I’m going to invent a paint-roller type contraption for blotting whole pizzas. Save time by just rolling it back and fourth on the entire pie. 🙂
Benign and universally beloved as it seems, pizza is a food that’s rife with controversy. The New York/Chicago rivalry over whose pizza is “best” will never be resolved, and politicians have been mocked for taking fork and knife to a slice. Perhaps even more contentious than these is the question of pizza-blotting—is it a culinary crime to dab at the grease atop a pizza with a napkin? Either way, there’s some good news for blotters: blotting the oil off the top of pizza does make it measurably healthier.
I think the optimal time to blot is as soon as the cheese is cooled enough not to stick to the napkin. Clearly more experimentation is needed. Delicious, delicious experimentation.