Pizza & Calzones

Just when we thought pizza couldn't get any more popular, Americans are consuming more pizza than they ever have before. According to reports, Americans eat pizza four times a month. If you’re one of those pizza lovers who eats this popular food at least once a week, then you’ve come to the right place. Food & Wine has the best homemade pizza and calzone recipes, plus expert lessons from pizza masters and lists of where to get the most delicious pizza around the country.

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Grandma Pie Pizza

Unlike a thin-crust Neapolitan-style pie, the thick, deliciously chewy crust of a classic grandma pie is easy to pull off at home. All you need is a sturdy, standard “half-sheet” rimmed baking sheet (steer clear of cookie sheets, which are smaller and less sturdy). Don’t stint on the oil for the pan—it helps create a gloriously crispy, golden crust. Spread with an oregano-spiked tomato sauce and topped with plenty of part-skim (not fresh!) mozzarella, this recipe delivers an old-school pizzeria experience at home. Related: More Pizza Recipes

Sour Cream and Chive Potato Pizza

When layering toppings on the pizzas before baking, use a lighter hand towards the center of each pie; the dough will puff while cooking, and the potatoes and cheese will gravitate towards the middle.

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Roman Pizza

This rectangular pie uses focaccia as the base for a simple topping of tomato sauce, melty straciatella cheese and basil leaves. It’s unusually crisp, because it’s drizzled with olive oil before baking
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One of the Best Pizzas in New York Is Hours From New York City

New York City gets all the pizza credit in the state, but up in the Hudson Valley an apple orchard is turning out pies that are worth the trip.