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Why Cutting Pizza in Triangles is Soo Last Year

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"Everybody grab a slice!" is a common phrase that occurs in my apartment (more-so since we discovered this crust), but "slice" is just too simple. Too last year. Now we're all about the "Come grab a curved heptagon!"

White Pizza with Ricotta, Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Basil
White Pizza with Ricotta, Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Basil

Recently News Scientist published one of our favorite contributions to both food and math of all time: Mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley applied "monohedral disc tiling" to pizza to create curious slices of the beloved food. No longer are we limited by the tyranny of the triangle! Below, we imagined some of our favorite recipes with new (and improved!) slices:

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Left: Jim Lahey's Margherita Pie. Right: Meyer Lemon Focaccia

Use your creativity! Exercise your mathematic muscles! All we ask is that, whatever you do, don't carry your pizza sideways.

Pizzas (and Flatbreads!) to Try:

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie

Jim Lahey's No-Knead Pizza Dough + Margherita Pie by Genius Recipes

Meyer Lemon Focaccia

Meyer Lemon Focaccia by deensiebat

Broccoli Rabe, Potato and Rosemary Pizza

Broccoli Rabe, Potato and Rosemary Pizza by TasteFood

Savory Apple Tart Flambée

Savory Apple Tart Flambée by Alexandra Stafford

Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza

Glazed Shallot, Walnut, Sage, and Goat Cheese Pizza by creamtea

Asparagus and Arugula Pizza with Vegan Pesto

Asparagus and Arugula Pizza with Vegan Pesto by Gena Hamshaw

Do you have any pizza slicing tricks? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: pizza, math, pizza slices