In Italy, particularly in Naples, most pizzerias sell calzones too. If you’re not familiar with them, a calzone is a circular pizza crust that’s topped with mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and other pizza toppings, then folded and baked or fried. Because of their portability, Italian street vendors sell calzones as a take-away lunch. In sit-down [...]
Pepperoni is America’s most popular pizza topping. It’s convenient, inexpensive, and oh-so-satisfying. But it’s also greasy, salty, and the day after you eat it, your eyes with be puffy.
Ditto Italian sausage, which is another all-time favorite.
The good news is that there are lots of healthier alternatives that will satisfy your craving without wrecking your health. Low-fat and low-sodium pepperoni are readily available and they’re almost as flavorful as the real deal. And Italian sausage made with chicken or turkey is a good substitute.