Last Call: Send us all your pizza questions

pepperoni pizza in delivery box
Photo: Aimee Levitt
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

Food and drink content on the internet doesn’t work if it’s not a conversation. I mean, imagine being handed recipes like homework assignments, graded on how little guidance you require to prepare your meal. This used to be the reality back in the era when cookbooks were written in such an abbreviated manner that every recipe was like a Technical Challenge on The Great British Baking Show. Eventually, though, cookbooks got chattier, more supportive. And now the chefs are available almost 24/7 to help you with your cooking problems online.


At The Takeout, we not only want to assist in solving your cooking quandaries, we also want to satiate your idle cooking curiosities. And the next thing we want to help you solve is... pizza. All styles, all kinds. We’ve got experts standing by to answer your pizza questions.

Whether you need assistance making your own pies at home or simply have a question that you’ve always wanted to ask the professionals, now is the time. Curious about ideal cheese-to-topping ratios? Wondering how long it takes to learn coveted dough toss techniques? You can ask your questions in the comments below, or email, and we’ll compile your queries for an upcoming column.

Marnie Shure is editor in chief of The Takeout.



Food and drink content on the internet doesn’t work if it’s not a conversation.

Yeah, who doesn’t love Googling a recipe only to have to scroll through a 10,000 word essay about a family they don’t know? This is why I have 20 old cookbooks in my kitchen and avoid any online food content that isn’t TheTakeout or an occasional hate-read on Yelp.

As for a pizza question, where did that pizza in the lede photo come from?? It’s not even 9am and I’m drooling over it!