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Cornmal crust pizza - US invention, or Italian?

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I guess I should rephrase my question: where did cornmeal crust pizza originate? Is it from some region in Italy, or a US invention?

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  1. "I guess I should rephrase my question: where did cornmeal crust pizza originate? Is it from some region in Italy, or a US invention?"
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    Isn't Chicago deep dish pizza made with cornmeal crust? So, I suppose the answer is ... Chicago?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I think you're right. For some reason I've only had stuffed pizza in Chicago, so I didn't realize this is what deep dish Chicago pizza is like.

      1. re: Peripatetic

        Cornmeal crust can be stuffed, or not. There are a few places in Chicago that offer the cornmeal (which I love, when it's done right), but more traditional crusts still abound. I'm not certain the origin, but I never had it before I moved to Chicago. Interesting question.