Last Thursday, So Good polled readers about hot dogs. This week, we’re sticking with the junk food thing to ask: how do you eat your pizza?
The above picture portrays our first pizza-eating style, commonly known as “New York style.” This basically means you fold your pizza in half to eat it (for the purposes of an even playing field, you can assume the shape of your pizza slice is also New York style). Although this style classically connotes New York street cred and badassery, most people who eat pizza the “regular way” are really eating it the New York way, since the floppiness of the pizza slice usually necessitates some sort of folding technique.
Eating your pizza with a knife and fork is a second option.
Popular with those trying to cut calories (because it forces you to slow down and savor), the benefits of this style also include not getting your hands greasy and the ability to formulate The Perfect Bite. Drawbacks: decreased mobility, dependence on more eating equipment, occasional scorn.
I’m not sure what the formal name for this style would be, a third option is raising your pizza to your mouth on a paper plate and edging it off gradually, taking bites as you go. It seems like this style would be useful for those insanely large pizza slices.
Some rebels eat their pizza backwards, which I think may be related to the introduction of stuffed-crust pizza.
If you adhere to a pizza-eating style other than these main four, make sure to check “other” and explain in the comments. Do you eat your pizza backwards? Scrape that gooey pizza junk out of the middle of the pizza box with your fork? Soak up the scary orange top-layer grease with a napkin?Â Dip it in ranch? There are literally tons of ways to eat a slice of pizza, so tell us about your quirks. I promise we won’t judge.*
*We’re totally judging.