Video: What Is Detroit-Style Pizza Anyway?

A century ago Sicilian immigrants came to Detroit with a recipe for sfinciuni, a square pizza made with leftover bread dough, cheese, tomato sauce and anchovies.  Over the years that recipe has evolved into what is now known as Detroit-style square pizza. Nina Misuraca Ignaczak tells the story in this video produced for Feet in 2 Worlds. 

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Food, Borders and Belonging explores food in Detroit from the perspective of immigrants and African-Americans. Inspired by the Feet in 2 Worlds Food Journalism Fellowship at WDET, this series of stories looks at the role food plays in the transformation of city neighborhoods and in defining identities.

AboutNina Ignaczak
Nina Misuraca Ignaczak is a Metro Detroit-based writer, editor, and filmmaker. Follow her on Twitter at @ninaignaczak.