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Why NYC's pizza is so hard to replicate

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My geeky husband (one of the reasons I love him!) subscribes to Wired magazine. I thought I'd share this interesting article from the May 2008 issue.
Why New York City's Iconic Pizza Is So Tough to Replicate
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Ive alwasy said it was the water........
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I hereby cordially invite any & all New Yorkers in California who are fond of endlessly waxing nostalgic about their oh-so-special pizza to MOVE BACK TO NEW YORK. Problem solved.
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one of my co-workers i obsessed w/ pizza! he eats it almost everyday and compares and contrasts all the local places. it's really fun to get in on. we had an interesting convo about this article. mostly, how pizza really came from China, not Italy. The Italians stole the dish! I have to say that have a history of "stealing"...I wonder what America saw called before the spaniard, on behalf of Italy, came here. LOL.
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It was (and still is) called Turtle Island by the people who were living here before the Europeans came.
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hmm, an interesting duo of reasons for Cali having (supposedly) inferior pizza. Never been to New York or Chicago, actually talk to my wife about doing a flight to chicago and then new york, just to try the pizza. I am an avid pizza affectionado, and have tried several places from san francisco to the oregon border. hated some, loved others. All i can say is that brick ovens for sure have it over a standard oven.
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It's more than just the water ...

If you're fond of pizza, and want to learn a lot about its history and get some great recipes and techniques, I'd strongly suggest finding a copy of this book:

Amazon.com: The Pizza Book: Everything There Is To Know About the World's Greatest Pie: Evelyne Slomon: Books

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