Pizza trends wowing foodies abroad – blueberry to Sicilian and Detroit-style

Are you bored of the same old Margherita or Meat Feast pizza from your local takeaway?

Then why not take some inspiration from abroad, as some sensational new pizza flavours are wowing foodies overseas.

We here at Daily Star recently took a trip over to pizza haven Chicago in the US – the home of the deep dish – to discover what amazing new pizza flavours they have on offer over there.

And we were left amazed by the amount of new flavour and pizza styles there are on offer.

From blueberries mixed with sausages to potatoes on pizzas, they have everything.

Check out our best finds below…

Hot new flavours

Blueberry and sausage

It may not be a combination that you think would work, but we tried to this out at Bonci Pizzeria – known for its Roman style pizza – and we have to say, it's a winner.

Although we don't have sausage much on pizza in the UK, it's actually the top pizza ingredient in Chicago, so it's no surprise it's on there.

And what with blueberry being a superfood, what pizza wouldn't be benefitted by its juicy goodness?

Why not try making your own at home to see if you like it.

Tesco has a great recipe for Blueberry and goat's cheese pizza you can try, and you can whack on some sausage too.

Or why not get experimental with your own sweet and savoury flavours. Strawberry and chicken anyone?

Potato mozzarella

You may have never thought to put a potato on a pizza, but we tried this in the Windy City and we have to say, it was one of our favourites.

Again, it was Bonci Pizzeria where we found this little gem.

If we were to describe the taste, we would say it's kind of like eating a yummy roast potato, but with added cheese and bread. What could be better?

Fancy having a go at your own? Try out this Brie & potato pizza recipe from BBC Good Food.

Lemon ricotta pizza

This is another one for the fans of mixing sweet and savoury.

The zucchini ricotta lemon black pepper at Bonci Pizzeria is a big hit and certainly had our tastebuds tingling with its refreshing and yummy tase.

If you want to try it yourself, try out this Snacking in Sneakers recipe.

As well as being delicious, it's also healthier, packing in a huge 18g of protein per personal pizza.

Pizza styles in vogue

Authentic deep dish

You may have thought you've experienced deep dish before, but we have to tell you that you probably haven't.

The authentic deep dish in Chicago with have your eyes popping with just how deep and packed full of toppings it is.

Unlike our pizza in the UK, the cheese goes on the bottom, under the tomato, because the pizzas are so thick that they have to cook for longer, meaning the cheese would burn if it was on the top.

It's also standard to have a layer of sausage on the bottom of the pizza, which, as we said above, is Chicago's top pizza ingredient.

Want to try it in the UK? Why not head to Japes in London, or if you don't have much time, grab yourself a Chicago Town pizza, which is inspired by the recipes from the Windy City.

Detroit-style pizza

If you've never heard of it before, Detroit-style pizza is a rectangular pizza with a thick crust that is crispy and chewy.

Traditionally, it's topped with tomato sauce and Wisconsin brick cheese that goes all the way to the edges.

This style of pizza is usually baked in rectangular steel trays.

It was developed during the mid-twentieth century in Detroit before spreading to other parts of the US in 2010 onwards.

If you do happen to be in Chicago, hit up Paulie Gee's, which is famous for its Detroit-style pizza.

Want something closer to home? Have a go at your own Detroit-style pizza using this Serious Eats recipe or head on over to Detroit Pizza London if you're near the capital.

Sicilian pizza

You won't be surprised to hear that Sicilian pizza is prepared in a manner that originated in Sicily, Italy.

However, it is a hit in Chicago too, with restaurants such as Nonna's and Pizza friendly Pizza serving it.

Traditional Sicilian pizza is often thick crusted and rectangular and is usually topped with onions, anchovies, tomatoes, herbs and strong cheese such as caciocavallo and toma.

Try out this Great British Chefs Sicilian-style pizza recipe or head to Sicilian Art in London to try it in a restaurant.

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