Best Ways to Scarf a Slice
When it comes to pizza, grabbing the slice and slamming it down your gullet is often the universal method of transporting said slice to the mouth. This, of course, is foolish, and entirely dependent on the size of the slice and the type of pizza it is. Here are some clever and necessary ways to scarf a slice.
For those with no time to spare, folding the slice and eating it all in a few, quick bites is the way to go. It’s especially convenient with smaller slices, as you can quickly snag one, fold it up, and finish it all in one breath.
When it comes to a bigger slice, such as those ubiquitous to New York and late night pizza joints designed to appease the beer gods, folding is the only option. If we’re to follow the rules set forth by Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, then the only way to eat a New York-style slice is to throw some parmesan cheese on top, grab it by the end, fold it in half, and cram it down your throat.
After all, no time for actin’ well-mannered in good ol’ New York City.
Not in the mood to get your hands greasy? A good ol’ fork – and knife, if it’s too tough – can be used to make diggin’ into a slice a bit easier. This is especially true for Chicago-style deep dish pizza, which can often be too thick or laden with toppings of all kinds to be easy to pick up. In such an instance, a fork can be the difference between a tasty meal and pizza sauce all over your lap.
Yes, roll it. This is obviously only possible with larger, thinner slices, but it’s a convenient, albeit odd way to scarf a slice, but you really can’t argue its usefulness. Make sure it’s over a plate when you eat it, however, as rolling it might cause the grease to be squeezed out into a handy little pool. It might look weird, but it works.
By this of course that doesn’t mean just throw it in your mouth and devour. No, it means taking the topping off, placing them in a neat pile, and eating them with a fork. This is a great way to avoid the unnecessary carbs found in pizza crust. If you do decide to eat your pizza in such a manner, it will probably lead to answering weird questions about your eating habits, but your stomach – and waistline – will thank you, all without sacrificing the components that make pizza worth eating.