The Chew: June 7 2013
On The Chew June 7 2013, it’s a Pizza Night edition of “Extra Value Friday.” Talk show host Wendy Williams will be helping Clinton Kelly out in the kitchen with a delicious pizza recipe and fill us in on her new book, Ask Wendy. Then, we will be taken on a tour of Pizza Brain in Philadelphia, the world’s first pizza museum. This is what’s happening on The Chew June 7 2013.
The Chew: Pizza Brain
Pizza Brain is the world’s first pizza-themed museum and has the world’s largest collection of pizza-memorabilia, according to the Guinness Book Of World Records. It even has an artisan pizzeria attached.
This is definitely an interesting premise and it seems like a place worth visiting even if you aren’t the biggest fan of pizza. I have no idea what could fall under the purview of pizza memorabilia, and I’m interested in seeing what that could entail.
The Chew: The History Of Pizza & Its Ingredients
The word itself, “pizza,” has origins in both Greek and Latin roots, derived from the Latin word “pinsere,” which means “to press,” and the Greek word “pēktos,” which means “solid.” Long ago, the Greeks covered their bread in cheese, herbs, and oils that, even if they weren’t necessarily pie-shaped, certainly captured the spirit of what pizza is all about.
There have been many variations on pizza created over time, and one of these is Chicago-style pizza, which is a deep-dish style of pizza that can be up to three inches thick, and has chunky tomato sauce. Another style that is characteristic of Chicago-style pizza is stuffed pizza, a technique that originated in Chicago.