A pie is one of those pastries with a sweet or savoury filling. I just don't associate pizza with pie.
Why do some people refer to a pizza as a pie?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/10/2013|
Because it's (almost always) round and gets cut into wedges?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/16/2013|
No one cares, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/16/2013|
They needed something to rhyme with "eye" in "That's Amore."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/16/2013|
It's an Italian thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/16/2013|
Faux Naive troll--you're getting really boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/16/2013|
Pizza is pie in Italian.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/16/2013|
It's more like a tartine, isn't it?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/16/2013|
You paid $18 to post THIS? Sad, really.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/16/2013|
It's round food, dumbass!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/16/2013|
R6, the Italian word for "pie" is not "pizza". The word for a sweet pie (e.g., filled with fruit) is "torta" -- for a savory pie (e.g., filled with meat) the word is "pasticcio".
As a child in the midwest during the fifties, people referred to pizza as "pizza pie" -- probably an American term not used in Italy (& maybe not used much here anymore).
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/16/2013|
In Chicago it is pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/16/2013|
Why do some refer to vagina as pie? It's certainly not a pie, nor is it round, however it can be italian. Maybe it's a fifties thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/16/2013|
Dumbest Thread Ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/16/2013|
The latest thread topics have been so shitty.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/16/2013|
It has a crust and filling (toppings). Thread closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/16/2013|
I log on for celeb gossip and THIS is what is here? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/16/2013|
Who wants to bet the OP's education level? Did he even complete the GED?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/16/2013|
I just find it annoying when people insist on calling it "pizza pie." These people are usually elder. There's no reason to say that, let alone be adamant about it.
But no, no..."pizza" does not translate to "pie" as Americans know it.
And, R12, it borders upon casserole there.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/16/2013|
When pizza first became popular in the U.S. (back in the fifties and sixties), it was always called a pizza pie. So it wasn't "some people", it was everyone. But as pizza became commonplace, and franchises emerged, people just started calling it "pizza".
I don't know what they say in Italy, but I grew up in an Italian neighborhood in NY and everyone called it a pizza pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/16/2013|
Saw a sign on Long Beach Island, New Jersey for Tomato Pies.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/16/2013|
My best friend is from an old school Italian neighborhood in the Bronx and whenever he wants to go for pizza he always says "Let's go for a pie!" which really confused me for the first year that I knew him...
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/16/2013|
So did I and so did my dad, R21. "Pizza pie" is a term that probably began in order to assimilate the food into American culture. This may have been started by Italian-Americans, but that doesn't make it correct. What I'm saying is that it's dated and ridiculous to keep saying "pizza pie." So is "tuna fish."
You wouldn't say "torta de pizza," which is actually a completely different dish.
Italian-Americans got all kinds of terms wonky, relative to their counterparts in Italian. Pizza doesn't translate to pie like it's known in the USA, but it was guessed by Italian-Americans as a blanket term to encompass pies, because "pizza" is their base idea of pie, like apple pie is the American unit.
The etymology is disputed, but "pizza" means "pizza" in Italy, in the sense of having a flatbread or flat-ish bread with topping(s).
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/16/2013|
When I was young I worked as a bank teller and a guy used to come in with bad checks. I had his number. His name was August D'Amore.
So I'd sing "He comes in with no cash and a bad check to pass" "That's D'Amore". Lost on the other tellers.
It was a time when Farrah Fawcett's hair was in vogue and a really ugly woman had tried the hairstyle. I told her she looked like Voltaire. Lost on the other tellers.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/16/2013|
I grew up in CT. We called it "pizza" or "pie" (let's go grab a pie), but never "pizza pie".
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/16/2013|
In my world, we refer to pizza as "globules of fat that lead to fewer sexual encounters."
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/16/2013|
It obviously is a bad translation like "gravy". Some things are difficult if not impossible to translate. There is no American equivalent to "pizza". Pizza is Pizza. Quiche is Quiche. Spaetzle is spaetzle. I hate it when someone refers to spaetzle as noodles. Yeh, I mean you Dick and Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||02/16/2013|
R27 A good pizza is better than sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/16/2013|
R25, you are hilarious and I appreciate your sense of humour. Too bad about the ignoramuses with whom you worked.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/16/2013|
r28, the "gravy" thing is a hot button issue with Italian Americans. Any Italian American I've met has always said how much they hate the term "gravy" and how shows like The Sopranos popularized it. I've simply never her this in the New York tri-state area.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/16/2013|
[quote]It was a time when Farrah Fawcett's hair was in vogue and a really ugly woman had tried the hairstyle. I told her she looked like Voltaire. Lost on the other tellers.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||02/16/2013|
[quote]My best friend is from an old school Italian neighborhood in the Bronx and whenever he wants to go for pizza he always says "Let's go for a pie!" which really confused me for the first year that I knew him...
It took you an entire year to remember he used the word 'pie' for 'pizza'? Are you touched in the head?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/16/2013|
[quote]When pizza first became popular in the U.S. (back in the fifties and sixties), it was always called a pizza pie
No it wasn't, and my Italian great grandmother would smack you up side the head if she were still alive right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/16/2013|
[quote]In my world, we refer to pizza as "globules of fat that lead to fewer sexual encounters."
Then why isn't everyone obese in Italy?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/16/2013|
Does anyone recall the drive-in theatre intermission commercials enticing the people to come to the snack stand for "a hot tomato pie".?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||02/16/2013|
People who say pie are the same flyovers who say pop for soda.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/16/2013|
My BILs family called it gravy (all Italian-American). We called it sauce but my parents were born in Italy.
Gravy may have been a mistranslation, but it's part of the culture now.
It really only refers to meat sauces, btw.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/16/2013|
[quote]People who say pie are the same flyovers who say pop for soda.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/16/2013|
Here's the answer, DLers. Gravy has meat. Sauce doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/16/2013|
New York's first pizzeria Lombardi's opened on Spring Street in 1897. To this day no employee has uttered the word "pie."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/16/2013|
For OP why do some people call it soda, while others call it pop & some call it soda pop?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/16/2013|
I think in some parts of the country all carbonated beverages are referred to as "coke."
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/16/2013|
People around New Haven, Connecticut call pizza "abeets" or apizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/16/2013|
I agree OP/the Faux naive Troll has become intolerable.
"Why do British people say 'in hospital'? Why do some people call a pizza a pie? What's a battle?"
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/16/2013|
When I was a kid, our pizza came from a pizza "parlor."
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/16/2013|
I believe Barney Rubble started it.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/16/2013|
Despite what American Italians say, they have very little in common with Italian Italians. They're always going on about the old country, etc., but it's all talk. All of the Italian Italians I know laugh at American Italians and call them uncultured and vulgar.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/16/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/16/2013|
[quote]R6, the Italian word for "pie" is not "pizza". The word for a sweet pie (e.g., filled with fruit) is "torta" -- for a savory pie (e.g., filled with meat) the word is "pasticcio".
FWIW, when I was growing up, my family used to refer to Easter pies as [italic]pizza dolce[/italic] like the one at the link.
R51, are these "Italian Italians" you refer to from the north or the south of Italy? I ask because there really are two Italys, and most Italian Americans are of southern Italian decsent and eat diferently than those from the north.
As far as the reference earlier in the thread about pizza being "globules of fat" - it depends on how it's made.
For example my grandmother, who was Sicilian, never put mozzarella on pizza. Her pizza contained tomatoes, oregano, salt/pepper, grated pecorino & olive oil. The other Sicilians who lived in my neighborhood did the same. Sometimes they put anchovies or chopped hot peppers on top. But no one put on mozzarella - which I think is more common with the Neopolitan and Calabrian style of making pizza.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/16/2013|
[quote]People who say pie are the same flyovers who say pop for soda.
Well, that's exactly wrong. The people who say pie instead of pizza are all from the mid-Atlantic and New England states; people who say pop instead of soda are Midwesterners and Westerners.
You just don't get out of your mother's little basement at all, do you?
|by Anonymous||reply 54||02/16/2013|
There were a lot of parlors when I was a kid. Pizza parlors, beauty parlors and betting parlors
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/17/2013|
When I was a kid in NY, pizzas were pies, but we would go get a "slice" because, as others have said, it was sold in parlors, and you didn't order a whole pizza. Also, it wasn't covered with mozzarella, it had a couple of one inch round thin slices of the cheese on each slice like pepperoni.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/17/2013|
I don't give a shit what you call it, I love pizza.
Of course it may date back to the British tradition of meat pies, a pie can be anything. IN the South we make tomato pie, chicken pot pie, in fact there are a ton of savory pies in America.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/17/2013|
Some refer to vagina as cake.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/17/2013|
Whenever I order pizza I say "can I get a large pie half pepperoni half plain"
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/29/2013|
Referring to pizza as "pie" has become increasingly hip among the urban foodies and critics. Lately, I never read a review about a restaurant serving pizza in which the author doesn't refer to it as "pie" at one point.
One thing I've learned...the cooler a pizza place fancies itself....the more expensive,attitudy and overrated it is.
Apizza Scholls...I'm talkin' to ya assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/29/2013|
Is it a NY/NJ thing? I grew up there, and it was a valid name for fruit, cream, or pizza. In my life, it depended who was saying it, my father (pizza) or my grandmother (the dessert kind).
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/29/2013|
Chicago's stuffed pizza really is a pie. That's probably why they thought of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/29/2013|
OP, your response to the poster at R5 asking for a respite from the faux-naive troll was a bit over the top, since the person obviously was speaking for a large majority of posters here.
Also, R5 obviously is neither a twat or a cunt, since none of the women on the DL would have the resolve to post a put-down on aesthetic grounds. They only demand respite from people joking about dead puppies.
But suggesting a misplaced Farah do made a woman look like Voltaire was cute, R25. Sorry it was lost on your bankmates. I once complained to an English Lit. teacher in class that complaining about Joyce Kilmer was unnecessarily obvious, rather like beating a dead horse chestnut. She was not amused. So sometimes mere ignorance isn't the only reason our little sparklers fail to dazzle others.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/29/2013|
As a youngster, my italan grandpa used to make pizza on Saturdays for lunch. It was delicious. Crispy, crunchy, cheesey, deep tomato, oregano, rosemary, garlic, basil taste. When I i was a teenager, i went with a gang of friends for something they called "tomato pie". It was just icky. Doughy and tasteless. Later, I discovered that this was what Americans called "pizza". .. I don't eat it. I make my own.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/29/2013|
Because Fuck You, That's why.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/10/2013|
G/R/Umpy is back!
r35- have you ever been to Italy and had a pizza there? It's completely different than American pie. Very thin crust, no tomato sauce, pepperoni slices, very little cheese. I went there as a kid and was completely disappointed in the pizza (having grown up on Chicago pizza). As an adult, I would appreciate it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/10/2013|
R25 can come sit by me.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/10/2013|