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DD101 Extra: Why Deep Dish Crust Tastes Like That

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Hi. I keep reading and/or hearing from people who are first time deep dish eaters, that, compared to other pizza crusts, deep dish crust is bland. Well… Yeah. Generally, IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE. Why? Because you are putting so many


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Chicago Thin Crust Pizza – Yes, it’s a thing.

Chicago Thin Crust Pizza – Yes, it’s a thing. In Deep Dish 101 Lesson 3, I told you about 3 styles of Chicago pizza. Thin crust is one of them. Here’s a refresher, courtesy of Dr. Screeny McShots-a-lot, DDS (doctor


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For the Love of Deep Dish, MAKE A PIZZA ALREADY!

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Hi there. You may or may not have noticed that there is now a top menu link to the REAL DEEP DISH CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA RECIPE . If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the other articles on the


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Happy Birthday Lou Malnati’s!

On March 17th, 1971, (Yes, St. Patrick’s Day!), Lou Malnati opened his very first Deep Dish Pizza restaurant in Lincolnwood, IL. Lou’s was my very first deep dish and it has forever influenced my love of the style. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,


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DD101 Extra: A Quick Post About Deep Dish Pizza

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A QUICK POST ABOUT DEEP DISH PIZZA: DOUGH: SHORT-KNEAD, LESS GLUTEN. MORE OIL THAN A TYPICAL PIZZA DOUGH. DO NOT TOSS IT IN THE AIR. PRESS OUT FLAT TO THE EDGE. PINCH UP A THIN LIP ALL THE WAY AROUND.


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