On May 1, 2015, The New York Times published an article by Eric Lipton and Rachel Abrams entitled, "Commonly Used Chemicals Come Under New Scrutiny". The article should have been entitled, "Pizza Boxes Come Under New Scrutiny"! The import of the article for those of us who love pizza? Ya can't order out pizza. The cardboard of the pizza box contains the poisonous chemical PFAS which readily bleeds from the cardboard into the pizza, and from the pizza, guess where? So now what . . . Well, if you're Armenian, or at least Marashtsi Armenian, you have no problems. Just dig out your big, round, trusty sini kufte tray . . . or do you make paklava in that big round tray . . . and take it along to the pizza shop when ordering, politely asking the pizza man, "Just put the pizza in here, Խնդրեմ!"
Oh, and don't forget to make sure that the tray is stainless steel and not aluminum . . . (Some Armenian stores now carry the trusty sini kufte/paklava 18 inch in diameter circular trays in stainless steel!) You wouldn't want to ingest any of the tomato sauce that may have interacted with the aluminum, thus bringing the possibility of alzheimer's into your future!