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Comment of the Day: It's Like Toast

A spectrum of crust doneness. [Photographs: Adam Kuban] "It's exactly like toast. You take it too far and you can't eat it and it smells burnt, not enough and it's not properly toasted and lacking that signature toasted taste and aroma. And, of course, people like every shade in between." —kenito... More

Poll: Do You Like 'Charred' Pizza?

Some folks say that "char" is essential to a good pizza. It lends a certain smokiness to the flavor and serves as a visual indicator that the oven is crazy hot enough to produce a good pie. Others say, "D'oh! That's BURNED--don't try to sell me on some 'artful char' BS." Where do you stand? More

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