If the air is resplendent with the aroma of garlic and tomato sauce on November 1st, it might just be time to celebrate National Calzone Day.

Calzones take the delicious toppings and cheese of a pizza and tuck it up tight in a warm garlicky, crusty package. Also known as calzoni in some parts of Italy, like the pizza, it originated in Naples. It looks much like a turnover. As varied as pizzas come these days, so does the calzone.

The loose translation of the word calzone from Italian to English is trouser legs. This translation may explain the purpose of calzone, which is essentially a pizza hand pie. However, carrying out the task of eating a calzone while walking on two legs is mighty improbably. Consider that they overflow with a bounty of cheeses, meat, vegetables, and sauces!

Calzone dough is infused with garlic and butter to add flavor. Sauces made from scratch with Italian herbs and spices lend that old world flair to every calzone recipe. By the time the mozzarella, provolone or parmesan melts into the sausage, spinach or whatever choice ingredients, aromas fill the air. No wonder our mouths begin watering.

So take a seat, invite some friends, and enjoy the evening savoring a well-made calzone.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCalzoneDay

Experience a fresh, hot-from-the-oven calzone and use #NationalCalzoneDay to share on social media.

minskys-national-calzone-day-with-photoNATIONAL CALZONE DAY HISTORY

Minsky’s Pizza founded National Calzone Day in 2016 to celebrate its 40th anniversary and their passion for delicious, handmade calzones.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed November 1st, annually.

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