How Far Can You Go From The Ideal?
I recently had Detroit style pizza for the first time in a good while, and was reminded of A) how different it was from idealized NYC pizza and B) how much I like it.
If you haven’t had it, Detroit-style pizza has a thick crust where the cheese kind of soaks into the edges, but it’s not nearly as dense and loaded with sauce and cheese as Chicago deep dish. Try it!
When it comes to pizza, as long as the crust and cheese and sauce are good, gimme gimme! I’ve had Chicago deep dish, classic NYC slices, artisanal pizza from a wood fired oven from this guy‘s franchise, Trenton NJ tomato pies, Pizza al taglio in Rome, I like them all!
Are you an absolutist as far as pizza, or are you an omnivore?
Let’s Talk Purity
And as far as other questions of purity, dear Deadsplintermozzarellinis, do you have certain parochial lines you draw? Do you insist, for example, that Mozzarella must only be made from Italian buffalo milk, or will regular cow milk work for you? Must a Martini have gin and not vodka, and only an olive and not a lemon twist?
Must jeans be blue and not black, green, or purple, or for that matter only Levi’s and not Lee’s or Wrangler?
Where do you draw your lines, and where do you blur them? And if you find the entire point of this NOT to be pointless and chauvinistic, how might you change the boundaries of discussion to be more worthy of discussion? No right or wrong answers! Unless you’re sure that only some answers count!