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:
-An entire website devoted to Homemade Gourmet Pizza
Are there other deep dish pizza recipes that you can recommend, or perhaps a favorite Pittsburgh pizzeria that I’ve neglected?