Tossing pizza dough not just for show

Everyone loves watching expert pizza makers twirling and stretching the dough that will end up becoming your favorite pie. It makes you happy and it makes you hungry. Did yo know it makes your pizza taste better?

According to the Huffingtonpost.com,  there's more to this show than meets the eye. Tossing dough in the air actually serves a purpose.

As Mario Batali explains, "Although it's a little 'guido,' throwing pizza actually gives you the best way of extending [the dough] without pushing your fingers through it." It's an efficient and safe way to avoid tearing the your future pizza.

Tossing pizza dough in the air also helps retain moisture and helps keep the crust uniform.

Read more about the magic powers of pizza dough tossing and see an awesome video on the subject.