American Coal is for Fancy Pizza Ovens

via flickr user Sami, via Munchies

via flickr user Sami, via Munchies

In 2015, coal seems like kind of an antiquated thing. One imagines billowing smokestacks, shoveling turn-of-the-century workers on ships, and chimney sweeps coated in ebony dust. And in a more environmentally conscious world where people are eager to abandon coal in favor of solar and wind power, what’s the industry to do? Hell, even gold miners are now turning to weed and restaurants for a career change.

Well, like the rest of us, the coal industry is thinking about pizza. Pizza ovens, more specifically.

According to the Boston Globe, our nation’s growing proclivity for coal-fired pizza—the microwavable kind is, of course, still acceptable in case of emergency—has resulted in a newfound interest in anthracite coal, a variety of coal that allows for the hottest flames when burned.

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