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The 'Pizza Chap' is a blog dedicated to all things pizza.  My name is Darrin, and I am a lifelong pizza fanatic.

Pizza has always been a huge part of my life.  It's actually the first thing I ever remember eating. Growing up, my family laughed, cried, celebrated, socialized, and had deep and meaningful conversations over pizza.  I'm not sure how pizza got so deeply ingrained into our lives, but now that I'm raising a family of my own, the same can be said for my brood.

I have written for hobby, food, and lifestyle blogs & websites since 1996.  One constant, has been that pizza always seems to somehow creep into the content I produce.  I have many varied interests and hobbies, and I very much consider my passion for pizza a hobby in itself.  I collect pizza related items, and study the history and fine art of pizza making.  I go on "daycation" type excursions to seek out new pizzeria's and try new pizza varieties.  I also make my own homemade pizza every week, constantly tweaking my dough and sauce recipes, all the while keeping detailed notes along the way.

In 2016, I decided it was finally time to give myself a dedicated space to write about this love of my life, that always seems to be on the forefront of my mind.  When I think about it, I'm frankly shocked that I haven't given this a whirl years ago.

I don't consider myself to be a "Pizza Snob", nor do I tout one single pizza style as being superior to others.  Good pizza is good pizza, plain and simple.  I will never stop eating pizza and will always be sampling, pondering, talking, making, dreaming, and thinking about it.  Which in turn gives the writer in me, endless content to share with my fellow pizza fanatics.  I'm not sure how this blog will take shape and evolve as time passes, but I sure am excited about taking this journey to find out.