Why Calzones Deserve More Love | Food Skills

Calzones are a staple of the pizza-parlor menu, but too often the dish doesn’t get the respect it deserves. That’s too bad, because the calzone is a near-perfect food: According to Mathieu Palombino—the owner of Motorino Pizzeria in NYC—these wood-fired pizza pockets allow ingredients to stay ultra-moist and flavorful while cooking inside the oven. Stuffed with a mixture of sweet and spicy sausage, and held together by globs of melted Pecorino Romano cheese, Motorino’s calzone is a worthy alternative to a classic pie.

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  1. Ive been to Italy…, all over. A REAL authentic calzone is a large or medium pizza folded in half!!! thats the REAL deal!!! Not some dude from Belgium lol. Even though his american-ized calzone looks delicious.

  2. I'm lucky enough to request a special made calzone. I always ask for meatballs and mac n cheese. I don't stop there… when ordered with fries I ask to dip the calzone in taper the excess oil and have it with chilly fries.

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