What is Your Favorite Type of Pizza?

Everyone has their favorite type of pizza – but as pizza lovers, we always like to try different kinds in search of new flavor sensations. There are many types of pizza from all over the world, from tomato-rich Neapolitan to cheeseless New Haven. Most readers will be familiar with the “big three” geography-based types of pizza in the U.S.: Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Which, of these three, is your favorite? Authentic Detroit Style Pizza features a thick crust that’s light and airy on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’s topped with pepperoni, cheeses, then other toppings and traditionally deck oven baked in well-seasoned square steel pans before… Read More

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Best Wine Pairings for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza

Pizza and wine – a match made in heaven? I have to admit I was a bit incredulous myself until I was invited to bake Authentic Detroit Style Pizza for Pizza-palooza!, a wine tasting event hosted by Shannon and Cortney Casey at Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room. As it turns out, Authentic Detroit Style Pizza and wine represent a decadent – and fun! – combination. I asked Michigan By The Bottle co-founder Cortney Casey to graciously share the best wine pairings for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. Shawn Randazzo: Not everyone would think of wine and pizza as being complementary. What would you say to doubters? Cortney Casey: By teaming… Read More

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Why Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Is Baked In Deck Ovens

Baking Authentic Detroit Style Pizza requires meticulous attention paid to the details: dough must be properly proofed, cheeses must be spread edge-to-edge, and the pizza must be baked in a well-seasoned square steel pan – the same kind once used as parts trays by Detroit’s automotive manufacturers. But another step along the path to truly Authentic Detroit Style Pizza can be easy to overlook: deck oven baking. Deck ovens are the gold standard when it comes to baking Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. No other type of pizza oven can match the ability of a deck oven – not forced-air conveyor ovens or infrared ovens. Authenticity is paramount to baking an… Read More

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What is the Optimal Crust Thickness for Authentic Detroit Style Pizza?

Authentic Detroit Style Pizza features a thick crust that’s light and airy on the inside, golden brown and crunchy on the outside. It’s one of the signatures that makes the style so appealing to pizza-lovers, yet very few people ever consider how much pizza crust affects the overall quality of pizza. Though some styles of pizza might have lax guidelines for authenticity, pizza chefs must pay close attention to the details in order to bake a truly Authentic Detroit Style Pizza. Not only do they have to craft a winning dough recipe and properly proof the dough, they must ensure they press it into well-seasoned square steel pans at just… Read More

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Where Does Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Get Its Nicknames?

Red Top Pizza. Upside-Down Pizza. The Motor City Secret. Have you ever wondered where Authentic Detroit Style Pizza gets its nicknames? Find out below, then quiz your friends the next time you’re enjoying an Authentic Detroit Style Pizza together! Red Top Pizza Authentic Detroit Style Pizza isn’t like other pizzas. Its crust is light and airy on the inside, yet crunchy on the outside. Pepperoni is lined directly on the crust, and edge-to-edge cheeses caramelize to the crust when baked in real deck ovens. For the finishing touch, many pizzerias ladle on red sauce on top of the cheese – often, after the pizza is baked. The popularity of this… Read More

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