Mallorquin: A “COCA”, which it is called here, is a type of Ancient Roman - Pizza, however, traditionally it is not made with cheese.
It is prepared with bread dough; extra virgin olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, onion, garlic if you wish, red bell pepper, and Acelgas which are a Swiss Chard type Leafy Green Vegetable which one removes the thick white stems.
It is prepared in a rectangular format.
Today in Palma de Mallorca, one can find a wide variety of toppings for their Coca which means TO COOK in Latin (verb: coquere).
It is related to the Focaccia, however, the taste is distinctly different.
Boston Pizza was owned by Greek immigrant owners in Alberta who liked the Boston Bruins and Celtics. It’s a low end chain with locations across Canada now. Edmonton has a huge Ukrainian population and influence, so that explains the perogy pizza being an option, and fairly popular.
And the late Detroit Eatery in TO was a greasy spoon where people could watch the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Lions. No Detroit food whatsoever. Bacon and eggs, omelettes, souvlaki and burgers.
The old school Toronto pizzerias have been closing lately, at least 2 were lost this past year, one the year before that. I’ll post some photos of traditional Toronto-type pizza . It’s not really a style people talk about outside Toronto. Whereas people from Windsor ON and Saskatchewan pine for their types of regional pizza that cannot be found in Toronto.