of the oven.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with either my home-made sauce or the bread base that I use. emoticon
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