When it comes to pizza, the polarizing debate rages on: NY-style vs. Chicago? Deep dish vs. thin crust? Meat-lovers vs. veggie-lovers? And while we all have our favorites, we at Selena's are firm believers that there's room in this world for all kinds of pizzas. That said, there are certain qualities that set some pizzas apart from others. So what makes a great pizza?
Fresh, quality ingredients make the difference between a subpar pizza and a great one.
Ingredients are the foundation of any great pizza recipe. Quality ingredients make a huge difference in the taste and texture of your final product, so it's important to choose wisely. The best pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, high-quality meats and tasteful sauces.
fresh produce and meats are also key to creating delicious pizzas that will have you coming back time after time. Eating fresh herbs adds another level of flavor to your pizza, while being able to see where your food is coming from helps build trust, and ensures that you get a perfect pizza everytime!
Great toppings are key to a great pizza.
But how many is too many? A lot of people think that the more toppings you have on your pizza, the better it will be. But too many can weigh down the pizza and prevent it from cooking all the way through. We believe a few carefully chosen toppings are usually better than a ton of random ones.
Sauce can make or break your pizza experience. A good sauce isn't too sweet but still has a little something extra, whether it's garlic, oregano or other special ingredients.
Sauce is the foundation of any good pizza, and a great sauce can make or break your experience. A good sauce isn’t too sweet but still has a little something extra, whether it’s garlic, oregano or other special ingredients. Furthermore, it should be balanced and flavorful without being overpowering; this means that the acidity in the tomatoes should balance with the sweetness of whatever else may be added (such as honey).
On top of all that, there are other things you can look for: The right consistency (not runny but not too thick), temperature (not cold), texture (not chunky) and color (bright red).
The crust is arguably the most important part of a pizza (if we're going by the saying that the "edge is the best part"). A good crust has just enough crunch and softness, with no burnt or soggy spots.
The crust is arguably the most important part of a pizza (if we're going by the saying that the "edge is the best part"). A good crust has just enough crunch and softness, with no burnt or soggy spots. The bottom should be cooked all the way through, while also being soft enough to eat without ripping it apart.
The magic of simplicity
In the world of pizza, simplicity is a virtue. When it comes to making our pies, we know there is no need to over-complicate things; sometimes less is more. keeping it simple and sticking with ingredients that work well together ensures a pizza that will taste great!
Great pizzas are everywhere, but the best ones are in your favorite local pizzerias. Go say hi to the chef and give them a compliment on their work today!