IMPORTANT: How to Reheat Leftover Pizza
Anything that contributes to you living your Best Life falls under the purview of the Billfold, or so I’ve decided, so this, from Food52, about having perfectly reheated pizza — certainly a cornerstone of living your best life — is relevant to our readership. It’s also budget-friendly, in that you’ve already spent the money, so having pizza for lunch the next day is BASICALLY FREE.
Of course the problems of leftover pizza are many. You want it in your mouth instantly, but you know it will be better heated up (controversial statement, I know, but I’m leaning into it). This is an importantly lesson about delayed gratification. I recommend taking a bite as you take it out of the fridge, then standing at the stove and staring at the bitten piece as it reheats, your shame increasing with the temperature.
Second problem of course being the decision between melted cheese and crispy (wow, why is crispy a horrible word?) crust. There are tips from a few different people, but this one is most important:
Anthony Falco, Roberta’s head pizza maestro, recommends putting your slice in a non-stick skillet on medium-low for a couple minutes. Once the bottom is crisp, add a couple drops of water to the pan, turn the heat to low, and cover with a lid. In about a minute, you’ll have fluffy crust and melted cheese.