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Happy National Pizza Day, Please Hug a Pizza

Pizza EssayDan TallaricoComment
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Pizza is humankind’s bestfriend. While we have created so many great industries, technologies and flavors, pizza is the one creation that loves us back.  

Think about eating a pizza. There’s no other experience like it.  

As each bite of pizza globs down your esophagus, strings of cheese latching onto anything it can grab and occasionally clogging the passage, it’s actually saying hello. It’s pizza’s way of saying, “Thanks for making us one and I promise that my sauce, oil, crust and whole being will help make you a better person.”

People and pizza go together like, uh, pizza and beer. Pizza is a simple food that we use as social currency and in return we are all the richer. The more you spend it the more there seems to be! When I’m interested in meeting up with someone we will obviously go and grab some pizza. Now, next time we meet we will either go to another pizza place or spend the whole time talking about how we bonded over pizza.

Pizza begets pizza begets pizza. 

Pizza has evolved alongside us. As we’ve settled across the country pizza has adapted to fit in with the local lifestyle. That’s how we have Detroit Style pizza and New York style. No matter what economic class you find yourself in pizza is one of the more accessible foods. Grab a slice on a street corner for a dollar or drop $25 a pie at a fancy brick oven place with a fancy awning outside their building.  

Pizza is there for us, waiting in the wings, never judging but always glowing its oily glow.

Happy National Pizza Day. Go hug a pizza and let it hug you back.

Here’s some pizza photos to celebrate.  

 Slice Island’s signature rectangles.  

Slice Island’s signature rectangles.  

 Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Michigan & Trumbull

Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Michigan & Trumbull

 Sausage and pepper pizza from Della Terra

Sausage and pepper pizza from Della Terra

 A lightly olived pizza from Piazza Talarico

A lightly olived pizza from Piazza Talarico

 A Sicilian pizza I made for Christmas! 

A Sicilian pizza I made for Christmas! 

 Tommy T doing his best Professor Pizza impression.  

Tommy T doing his best Professor Pizza impression.