How Pizzas Are Made, and Why We Like Home Cooking


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I break into tears just looking at the cover of Dayal Kaur Khalsa's classic children's book How Pizza Came To Our Town; if only the reality were as wonderful. Alas, for most people the reality is more like this incredible video from the BBC. I must admit, this Irish Pizza plant is as clean as a whistle, the scene above where they appear to be stuffing some writhing pepperoni octopus into a slicer is the goriest thing I could find. But it is an extraordinary demonstration of how far we have come in mechanizing our food production and taking smelly and dirty real people out of the process of making our food, as they crank out two million pizzas per week.


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Watch in amazement at the BBC via Kottke.

Then go to Planet Green and make your own with Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Takeout Food: Pizza
Other Take-out meals you can make yourself from Planet Green:
Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Dim Sum
Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Takeout Food: Make Your Own Vegetarian Pad Thai
Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Takeout Food: Chipotle Black Bean Burritos
Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Onion Rings
Hold the Phone! Make Your Own Takeout Food: Spring Rolls

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