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How to Make the Perfect Pizza at Home


At first glance, pizza seems simple. Top dough with cheese, meats, and veggies, cook in a hot oven, and you’ve got a delicious meal that everyone will love. But even the best pizza makers sometimes end up with a pie that is only “okay,” with a crust that’s not quite crispy enough or cheese that’s just not oozing in the right way. Click through to read some simple fixes to turn your next pizza into perfection. 

Simple as it seems to transform a kitchen into a pizzeria, certain factors—like temperamental dough, or the fact that we still don’t have one of those darn wood-fired ovens—keep that pizza just good, not flawlessNutcakes tried her hand at Jim Lahey’s no-knead (and genius) pizza dough and hit a roadblock: “the topping baked and was getting brown spots [but] the dough wasn’t ready and crisp.”

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.