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Today is World Pizza Maker’s Day, and whether you work at a pizza place, make your own pizza at home, or are just a fan of the food, there are plenty of ways to commemorate this fun holiday. Here are three great ways to celebrate World Pizza Maker’s Day no matter what your experience level is with this iconic food.
What is World Pizza Maker’s Day?
World Pizza Maker’s Day is an annual holiday observed every October 25th that celebrates one of the most popular foods in the world and the people who make it. Making great pizza is much more complex than just choosing between pepperoni and sausage, and there is a huge variety of crust styles, sauces, cheeses, and toppings that can make each pizza maker’s pies unique.
Try Making Your Own Pizza
If you’re a home chef who’s never experimented with making your own pizza, there’s no better day to start than World Pizza Maker’s Day. Start by picking a style of pizza to try. We recommend a classic Neapolitan Margherita with basil and fresh mozzarella for beginners.
You’ll then need to find a great dough recipe — just search the style of pizza you want to make and find a highly-rated one. For first-timers, feel free to use canned sauce and simple toppings and focus on getting the crust right. Be sure to do your research about cooking temperature, amount of water, and yeast, as these are the primary factors that make each pizza style unique.
Explore Different Pizza Styles
World Pizza Maker’s Day celebrates pizza makers all around the world, from Italy to New York City and everywhere else. Take this holiday as an opportunity to try a new pizza style, whether you’re ordering out or cooking your own pizza at home. If you’re an experienced pizza chef already, this is the perfect chance to step out of your comfort zone.
For example, try ordering or making a proper Chicago deep-dish pizza. While “pie”’ is a common nickname for a pizza, Chicago deep-dish pizza really can be considered a pie as it’s usually close to two inches thick and is one of the only styles of pizza that’s traditionally eaten with a fork.
One pizza style you likely haven’t even heard of, much less tried before, is the Scottish pizza crunch. This unique take on pizza consists of a full pre-prepared pizza which is then deep-fried in fish and chips frying oil and served with fries or “chips.” While this Scottish bar food might not be the healthiest way to eat pizza, it’s certainly worth giving a try.
Support Local Pizzerias
The best way to celebrate World Pizza Maker’s Day is to show your appreciation for the hardworking pizza makers in your community by supporting local pizzerias! Whether the great pizza place in your town is a family heirloom business that’s been around for decades or a new small business owner trying to get started with their first restaurant, take today to skip the chain restaurants and support someone local.
To do even more to support your local pizza joint, be sure to leave a review with a picture of your chosen pizza on your favorite review site, and maybe even consider becoming a regular!