Show Notes: Pizza Live!

Tracy Wilson

A pizza baker in Naples pushes a pizza into a wood-fired oven Photo by ullstein picture / ullstein picture via Getty Images

For our C2E2 live show, we wanted to talk about something that was connected to the Chicago area. Chicago has come up rather frequently in past episodes - there's plenty to draw from - and in the end, we settled on a brief history of pizza. We trace pizza from its origins in Naples to its proliferation in the United States.

ENORMOUS THANKS to our producer Noel for smoothing out our failure to continue pushing to talk while we were not talking, but the audience was laughing.

Episode link: A History of Pizza Live at C2E2

Holly's research:

  • Bendersky, Ari. "Chicago's Deep Dish History: It All Started With Uno's." Chicago Eater. May 8, 2012.
  • Daniels, Herb. "What'll you have - pizza or prosperity?" Chicago Tribune. Nov. 1, 1970.
  • Turim, Gayle. "A Slice of History: Pizza Through the Ages." History. July 27, 2012.
  • "Was margherita pizza really named after Italy's queen?" BBC Food. Dec. 28, 2012.
  • Zaino, Caitlin. "The deep rooted history of Chicago's deep-dish pizza." BBC Travel. Oct. 25, 2013.

My research:

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