SCIENCE
10/15/2014 04:12 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2014

Here's Why Pizza Tastes So Frickin' Fantastic

For pizza lovers, a good pie is a gift from the gods. But the explanation for why pizza tastes so good is rooted not in theology but in science--in this case, the complex chemistry of cheese, dough, and toppings.

If you're hungry for the details, just watch this new episode of "Reactions," the series of YouTube video explainers produced by the American Chemical Society. Among other things, you'll learn why mozzarella is the cheese of choice for pizza aficionados--and why one chemical reaction in particular is the key to spectacular pizza.

Yum!

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