Americans have a way of appropriating bits of foreign culture. The term 'Melting Pot' is a food metaphor and is just as apt when used for food. We melt something from another culture until is molded into an American thing. This is not necessarily negative and has its causes.
Because we are a country of highly diverse people, a purely ethnic dish might not gain national popularity if kept pure. The twelve inch spare and delicious pizza found in Orvieto or Napoli Italy needed to be brought up to American standards of heft. Thus we make pizzas that are 16" in diameter and load them with a ton of toppings. It's lasagna on crust! And less sloppy.
So when it comes to the popularity of brick ovens, we infer Pizza. But wait. Truly, you will tire of pizza, even the much-improved kind you can make in your own brick oven. Then it's time to turn to other dishes.
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