March 12, 2004

Mmm...Cold Pizza

POST #    838

Why is cold pizza so delicious? I might like it better than warm pizza...okay, not really. But I do really like cold pizza, and can't figure out the reason. Sure, I love pizza to begin with, but I've always had a soft spot for cold pizza. When I was younger, there were times when I would order a slice but ask them not to heat it. Yum.

Obviously, this works better with some pizza than others. Is it the solidity of the cheese, or the taste that the cheese has when it's cold, or is it the pie or the sauce? When cold, the crust of the pizza doesn't seem to hold up though. If it's in the fridge, the pizza crust seems to dry out. The best cold pizza is when you eat the previous night's dinner for breakfast. Cold pizza at its freshest.

Sure, eating cold pizza might be a tad unsanitary, but it's just so tasty that I block that part out of my mind.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink at 8:48 AM



tien, have you been to la villa on 5th ave in park slope? i had pizza there last week and it was really good-- and i'm incredibly picky about my pizza.

Posted by: corie at March 12, 2004 9:11 AM

wow, that sounds good. yum yum.

on court street, there is this great place, my little pizzeria, which is just "standard" pizza, but excellent.

Posted by: tien at March 12, 2004 9:18 AM

Pizza is my FAVORITE food. Now that the wife has me on a low carb diet, pizza is what I miss the MOST.

Posted by: Evan(itsa me Mario) at March 12, 2004 10:10 AM

man, that really sucks evan. i am on the anti-low-carb diet. or at least it seems that way.

Posted by: tien at March 12, 2004 10:51 AM

the leftover-pizza-for-breakfast thing is the closest tradition we have to the French practice of eating their leftover baguettes with their morning cafe au lait. it's part of our culture heritage now!

and i can't imagine pizza sitting overnight could be any more dangerous than the conditons under which most pizza is made.

Posted by: Jimmy Legs at March 12, 2004 10:54 AM

i also see nothing wrong with the baguette leftover, except maybe that it would be a bit hard.

Posted by: tien at March 12, 2004 11:44 AM

Tien, have you been to DiFara's in Midwood yet? It's not typical pizza, and the experience of going is either traumatic or entirely praiseworthy, but they use the bestest ingredients.

Posted by: astrid at March 12, 2004 1:09 PM

Damn right, cold pizza for breakfast is the best pizza there is. Followed very closely by hot pizza dipped in ranch dressing.

Posted by: rappy at March 12, 2004 2:41 PM

astrid, i've never had diFara's, but i've heard many good things over at slice.

rappy, the only part of the pizza i can dip in ranch is the crust.

Posted by: tien at March 12, 2004 2:45 PM

ew. ranch. ick.

Posted by: corie at March 12, 2004 5:06 PM

Tien, thanks for the link to Slice -- I'd never heard of that site (and suspect that I will be a future contributor).

I just started blogging about food in NYC. Check it out

For some reason the comments section isn't working right now, but let me know what you think.

Posted by: astrid at March 14, 2004 11:23 AM

tien, my fellow pizza slacker, we will get on the boat soon, should difara be our next stop? btw, had some fantastic grimaldi's this weekend, it can only be described as perfect.

Posted by: audrey at March 16, 2004 11:36 AM

Regarding DiFara's, it is one of the most over-rated places on earth. I have been to tons of pizza places in NYC and when I went here the pizza was nowhere near any of the other top places. It's overpriced at $2.50 a slice. And a can of soda? Another $2 (two) dollars for a damned can! I cannot believe how anyone can praise this place. Maybe it's because it's old and run-down and the owner is a bit loopy, but it is not worthy of one ounce of the press it receives.

Posted by: PizzaMan at April 19, 2004 10:24 PM

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