Today (2/9) is National Pizza Day! If you know me at all you know as a lover of all things pizza that I’m very excited about this. Today’s mystery is about the actual making of a pizza. Why do the pizza chef’s always toss the dough up in the air?
Despite what you might think it’s not just for show. Even though it does look pretty cool when they do it. It’s actually the best way to evenly spread out the dough before you make the pizza. It creates a uniform crust and also helps the dough retain moisture.
While it is a practical technique to making the pizza, it is also still celebrated. Dough-spinning has its own professional event where all different teams of pizza lovers compete in acrobatic dough-spinning competitions every year at the World Pizza Championships. How fun is that?!
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