East Coast vs. West Coast Pizza

I’m writing this, not to pass judgement nor to cast any aspersion. Rather this is to simply compare two different food cultures when relating to the same food product.

The following is directly from a menu of a place that sells “California style Pizza”. It is their description of their sausage Pizza:

Chorizo Sausage, porcini mushrooms, black olives, roasted garlic and pepperoncini covered with melted mozzarella cheese and a hot spicy sauce.

This description is fairly typical of “California Style” pizzerias.

This description of a Sausage pizza comes from a local pizzeria here in Seattle with a decidedly east coast bent:

Spicy Italian Sausage

No complaint…I’m just saying.


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