'Out of the Box' on Serious Eats

DiGiorno Cheese & Tomato 200 Calorie Portions

[Photograph: Adam Kuban] Sure, Girl Slice would like me to lose weight, but the box you see above is not part of that scheme. Rather, a package showed up at Slice/Serious Eats HQ a little while ago. I popped it open and found a foam cooler with DiGiorno's new 200 Calorie Portions inside. Hmm. OK. I'm game, I figured. I'm no snob when it comes to frozen pizza. I'll try it all, and I like most of it. I wondered if these things could replace my beloved Totino's. So, how is the new DiGiorno 200 Calorie Portion frozen pizza?... More

Out of the Box: Dr. Oetker Ristorante Mozzarella Frozen Pizza

"The mixture of 'fresh' and shredded mozzarella created probably the best frozen-pizza-cheese combo I've ever tasted. I realize that's like debating VHS vs Betamax in a Blu-ray world, but it was still tasty." The wonderful aroma of fresh cheese provides this pizza with its elegant taste, combined with tomatoes, Edam cheese and a delightful mixture of herbs. Price: $3.99 Dr. Oetker is a German company that produces a whole slew of food products ranging from baking powder and cake mix to frozen pizza. Although this particular pizza is apparently the number one–selling frozen pizza in Italy, Dr. Oetker recently started... More

How to Make a Pizzarito

"Did you know you can roll up those Totino's and eat them like a burrito?" asked Greenolivemedia in response to an earlier post on Slice. My response, the ever-so-calm "NO! WTF! THAT IS AWESOME." You know I had to try it, so I did. Step-by-step photos, after the jump.... More

Mama Rosa's Minis: Scary Pizzas with Cheese that Does Not Melt

There was some racket going on in the Slice–Serious Eats office recently, so our web mastermind, Raphael, and I went to the nearby grocery store to look for weird food. I picked up the Mama Rosa's Mini Mama's [sic] pizza pack at right. I think there's something scary and completely wrong about a pizza whose cheese does not melt. And the crazy orange color. I didn't even bother with the upskirt.... More

A Slice of Heaven: Frozen Pizza

I've always had a thing for frozen pizza. As a kid, I devoured box after box of Pizza Fours, individual snack-sized pies that unsurprisingly came four to a box. By the time I got to college, I had kicked the frozen pizza habit, mostly because we could buy pizza pretty late into the evening at Pagliai's and Ahrvano's. It wasn't the greatest pizza in the world, but I was in Grinnell, Iowa. I needed sustenance, and it was cheap and filling. Frozen pizza has come a long way since my Pizza Four days. In fact, according to a May 2004... More

Out of the Box: Pelle Frozen Pizza

Earlier this week, Serious Eats overlord Ed Levine arrived at the office with a new brand of frozen pizza he had just found. "It's a Neapolitan-style pie imported from Italy," he said. "It's supposed to be great." I had my doubts. I stopped looking for a "great" frozen pizza long ago. When it comes to an iced slice, I like it cheap, fast, and easy, with cheap being the operative word (frozen pies are always fast and easy). So Ed was toting a boxed Margherita pizza from Pelle. "Frozen pizza from Italy?" I asked. "What's the point? And, how... More

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