Remember those rectangular pizzas you ate in the school cafeteria? They probably didn’t taste as good as the ones you ate at home or at your favorite pizza parlor. But you gobbled them down just as easily, because they were pizza.
Those pizzas had to be angular because that was the shape of the largest section of your cafeteria tray. It was inventive, but not because the cafeteria cooks were being creative or having fun. In the cost-effective environment of a school, square or rectangular pizzas were actually a way to save money. (more…)