“The pepper can add another level of heat and taste to the pizza, depending on how you use it, of course.”
And how you use it, exactly, is entirely up to you: There is no preferred or correct way to consume the pepperoncini. While some people alternate bites of the pepper with bites of their slice -- or eat the entire thing in one mildly spicy go -- Muldoon has a pro-tip… and considering he spends his entire life thinking about this stuff, it is literally a “pro” tip.
“There’s no rules here. But I like to bite off the tip of the pepper, then spread the juices in a circle around the pie,” Muldoon reveals.
Let’s call this method the “rip and drip.” And in Muldoon’s esteemed opinion, it gives the whole pizza a spicy, zesty tang.