A Story about Pizza Styles and Gluten Free Pizza with Egglife

Happy National Pizza Day! Do you like pizza? I know you say yes so let’s have a slice or perhaps, a whole! 


There are a lot of types of pizza based on the place, and a few examples are as below. 

Chicago Style Pizza

AKA deep dish pizza. The dough is pretty thick so just a slice could make you full. 


New York Style Pizza

Unlike Chicago style pizza, the New York style pizza’s crust is pretty thin. 


Detroit Style Pizza

The shape is square and the corners are cheesy and crunchy. 


Naples Style Pizza

The crust is thin and has a lot of air-pockets around the edge of the crust. 


Sicilian Style Pizza

The shape is square like Detroit style pizza, and the dough is thick. 


Mexican Style Pizza

Use tortilla for crust. 


Can you think about any other? By looking at details of each, people care so much about how the dough is cooked. Probably the most important factor to see the difference is thickness of the dough. It’s just a factor but it’s a super important factor for pizza lovers I guess.  


We usually have pizza dinner on Friday (“it’s a kind of traditional thing in the US to have pizza on Friday” is what my husband says and as if it’s an example of Pavlo’s dog theory, he asks if the lunch/dinner is pizza every Friday) but kneading dough is tough now for me with having a big belly, so today’s pizza is easy-version. Well it’s still Thursday here in California but it’s National Pizza Day, so let’s make some pizza (and I bet he’d think it’s Friday haha!)


<Today’s Food>

Pizza with Egglife Egg Wraps

egglife pizza


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Build pizza by using ingredients and bake it in the oven (375°F) until the cheese is melted. 


<Cooking Tips>

  • Fresh herbs are so much better than dried ones, so if it’s available, use them! (if you have homegrown herbs, I’m jealous!!)  
  • If you want it to be crispy pizza, bake yours in an air fryer.

egglife pizza

I think there will be more innovative pizzas like this.

A few months ago, we tried pizza whose crust is made from cauliflower. My husband is so picky when it comes to pizza, but it was pretty good! If no one tells it’s made from cauliflower,  we hardly noticed the difference between ordinary pizza and cauliflower pizza. It was thin, crispy type of the dough and maybe less chewy than the one made with flour. 


For those who are on gluten free diet, you’ll be so much easier to enjoy pizza so let’s try!


Happy National Pizza Day, Everyone! I’d love to talk about pizza, so let me know if I’m missing any other pizza style:)


<Other Pizza Ideas>

Pepperoni Pizza

pepperoni pizza

Grilled Veggie Pizza 

grilled veggie pizza

Cream Cheese Corn Pizza

creamy cheese corn pizza

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Laura says:

    Yay pizza! In using alternatives for the crust, I’ve used pita bread, not the thin commercially made but Greek pita which is larger,softer and thicker. Ive put Italian, Mexican and Greek toppings on, it’s a wonderful way to make an individual pizza and it’s so easy. I also make my own dough from an Italian chef, it can rise in the refrigerator or in a warm place, either place gives a beautiful, light and flavorful pizza. I recently made sauce from fresh heirloom tomatoes and mixed it with the Italian tomato sauce I buy, it was wonderful. Great post, have a great rest of your week. 🌻❣️

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Aww, thank you for sharing your great experience! You always make my mouth water…sounds so yum for the homemade pizza!👀💕✨

      And yes! I have tried pita bread as crust too! Sounds like a lot of people love to transform any kind of bread into pizza crust😂 Pizza must be super versatile, everyone’s favorite food😋👍💕🍕

      You too, have a wonderful week😘

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  2. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Looks delicious!
    Thank’s for share Tanooki.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you, you too!

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      1. elvira797mx says:

        Thank’s Tanooki, you as well.

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  3. I tried making Quad Cities Pizza once. It has malt syrup in the crust. It was okay, but I never tried making it again. Our main one is sausage and mushroom but I love making one with roast beef and a sauce made from mayonnaise, grated horseradish and Dijon mustard.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh wow it’s my first time to hear Quad Cities Pizza😍 I don’t have much idea about malt syrup but well, as long as you didn’t go back making/eating it again, I’ll stick with ordinal ones then😜

      By the way, hello to my friend who use mayo as pizza sauce!🙌💕✨ We as Japanese people love mayo especially the one from kewpie brand. It has stronger color of yellow-ish cream and salt&vinegar taste. I never thought about leaving kewpie brand mayo even after moving to the US, so when I finally decided my regular mayo to be conventional mayo from Kraft, I thought my Japanese soul is finally fading😂 But a lot of people from outside of Japan feel it’s weird to use mayo as pizza sauce, so I was kind of afraid to include it to the list🤣 Now I have to think about knocking on your door when you make that yummy sounded pizza😜👍💕✨🍕 Any idea when are you making it again?😆

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      1. I love Kewpie mayonnaise! We make a sauce for pizza that is 3 parts mayonnaise, 2 parts grated horseradish and 1 part Dijon mustard. We made one over the weekend with pork loin and sauerkraut that we squeezed most of the liquid out of. Great stuff.

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Ahhh that sounds so good! I don’t know if you’re football fan, but if so it must be the great game day food too🤩👍✨

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  4. Ju-Lyn says:

    Pizza is always welcome in our home! The dough we typically make is NY style – although each person tops it differently, which funnily affects how the pie bakes up.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha~ so true! When there is pizza, I gotta check what style and what toppings they use…sometimes there is so unique one!😍


      1. Ju-Lyn says:

        I had an interesting one yesterday at a cafe – it was a small appetizer pizza using a wrap as a base, and it had teriyaki sauce in addition to the tomato sauce, with cheese & mushroom on top.

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Oh wow teriyaki sauce AND tomato sauce!? That’s the heavenly pizza for sauce lovers like me!😂🍕 I hope you liked it and enjoyed it👍💕✨


      3. Ju-Lyn says:

        I did! But the crust was a tad thin for me – I prefer mine a little thicker & chewy.

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      4. Tanooki says:

        Ahh I understand it! It’s just a single point but people care that THAT as weighting so much on overall review🍕✨


      5. Ju-Lyn says:

        Pizza is near and dear to so many of us … and we all have our peculiar points of interest & preference! You offer us a safe space to share our views 🤩

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  5. johnrieber says:

    Terrific as always!

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  6. Livia says:

    A very interesting idea to make a pizza from a wrap. 🤩
    Although my Italian ancestors would probably jump out of their graves if I tried it. 😆
    I was surprised to read that the cauliflower pizza doesn’t taste like cauliflower, but when I think about my purée, it makes sense because that one also didn’t taste like cauliflower at all. 😊👍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes I was surprised too! By thinking about cauliflowers are getting it’s position as replacement of rice, I bet there’d be another unique food using cauliflower😆

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  7. “Do you like pizza? I know you say yes” Hahaha YES! My sister used to say she didn’t trust a person if they said they didn’t like pizza 😂🍕🖤 I’m hoping for more tasty vegan cheeses to hit the market, though I still love a vegan pizza, it’s not exactly the same of what I fell in love with haha Maybe one day! 🤞

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ah yes!! A good vegan cheese is still so hard to find…one of my friends who has allergy for cheese(only cheese. she is ok with any other dairy) said she is still struggling to find a favorite. Especially “melting” is hard! If they do, the brand put too much fat in it is what she told me🤔

      Yes, maybe one day…or for sure!

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  8. I’ll eat most any pizza. Had one with banana slices on it in Boston back in the 1990’s.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh dessert pizza!👀✨ Probably i should make it either next national pizza day or dessert day since I haven’t tried it yet as homemade🤩

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      1. You are adventurous enough and capable enough to try a banana pizza!

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