What is a Calzone vs Stromboli vs Panzerotti ? That is the question!
“ Calzone ” is literally translated from Italian as Stocking or Trouser, but when it comes to food it is actually a savory turnover originated in Napoli, Italy.
A pizza pocket of sorts, made with pizza dough, stuffed with cheese, vegetables or meats and then oven-baked and served with a thick marinara or Arrabbiata sauce on the side. Just like this chicken calzone, but If you asked me, the spinach and ricotta Calzone are the real deal.
What is a Calzone vs a Panzerotti or Panzarotti ?
A Panzerotti or Calzoni Fritti is usually a small Calzone that is fried instead of baked that originated in Southern Italy. So the unhealthy version of a calzone really 😉
What is Stromboli vs Calzone ?
Stromboli was actually invented in the United States in the 1950s and named after the movie Stromboli. Similar to a calzone, a stromboli is actually a rolled up pizza, and then baked. So imagine preparing a thin crust pizza with toppings, then rolling it like a newspaper and baking it.
What is the best way to heat a Calzone and a Stromboli ?
In a preheated oven on a hot pizza stone, so just like baking pizza.