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Calzone Power Hour

As Calzone Power Hour comes to a close, let's ruminate on the origins of the folded-over pizza dish. Eater NY's Robert Sietsema offers "The Story of the Calzone," tracing the dish's invention to Naples, where calzoni translated to "pants legs" — signifying the calzone's origins as a more portable pizza. And Sietsema also weighs in on the giant American versions, a couple of which are pictured below: "It was a way to stick it to the old country, by showing how lush and generous our adaptations of Italian dishes could be." [Eater NY]

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