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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #80 on: April 30, 2012, 06:04:49 PM »
I saw this article on Scott’s Pizza Journal about maybe the first reference to Pizza as a Pie in NY. 

http://blog.scottspizzatours.com/post/18130417527/first-reference-to-pizza-as-pie

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2012, 04:19:05 PM »
One day this decade I will tie all of the crap I have into an informal pizza "history of sorts".

Just re-read some stuff while on hold with a company today. One of the first direct mentions of pizza by the slice I found:

“When pizza is eaten, it generally fills that momentary urge for a quick snack. In this sense pizza is symbolic of the present Atomic and Aspirin Age, in which the necessity has arisen for conducting business on the run and the hustle and bustle of everyday living have caught up with the working man, hurrying home to the suburbs. A tasty triangle of pizza won’t spoil supper and it may avoid for the train traveler those uncomfortable gnawings in the stomach. All this was undreamed of by our first business-wise Italian immigrant of 50 years ago.” --6/14/1956
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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #82 on: August 21, 2012, 06:52:42 AM »
One day this decade I will tie all of the crap I have into an informal pizza "history of sorts".

Just re-read some stuff while on hold with a company today. One of the first direct mentions of pizza by the slice I found:

“When pizza is eaten, it generally fills that momentary urge for a quick snack. In this sense pizza is symbolic of the present Atomic and Aspirin Age, in which the necessity has arisen for conducting business on the run and the hustle and bustle of everyday living have caught up with the working man, hurrying home to the suburbs. A tasty triangle of pizza won’t spoil supper and it may avoid for the train traveler those uncomfortable gnawings in the stomach. All this was undreamed of by our first business-wise Italian immigrant of 50 years ago.” --6/14/1956

Kelly,

Looking forward to the day when you find time to put all your information together.   ;D

What you found from 1956 is interesting too. 

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »
There is some additional information on the evolution of the NY style at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,21667.0.html.

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2012, 04:44:37 PM »
If anyone has a larger version of this image:

http://www.firstpizza.com/history.html

I think it would be quite informative.

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #85 on: November 19, 2012, 09:04:47 AM »
The thing I can't understand about the remake of Lombardi's is why are they making traditional Margherita pizza instead of the sauce-on-top style like most of the other originals that took that whole thing from Lombardi's in the first place? I recall reading even Patsy's did it that way before the neighborhood changed and in came the orange blanket for slices. IIRC, a true Lombardi's plain pie made by Gennaro and family was basically Totonno's pizza today with some oregano (not fresh basil) and possibly a little fresh garlic.
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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2013, 12:23:58 PM »
Domenico Crolla posted this picture on facebook a little while ago.  This is what the caption says. Enjoying some New York pizza 1921.  

I asked Domenico Crolla where he found this picture.  I will see if he answers me.

I thought the picture was quite interesting.  They all sure look like they are enjoying their pizzas!   ;D

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2013, 01:41:56 PM »
Norma - I saw that picture on facebook yesterday on a different site -- this is the caption that was with it "In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men...it was a custom at the time..."   

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »
Norma,

Aren't you in that photo?

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #90 on: March 03, 2013, 02:17:41 PM »
Norma,

Aren't you in that photo?

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2013, 02:34:23 PM »
You should know Peter...isn't that you all the way to the right down front sitting in front of Norma!?!?  ;D

Bob, no, that was my grandfather :-D.

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2013, 02:41:10 PM »
Norma - I saw that picture on facebook yesterday on a different site -- this is the caption that was with it "In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men...it was a custom at the time..."   

Deb,

That was too funny what you posted about early suffragettes often donning a bathing suit and eating pizza in large groups to annoy men!   :-D

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #93 on: March 03, 2013, 02:42:32 PM »
Norma,

Aren't you in that photo?

Peter

Peter,

Yep, I was that first lady on the left eating pizza.   :angel:

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #94 on: March 03, 2013, 02:43:46 PM »
You should know Peter...isn't that you all the way to the right down front sitting in front of Norma!?!?  ;D

Bob,

I really don't know Peter.

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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #95 on: March 03, 2013, 10:31:46 PM »
Those women need to put some clothes on. Have they no sense of decency?  It's scandalous, I say!

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« Reply #96 on: March 03, 2013, 10:38:46 PM »
Those women need to put some clothes on. Have they no sense of decency?  It's scandalous, I say!
Aww... 'cmon dadio...they hav'in fun eat'in pizza man!  ;D
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Re: Evolution of the NY Style Pizza (Split Topic)
« Reply #97 on: March 04, 2013, 05:39:37 AM »
Those women need to put some clothes on. Have they no sense of decency?  It's scandalous, I say!


Scott,

Those ladies sure are decent compared to today's standards.   :-D

To post really where this picture came from this explains it more.

The photo was actually here.  http://www.junipergallery.com/node/1838  and titled this. July 31, 1921. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest at Tidal Basin bathing beach."  This was posted on this facebook page Saturday.  https://www.facebook.com/chickhistory

At least ladies did enjoy pizza back in 1921.  :P

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