Back in the 1950's when I was a kid growing up in Queens, NY, we could only buy pizza in a tavern.... the first "Pizza Parlor" came to town around 1961.
That "Old Time" pizza tasted very different from what we have today. The sauce was more orange than red, the dough (ooh that wonderful dough!) with corn meal on the bottom was the perfect platform for the cheese that was both stringy and chewy. The top seemed to float in oil... mmm, mmm, mmmmm!!!
Everything had its own wonderful, full bodied flavor... I can still taste it in my mind. I've tried with very little success to duplicate that taste and have come up short. Can anyone help me to recreate these delicious pizzas?
Just for reference we used to buy pizza at the Diner Bar, Teddy's and Clintonville Bar in Whitestone, NY.
Other long gone wonderful pizzas that if anyone knows the how-to, please le t me know.
Eddy's from Northport, NY.... a thin, rectangular, cheesy, oily masterpiece.
Bell Pizza from Bayside, NY in the 1960's.... a Sicilian like no other. Thick, soft dough with the cheese under the sauce.