Friday, August 20, 2010
"Crustless": Not Your Average Deep-Dish
What would you do if you found out you had a disease that prevented you from eating your favorite food? Most would try and find ingredient substitutions so that they could still enjoy their favorite dish. Some, unfortunately, give up and move on. Here at Lou Malnati’s, we understand our customers’ personal preferences and we also understand that some circumstances are out of our customers’ hands. One issue we receive a lot of questions about is our gluten-free menu options. It seems as though gluten intolerance has become more popular in recent years but maybe its awareness is due, in part, to people educating themselves on the way their bodies react to certain foods. Gluten intolerance is basically the body’s inability to digest certain types of proteins that are commonly found in wheat, rye and barley products. So that means pasta, cereal and bread, all the things that make carbohydrate lovers salivate, are off limits. It’s a disease for which testing is available to determine if a person has an actual intolerance, but the expensive price tag causes some people to shy away. That’s usually the point at which people start taking their health into their own hands and experimenting. If their symptoms subside and they no longer feel like their body is waging war against them, they start transitioning their diet and finding ways to create their favorite dishes using different, more intestine-friendly ingredients.
That being said, if you’re on a gluten-free diet and miss the bliss of a deep-dish from Lou Malnati’s, we’ve got a special treat for you. For some time now, Lou's has proudly offered a tasty "crustless" pizza for those who are gluten-intolerant (great for those watching their carbohydrate intake as well). The "crustless" pizza is made from our lean sausage as the base, and then topped with our fresh mozzarella cheese and zesty tomato sauce. Of course you can customize it to your taste by adding any of Lou's other fresh ingredients. Just because you can’t eat the crust, doesn’t mean you can’t get a great pie from Lou’s!
Give it a try next time and you’re sure to be delighted.