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What to Drink with Pizza


pizza pairings

Pizza and beer are the dynamic duo in the food world. But how about beer’s classier cousin, wine? Learn what to drink with pizza pie (hint: it’s probably not what you think).

But beer has been the preferred pairing of choice in Italy long before this trend took hold, and there are two reasons for that — both of which actually have nothing to do with taste or flavor or food pairing. It has to do with metabolism and digestion, says Jeremy Parzen, an Italian wine and food historian.

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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.