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Category Archives: Pizza

A Case of Pizza Resistance

  MARY BURR writes: I thought of you this evening as I watched this May 1965 episode of “Bewtiched.”  Samantha uses her magical powers to create an ad campaign for struggling a Italian restaurant owner named Mario. His business is failing because everyone wants pizza and Mario comes from a long line of culinary artisans […]

Eau de Pizza

  THE pizzafication of society continues apace. In the latest development, Pizza Hut has marketed its own perfume, a scent alleged to smell like fresh-baked dough. That’s strange — Pizza Hut pizza doesn’t smell like fresh-baked dough. Unfortunately, this perfume was a limited edition product and it has, unsurprisingly, sold out. We can only hope for more. […]

Obama Gets Serious


How Many Pizzas Does It Take to Win the Presidency?


The Relatively Silent Debate about Contraceptives and Health

  IN THE latest entry about the issue of cancer, abortion and oral contraceptives, Samson, a physician, writes: [M]ost doctors are utterly unaware of the abortion-OCP-and-breast-cancer controversy. Understand: it’s not merely that most doctors disagree that there is a link, but most have not heard that there is a debate surrounding the issue whatsoever. When […]

Okay, There’s No Difference Between the Two Parties

  A READER received this personal invitation from the Romney-Ryan campaign: We are extending the deadline for you to enter for a chance to eat pizza with Mitt before joining the Romney-Ryan Team as I face off with Joe Biden at this week’s debate. It will be a lot of fun, and it will be great […]

The Pizza Cone

  JOHN PURDY writes: An innovation in pizza technology: Pizza Cones! Very popular in Europe apparently and they’re available in Canada. Laura writes: There is no limit to the breathtaking creativity that pizza inspires. According to the product information: Pizza cornetto margarita is an innovative product of Metora Food, patented on the Greek market and 28 […]

Obama Clinches the Pizza Vote

  THE ROAD to serfdom is paved with cheap tomato sauce and mozzarella asphalt. Obama walked into a Florida pizzeria this week and bought 20 pizzas with cash. The owner pledged his vote. “I just gave him a great big bear hug,” Scott Van Duzer said, the BBC reported. Smart move on the part of the president. […]

Pizza Trek

  VINCENT C. writes: Although I have previously pointed out that “the perfect pizza” can only be found where there are San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella from the milk of buffalo, authentic Parmesan cheese, and skills acquired after years of apprenticeship to put these ingredients together in a wood-burning oven, a recent story in The Washington […]

Goodbye (and Have a Greasy Slice Before You Go)

  BEN J. writes: My company was just sold to a hated competitor, and they will be closing my office in Colorado, and laying me off in December. To add insult to injury, the ‘new’ company is buying the office pizza tomorrow, from a local chain so greasy, the pizza can soak through the box […]

What’s the Perfect Food for Unitarians?

  IF YOU don’t know the answer, go to your local Papa John’s and reflect on its theological implications. A reader below explains.

Pizza Convenience Advances

  THE MODERN apocalypse leads with inexorable logic to pizza vending machines. Rene Lyon reports at Los Angeles Times that European pizza machines are coming to America this year.

One Woman Defies the Pizza-Industrial Complex

  DRINA writes: You have clarified before that homemade pizza is a perfectly good and acceptable food. Perhaps some of your readers who aren’t ready to give up pizza would consider making their own? I challenge them to make their own pizza for a few months and then try going back to cheese-product topped cardboard […]

Ruined by a Relative

  PAUL writes: I love your fight against pizza. You might even be right. I love it because it shows you are a normal person. What I’m about to say will be like one of those awful slasher movies to you, but you know I respect your views.

A Pizza Give-Away

  I HAVE tirelessly attempted to prove to readers of this site that pizza is the Trojan Horse of Western society. I realize that many readers remain unconvinced, even to the point of consuming Domino’s two or three times a week. Some people believe I bear some perverse grudge against pizza, which is the staff of life, and that this grudge probably […]