There’s no better way to make the best tasting pizza.
There are, technically speaking, plenty of ways to cook a pizza, whether it’s on a grill or in a microwave. But one tool is indispensable for making a perfect pizza, and that’s a pizza stone. Pizza has been around, in myriad forms in many different countries, for thousands of years, but one constant has been the stone — as far back as the 3rd century BC, Cato the Elder, in his history of Rome, wrote of a “flat, round dough dressed with olive oil, herbs and honey baked on stones.” The toppings may have changed, but the stone is the same. Which is why we’re proud to include in our Pizza Box a pizza stone and cutter, made exclusively for Vices.
Pizza the way we know and eat it today, with cheese, sauce, and various toppings, originated in Naples around the turn of the 19th century, and Neapolitan pizza is still revered today as the world’s best. With this Pizza Box — and this pizza stone — well, we’re not saying you’ll make a pie to rival Naples’ finest the first time out, but we rule nothing out! Why is stone the best surface on which to make pizza? It absorbs heat easily, and retains it for a long time, so the surface on which the dough is cooking achieves a crunchy crispness outside while staying sift and chewy on the inside. Using a pizza stone is like converting your oven at home into a classic brick pizza oven. It can even be used in the microwave, although your oven is still the preferred way to go.
In addition to the stone, we’ve included a metal pizza rack to help seamlessly transport your freshly made pie from oven to table. And every great pizza deserves a great pizza cutter, so your box contains one of those as well. Featuring a stainless steel blade, it goes through any pie with a minimum of effort and gives you perfectly clean slices.
There are countless ways to make pizza — an endless combination of cheeses, crusts, sauces and toppings to discover and experiment with. We’re thrilled to get you started on your pizza making journey. As they say in Italian, gustare!