Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Justice Scalia And Jon Stewart Concur Chicago Pizza Isn't Pizza

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has called Chicago-style pizza "tomato soup in a bread bowl."
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has called Chicago-style pizza "tomato soup in a bread bowl."

Justice Antonin Scalia and Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, are, gasp, in agreement!

Both have rendered scorching opinions on a major national controversy — pizza. Specifically, Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza.

For months, Stewart and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel have been dueling on the subject, with Stewart ranting that deep-dish pizza "is not pizza." It is, he said, "tomato soup in a bread bowl ... an above-ground marinara swimming pool for rats."

This weekend, Scalia, in Chicago, weighed in, but without reference to rats.

Chicago pizza "is very tasty, but it's not pizza," he told the Chicago Sun Times over the weekend.

Back in 2012, the justice told the paper "it should be called a tomato pie." Explaining the difference meticulously, he noted that real pizza is from Naples, Italy. "It is thin, it is chewy, and crispy, OK?"

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

More Stories