Seriously, this is the only utensil you’ll ever need to cut perfect pizza slices every time.
BUY RIGHT | Google pizza slicer images and you’ll find an amusing looking assortment of scissors, wheels and other contraptions designed to cut effortlessly through homemade pie. The only trouble with most of these gizmos is that they don’t work all that well. I know because I have a drawer full of them and not one delivers a decent wedge without struggle and concentration, including Jamie Oliver’s pizza wheel pictured above.
Easy As Pie
I’d abandoned all hope of finding a rock solid pizza slicer when the perfect one—a mezzaluna—turned up in my life unexpectedly. It came as a bonus with the Epicurean pizza peel I bought several months ago, and since I’ve started using it, slicing pizza has been a snap.
Mezzaluna means half moon in Italian, and a classic mezzaluna knife consists of a single-or-double curved stainless steel blade with a handle on either end. Mezzalunas used for slicing pizza have a large single blade (mine is 16 inches long and made from wood fiber) that is flat on the top and curved on the bottom. The blade can cut quickly and efficiently through an entire pizza with any type of topping or crust simply by rocking it back and forth. —Annabel Lee
Photos, top to bottom: Via Jamie Oliver, courtesy Epicurean