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09-07-2004, 11:17 AM
As in a grilled cheese, but with mozzarella, pizza sauce and pepperoni.
They serve this at schools here, and apparently have for a long time. I got to wondering: Have any of you ever heard of this, under this or another name, or is it just an odd thing we have out here?
And, of course, the real question here is: What exactly is a boz? Where'd that come from?
Feel free to give stories of oddly named food here, school or otherwise.
09-08-2004, 02:31 AM
I've heard of this concoction as a "pizza boat." I have no idea what a pizza boz might be.
09-08-2004, 07:37 AM
Never heard of this, even after years of school lunches for me and my kids and as a sub. What part of Ohio are you in?
The King of Soup
09-08-2004, 08:05 AM
Hi. It's a pleasure to meet a literatelady.
The thing you describe is hideous, but not new. It's a pizza sandwich, which is what you get when you have nothing in the kichen but pizza toppings, stale bread, and grease. This happens a lot in school cafeterias, though it's a more recent phenomenon than the macaroni-noodles+stewed tomatoes+yesterday's uneaten meatloaf=chop suey of my youth. As for the term Boz, I grew up in New England and have lived in North Carolina, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Florida, and have siblings who have lived in Alaska, Virginia, Utah, Arizona, New York and Texas, and I've never heard it before. The industrial midwest is a gap there, so it may simply be slang that I haven't heard before. On the other hand, you live in a state that puts chili on spaghetti (yes, it's just Cincinatti, but even so) and constantly neglects the memory of your finest citizen. So if I ever do encounter a "Boz," my first impulse will be flight or fight, rather than feast.
09-08-2004, 01:54 PM
On the other hand, you live in a state that puts chili on spaghetti (yes, it's just Cincinatti, but even so)Don't knock it until you've tried it. For those not in the know, "Cincinatti chili" only vaguely resembles what the rest of the country calls "chili". But it's nonetheless good, and goes very well on spaghetti.
As for "pizza boz", Google only finds 15 hits for the phrase. One of them is a school menu, and most of the rest appear to be misspellings of "box".
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