Amuse bouche: Pepperoni Not Artisan Enough?

By on Feb 25, 2011 in amuse bouche, food news | 0 comments

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Even though pepperoni is one of the most popular pizza toppings in the United States, many are surprised to learn that it is an Italian-American invention, not an Italian one. Pepperoni does not even exist in Italian culture, which is why many U.S. artisan pizza shops feature various salamis on pizza, but never pepperoni. Mario Batali’s Greenwich pizza shop, Otto, is one of the only in the country that makes artisan pepperoni for their pizzas.

Source- February 1, 2011 NY Times article


Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain.~LTG!

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