I’m thinking dumplings from across the world would be an interesting candidate for cuisine of the quarter unless we’ve covered it already.
Langos (pronounced LAN-gosh) is a Hungarian fried bread.
Common throughout many parts of the former Austro Hungarian Empire , not just Hungary!
I like that this Austrian blogger includes savoury toppings as suggestions .
A potato dough langos
@prima did you watch David Chang’s episode on pizza? You’d enjoy it.
You missed “desi pizza” ie indian pizza. Like indian chinese, somewhat related - but not really - to the original food
And still, delicious!
Odd toppings, but they work in context - corn, capsicum, and so on. The sauce is a bit more spiced. And sometimes, there’s… ketchup!
“Pizza bread” can also be found at any corner store or bakery - it’s like a thick pita. Most Indians don’t have an oven at home, so they buy the pre-baked base, add sauce, toppings, and cheese, and finish it on a stovetop griddle (covered briefly to melt the cheese).
Of course, in this day and age, you can get very authentic Neapolitan-style pizza there too, but OG desi pizza is a different animal!
There’s a chain in the US that made very similar pizza - Singha’s I think it was called? Out in Queens, but they briefly had an outlet in Manhattan (or I wouldn’t have come across them). I bet there’s something similar in toronto, given the indian population there.
I kinda want you to start a non-italian pasta thread now… because desi pizza made me think of desi pasta
Have you watched the episode of Mind of a Chef with Magnus Nilsson of Faviken? Apparently his favorite pizza is Hawaiian. Maybe being in perpetual darkness during the winter creates a craving for pineapple on pizza. Watching the episode made me want to try his version.
Quite interesting …
Funny you mention desi pizza. A Canadianized Italian chain in Calgary used to offer a tandoori chicken pizza drizzled with a Canadianized Raita that was a little sweet. So good.
Toronto currently has a Filipino cdn Detroit-style pizza place that looks amazing. I haven’t been yet.
My favourite Detroit pizza place (Descendant ) has a kothu roti and cilantro pizza that’s awesome . I will add a photo of that. Edit: adding Bon appetit article instead https://www.bonappetit.com/city-guides/toronto/venue/descendant-pizza
I haven’t, but if it makes someone want to put pineapple on pizza, maybe I should, for research.
Hi Saregama, I didn’t watch it. I haven’t been in the pattern of watching any food-related tv or podcasts. Just not my thing. I read papers, magazines and online forums. That’s it.
Good to know, though, for everyone who does watch
Zante’s in San Francisco does Indian Pizza. Paneer, tandoori chicken with Masala sauce, etc.
Aldi now has two new varieties of their Mam Cozzi brand pizza: Gyro and Cuban. We got the Gyro, which is creme fraiche sauce, pulled pork (apparently not gyro), feta cheese, onions, black olives, and banana peppers. We added anchovies because … Greek. For $3.99 (plus the cost of anchovies), it wasn’t bad for two people, though there was very little meat. It was not a substitute for a real gyros sandwich.
The Cuban apparently is creme fraiche, cheeses, mustard, ham, and banana peppers. Since these were in their “here today, gone tomorrow” freezer case, we probably won’t get a chance to try it.
You do realize you can never travel to New York State again?
This month’s Mama Cozzi’s pizzas are Feta and Spinach, and Tex-Mex. If you think of the Tex-Mex as tlayuda, it makes more sense. Okay for the two of us; most people would say it was one serving.