I would like Buddy's to see what Detroit Style Pizza Company just sent me in an email. This is what the email said.
Detroit Style Pizza Newsletter
Vol. 1, Issue 6
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What Makes Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers Unique?
There's no question that Detroit Style Pizza is the fastest-growing trend in the pizza industry, but you might wonder what makes Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers unique. Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers are encouraged to get creative with their pizzas, but they also adhere to specific standards that yield truly authentic Detroit Style Pizza. These standards cover everything from the use of square seasoned steel pans and deck oven baking to proper dough preparation and the right time to ladle on the sauce.
The Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker standards aren't in place to limit creativity, but to maintain style quality and consistency between pizzerias that serve authentic Detroit Style Pizza. Customers expect the real deal; and, after all, a little limitation paves the way to a lot of creativity!
Learn more about what makes Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Makers unique
How Detroit Style Pizza Differs from New York and Chicago Styles
Ever wonder what sets the Big 3 pizzas apart? For starters:
New York Style Pizza is famous for its thin crust, which is hand-tossed and stretched, spread with tomato sauce, and topped with cheese and other toppings. Normally baked in a deck oven, the resulting crust is typically soft and foldable rather than crispy.
Chicago Style Pizza is a deep dish pizza. Its thick dough is pressed into a round pan as a pie, so that the crust sticks up around the edges. Sauce, cheese, and toppings are then placed into the bowl-like crust. Itís a thick, hearty pizza.
Detroit Style Pizza is made from a deep dish crust pressed into well-seasoned square steel pans and baked in deck ovens. A layer of pepperoni is applied directly on the crust, brick and mozzarella cheeses are spread edge-to-edge, and additional toppings are sprinkled on top. The cheese caramelizes to the crust edges during baking, and red sauce is ladled on top before or after baking. Detroit Style Pizza features a crust that is light and airy on the inside, crispy on the outside.
Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker of the Month: KJ's Pizza, Grass Valley, CA
Congratulations to KJ's Pizza, our Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker of the Month! Owned and operated by Paul and Kathy Jechura in Grass Valley, Calif., KJ's Pizza recently earned Authentic Detroit Style Pizza Maker designation. Both Detroit natives, the Jechuras grew up eating Detroit Style Pizza and wanted to bring the style to their California-based restaurant, which they recently converted from a Quiznoís franchise. World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo trained the Jechuras over a five-day period in early February 2013.
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I would like someone to tell Buddy's Pizza that they need to bake in a deck oven to make an authentic Detroit style pizza.