Mmm, Piiizzaaa…

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Apologies for the hunger this blog post is going to make you feel, but I must let it be known that today is National Deep Dish Pizza Day! The deep dish style of pizza was originally created in Chicago, which is why it is commonly referred to as Chicago-style pizza. Outside of big restaurant chains and grocery store freezers, this style of pizza is hard to find in Pittsburgh, and I personally know of only one independently run pizza joint that makes an authentic deep dish pie, Molly’s Pizza in Dormont. But fear not, you can always turn to library books to learn how to make your own at home:

Pizza: Grill It, Bake It, Love It! by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

The Everything Pizza Book: 300 Crowd-Pleasing Slices of Heaven by Belinda Hulin

Pizza: Easy Recipes for Great Homemade Pizzas, Focaccia, and Calzones by Charles and Michele Scicolone

Pizza: More than 60 Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pizza by Diane Morgan and Tony Gemignani

Or, turn to some librarian approved websites to find some more tasty information, such as:

A deep dish pizza recipe from The Accidental Hedonist

-An entire website devoted to Homemade Gourmet Pizza

Deep dish pizza recipes from

-A deep dish skillet pizza recipe from Vegetarian Times

Are there other deep dish pizza recipes that you can recommend, or perhaps a favorite Pittsburgh pizzeria that I’ve neglected? 



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3 responses to “Mmm, Piiizzaaa…

  1. You forgot to mention the pizza of the future:


  2. Scott

    Also, don’t forget Little Chicago’s on the South Side.


  3. Don

    Ummmmm, crispy cones!

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