Mayor gets piece of NYC's mind on pizza etiquetteJanuary 10, 2014 @ 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal.
The newly installed mayor unintentionally spiced up a political meeting at a Staten Island pizza joint Friday by digging into his slice with a knife and fork.
That's a no-no for many New Yorkers, who believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands.
Photos of a utensil-wielding de Blasio spread across Twitter and prompted mock outrage, some even calling for his impeachment. It was reminiscent of a "Seinfeld" episode in which characters make a stir by eating a candy bar with flatware.
De Blasio, who prides himself on his Italian-American heritage, later explained that he eats pizza the way they do in Italy. He starts with a knife and fork, then uses his hands.
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