Sunday, July 5, 2009

Focaccia v. Pita: It's hip to be square if you don't care about flatware

It's hip to be square on Flickr by beFOODled.

We bought square, thin-crust focaccias at Farm Boy and tried them out as the base for pizza. The squareness looked cool; our pizzas had a modern, restaurant-worthy shape. They were tasty, but the crust was drier and denser than the pitas we usually use. It was also harder to slice through the focaccia with a fork and knife.

Focaccia, you get kudos for being good-looking, but humble Pita, you are still in the lead. Focaccia scores points for literally delivering a square meal, but Pita is an all rounder, regularly performing well at both taste and ease of handling.

Could there be a happy compromise in the form of a square pita? Does such a thing exist? This is food for thought worthy of a Sunday morning's contemplation...


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