After graduation I went to Madrid to visit a friend. One night I went to a nearby Pizza place and ordered one to go. I came back 15 minutes later to find that the pizza got pineapple on it. What? This was my first time to see such a combination, and honestly I was not impressed much. My basic Spanish allowed me to order mushrooms and olives and probably also green peppers as toppings, but the order came with pineapple.
I remember being quite hungry, so I didn’t want to compromise by adding something as sweet as pineapple to the main meal of my day. As such, I didn’t take the pizza and asked for another ‘normal’ one. The hunger was so bad, that I decided to jog around the block so I don’t have to wait.
Because this was in 2000 before Facebook and Internet memes, I thought it was just a single odd experience with pizza which happened during my travels. But then in later years I began noticing that not only pizza with pineapple exists, but it’s equally hated by almost everyone, not just me. Yey!
For the record, pineapple pizza is formally known as “Hawaiian”. The originator is a Greek-Canadian man called Sam Panopoulos who claimed to have created it at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962.
The man pasta way earlier this year at the age of 83. But his legacy will become a pizza history. Dough his wife is quite upset, cheese still not over it. No matter how you slice it, she sure kneads some thyme. What to say: Here today, gone tomato. At yeast now he is in a butter place where there is mushroom to make more pineapple pizzas. Sending olive my love.
Cheesy yet grate pizza puns here. Can you top them?
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