from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Pizza is a really popular menu item. Seriously. It’s everywhere. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that folks are trying to deliver pizza to people in new and better ways. While we probably won’t see pizzas delivered by drone anytime soon (thanks, FAA!), it looks like we can look forward to seeing pizzas in more and more vending machines.
- The US military is developing a pizza MRE that can last three years without any special storage requirements (and still remain safe to eat). Pizza isn’t the easiest food to store indefinitely because its sauce promotes mold growth and makes the crust soggy, but there are some modern food science tricks that might help keep pizzas tasty (or at least edible) for a surprisingly long time. [url]
- This video shows how a frozen pizza is mass produced, if you like to see how the sausage is made…. One of the more intriguing parts of this process is the quality control step at the very end that rejects pizzas right before they’re supposed to go into a box. [url]
- Sure, there are plenty of vending machines that sell pizzas, but only recently can a vending machine make a pizza from scratch in under 3 minutes. Mixing dry ingredients into dough, making it into a flat circle, and then adding toppings and cooking it all on demand is an impressive feat — as long as the product actually tastes like pizza when it comes out of the machine. [url]
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