National Pizza Day: February 9, 2019!

Discussion in 'Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions' started by The Late Night Gourmet, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

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    Detroit, USA
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    I assume this isn't an international phenomenon, but I welcome my friends from around the world to partake in this very important holiday.

    In truth, it's neither a holiday - no banks will be closed, except for the fact that it's a Saturday - nor are there going to be celebrations to speak of, other than the fact that many pizza places will be offering discounts in the States. But, if you need an excuse to eat pizza, here it is.
     
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  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Its National Pizza Day in the UK too with 30% off the price of pizzas nation-wide in association with Action against Hunger. Get your voucher here:
    https://nationalpizzaday.co.uk


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  3. Shermie

    Shermie Über Member

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    Brighton, MA.
    Going out for pizza on Saturday!! :wink:
     
  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

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    NSW, Australia
    Quite a few places are pushing it as world pizza day on Saturday. :hungry:

    It is also a ' national pizza day ' here in Australia on Saturday as well.
     
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

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    SE Florida
    If I weren't working my second job, I'd fire up the Weber with kettlepizza kit and do some homemade. The kettlepizza kit allows me to turn my Weber into a wood fired oven.
     
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  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Is the Weber your Big Green Egg?
     
  7. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

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    No, it is a kettle style grill. Actually Karen suggested making homemade Priazzos which are a discontinued Pizza Hut, "deep" dish style pie, on the BGE. We had purchased the heat sinks and pans a while ago.
     
  8. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

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    We've had the pans for years and made priazzos a couple of times early on, but the middles were always undercooked so gave up on them. Then, 2-3 years ago, I stumbled across a site that said to use a heat sink, so went looking for them. Woowza, they were expensive for a 1 use gadget. Apparently, the manufacturer discontinued them and prices shot up. Then, about 6 or so months ago, when looking for something else, found them again and, while still not cheap, they were much more reasonably priced, so I grabbed one and it's been sitting in the box waiting patiently to be used since then.
     
  9. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I'm being dumb - but why can't you just cook a regular pizza in the BGE?
     
  10. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

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    You can and we have. Was trying to avoid using the oven, as well as getting that lovely flavor that cooking them over wood imparts. We much, much, much (get the hint :roflmao: ) prefer pizza cooked in a wood fired or even a coal fired oven over pizza cooked in a conventional oven.

    The BGE maintains temps better and over longer periods of time than the Weber due to the difference in manufacturing materials, and uses much less fuel, so that's why I asked about using it.
     
  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I obviously don't understand the BGE. You can't use wood in the BGE?
     
  12. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

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    SE Florida
    Yes, you can use wood and/or charcoal in the BGE, as you can in the Weber. Since it's a longer cooking time, the BGE is more efficient than the Weber.

    Maybe this was the confusing part. When I write fuel in regard to the BGE or the Weber, I mean wood or charcoal.
     
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  13. medtran49

    medtran49 Senior Member

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    Priazzo dough is made and in the fridge for a slow rise. Sauce is made and cooling before it goes in the fridge.
     
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  14. TodayInTheKitchen

    TodayInTheKitchen Member

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    Detroit, MI
    Wow. I had no idea how International pizza day is. UK, Australia, and USA.

    In honor of Pizza day, I will once again make another attempt at cauliflower pizza crust.
    Previous attempts have been failures...I found a new video and going to give it a try.
    Wish me luck. ( I will be photographing the adventure. )
     
  15. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn (Site Owner) Staff Member

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    NSW, Australia
    I've found sources citing it as a world pizza day.

    Plus if you fail at the cauliflower pizza crust, let me know. Every time I'vetried it it's been a complete success, so I can see if I added the recipe here or if it was one from Vegan Richa or similar.
     
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