why do some people throw autistic fits when they see pineapples on pizza?
because they are american idiots who can never understand why something is so good unless they actually taste it.
Because autists forget to balance out the flavor with the addition of anchovies.
I didn't think people could be this retarded.
Because some people can only associate pineapple with dessert.
Pineapple = acidity + sweetness
If you think those flavors can't exist on a pizza, you might want to examine what the sauce is made from.
How sweet a tomato is depends on when it was picked and what variety it is. Pretty much all commercial tomatoes are hybrids, picked green and ripened with ethylene gas. The exact same hybrids are still acidic, but can be much sweeter if field ripened and picked red. The hybrids are (or can be) more resistant to disease their sweeter cousins are prone to. Cherokee purples are my favorite tomato.
1. It's inauthentic as fuck
2. Pineapple is WAY too sweet for a pizza. It's like chocolate sauce on spaghetti or marshmallows on a steak. It just doesn't work, and if you think it does you have the palate of a child.
"authintic" pizza wasn't even a thing before americans popularized and globally exported the idea of pizza. You might as well bitch about a lack of authenticity in your lo mein or nachos.
Pineapple is perfectly fine on pizza, and chocolate is more versitile than you know, faggot. Marshmallows suck in any application, so they are irrelevant.
I agree with you. But to some people authenticity is super important regardless of whether you claim it or not. They get their jimmies rustled just because someone dared to make a different version of that dish.
Well, I already hate pineapple, then you are ruining a meal with the relatively earthy sweetness of tomatoes as the only notable sweet flavor by spiking it with fruit, a taste and texture that pretty much violently clashes with the entirety of the remainder of the pizza.
If you just throw slices of pineapple on a ham and cheese pizza, it's way too sweet and sour and overpowers the other flavours.
An example of a balanced pizza using sweet ingredients would be pear, caramelised onion and goat cheese.
I don't really give a shit what other people eat, as long as they don't insists on how delicious it is and how I should totally try it.
It's the equivalent of ketchup on steak. People with a decent palate will think it's stupid but if that's what you want to do with your own food, then feel free.
this. eating pizza with others why?
>order a pizza late night
>watch star trek and eat pizza alone in the dark
it don't get much more comfy than that now do it?
Used to work at a local pizza joint. I used to make this for myself when I wanted pizza. The ultimate Hawaiian.
2/3 Tomato sauce
1/3 Teriyaki sauce
Fuckloads of pineapple
Shit is unreal
some people have rigid categories as to what defines good pizza
also people like to talk about of their ass a whole lot. its disinfo and they don't care about your feelings, or about the imapct of what they say.
is the nu-pizza
but I don't mind calling it a bad name
for something that tastes
so transcendant of norms
also sweet and sour sauce fagts
Bunch of retarded faggots, the lot of you.
What next you degenerates? Apples and grapes on pizza?
Has anyone seen the episode where Anthony Bourdain goes to Italy and has a long autistic rant about "hurr durr Americans are stupid and put pineapple on their pizza, now im gonna find a real italian chef to confirm this and laugh at my fellow americans" - and the Italian guy BTFO's Bourdain by putting Pineapple on the pizza and loving it? Even Bourdain admits he likes it.
>On American pizza: "Have you seen this shit? Hawaiian Pizza? I cannot fucking believe it. Pineapple and ham."
>On the ham and pineapple pizza he gets in Rome: "That should not have been good."
I think it's a matter or style. Chains have popularized Midwest style pizza, characterized by bready crust and overall greasiness. Pineapple works on this style of pizza, and my guess is most folks who are fans of pineapple on pizza are eating something that resembles Pizza Hut or Papa John's. That stuff is so far removed from the Italian origin of the dish that shit like ranch dressing, tater tots and BBQ chicken even works on it. Pineapple is hardly a stretch.
It doesn't work nearly as well on thin crust pizza (especially when the sauce is tangy and has a pronounced oregano flavor), and would be absolutely absurd on brick oven pizza.
Because it's a fad food. It only became popular because of retarded normies thinking "Oooh! That's weird and exotic! I'm interesting and like trying unusual thing :) I'll try that". And then when they taste it and it doesn't absolutely suck, they think that that means it's good.
If twenty years ago (or whatever), someone put apples on a pizza instead of pineapples, you'd be defending that too, and everyone here would be saying "fucking apples on a pizza is GOAT, anyone who says otherwise is autistic".
See, but the only reason these things sound "good" is because you're already taking an amazing type of food, and just adding something "unique" to it. All it has to do is not worsen the condition of the meal, and it gets a pass for a lot of people.
I think there's a reason why pizza traditionally mostly has just an array of vegetables and pepperoni or sausage on it. They're the flavors that best compliment the bread, sauce, and cheese.
I don't have an issue with innovation, but I'm not gonna lie when something doesn't improve a dish.
Why? Italian pizza can be very good. Maybe not so much Roman style, but Neapolitan is fucking delicious. Italian American is pretty good, too.
Just because Midwest pizza has become a dominant style in much of the country doesn't mean it's the only relevant kind of pizza.
It's still the 'wacky option'. And I'm sure it's popularity has waned and risen through out the years.
Either way, it doesn't improve a pizza. It just adds an out of place flavor that isn't terrible, and for some reason that makes people think it's good.
It's not a wacky option. It has become commonplace and still exists on menus because people still like it and still order it.
Whether or not it improves pizza is purely subjective. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean that no one else does or that no one else should.
>don't share your opinion because it makes me think that you're saying it should apply to everyone
Pretty sick of hearing this online. In my OPINION, it's not good, and it doesn't make sense for other people to like it, so I presented another way of looking at it that makes sense. Feel free to disagree.
Indeed. You're entitled to your own opinion and I am entitled to mine.
Not sure why you're getting defensive about it, I don't like pineapple on pizza either. I'm just not going out of my way to fabricate reasons about why it's not a good topping for pizza.
There's a joint down the street from me that 'specializes' in niche pizza toppings; they offer this 'honey garlic' cheese pizza. They coat the tray with honey and bake it into the dough when they cook the 'za.
Your taste buds can actually process more than one flavor at a time. Sweet & savory compliment eachother nicely sometimes.
I could have said you're getting offensive. That doesn't matter. I think it's a reasonable explanation, without proof obviously, but it's just an alternative. I also say it because I have a brother who's exact reasons for always ordering Hawaiian pizza is because he thinks it's "interesting". He also experiments with stuff while cooking and what he gets at restaurants. Usually things suck, but in the case of pineapples on pizza, it didn't suck, so he thought that meant it was good. Wouldn't be surprised if it works that way for a lot of people.
Sounds like it got rid of the sour part of pineapples that makes it not compliment pizza.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's good. But It's best not to drown your foods in sweetness. There's already so many foods out there that use that as a way to make people like something of low quality.
I'll stand by my point. There are many styles out there. Pineapple has become a standard topping in many parts of the country because the dominant style has become Midwest pizza, and pineapple works on that. But the more Italian your pizza style leans the less well pineapple works.
This is true. Every time I put a dorito in my mouth I consider the amount of scientific r&d that went into fooling me to believe the corn I'm eating is good...
Shit is wack, yo. Read up on it, it's amazing what we still eat/call 'food'.
Yea I know lm just day drinking and being a salty bitch. I like pineapple 'za, tho. Honestly the ham would put the sodium over the top for me b4 the bitterness/sweetness of the pineapple.
I don't have the constitution to eat mammal meat anymore, tho so it's been forever since I've ordered the shit.
I think authenticity is important sometimes. People who think it's never important kind of piss me off.
That doesn't mean I'm not willing to severely fuck up a traditional dish though.
>People with a decent palate will think it's stupid but if that's what you want to do with your own food, then feel free.
lmao. did you think you were subtle in the sucking of your own cock?
I don't know that people are too 'skittish.' I think when people get the idea to order a pizza, it's because they already know exactly what they want. When the idea pops in my head that I'm craving pizza, I generally want something greasy and salty so I get pepperoni and sausage and I don't usually stray from that. I'm not SCARED to try a new pizza, it's just that I already know exactly what I want.
I love pineapple on certain pizzas.
I have a good friend, who's judgement I never would have trusted if I didn't know him so well, that introduced me to the Pineapple-Feta- Black Olive - Anchovy pizza. Fucking delicious.
>fucking your moms tight puss
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>sour part of pineapples that makes it not compliment pizza.
it compliments the ham. sounds like you just don't like pineapple and you're on some crusade against it.
>a well-seasoned corn chip is suddenly no longer food and makes you fat
stop eating a whole bag of doritos instead of just a few and maybe that won't happen
> Marshmallows suck in any application, so they are irrelevant.
Ngga what? Bakefag here, marshmallow fondant is great. So is toasted marshmallow fluff in a lot of recipies. Marshmallow makes a good base for tons of pies and pastries and If you don't put marshmallow I'm your ambrosia pudding you're doing it wrong.
Rate this pineapple to ham to pizza ratio.
This is a real pizza I got from a place down the street a few years ago.
pineapple chunks are way too big. I like it chopped thinly and more spread out so there's some surprise crunch and le burst of epik flavor.
I don't see how just getting a big mouthful of pineapple would be good.
>marshmallows suck in any application
>marshmallows are excellent on cakes and pi-
>NO IT DOESN'T COUNT
kill urself my man
yeah I would suggest trying one again somewhere else that uses fresh pineapple. those pineapples also look canned, judging by the pale color and shit. also yeah, would be ideal if they sliced them more carefully so you aren't essentially just eating pineapples and then some pizza to go with it.
Best pizza topping combo is sausage, onion, and green/red peppers. And when i say sausage I mean actual Italian sausage links sliced. Pic related isn't the best representation but whatever. I would say add mushrooms but they always get too soggy on pizza and have a weird texture because of it.
Not entirely. Our English (lamb with mint jelly, the penchant for relishes) and German (sauerbraten, pork cooked with apple) roots have something to do with it. Also Chinese immigrants have had an influence on American taste over the last century, and they have no fear about mixing sweet and savory.
Also triangular trade made molasses a common ingredient in early American cooking back when spices other than mace were pretty hard to come by. So classic colonial dishes like baked beans leaned toward the sweet side because onions, fatback and molasses were what they had to work with.
More recently the cheapness of both sugar and HFCS combined with the popularity of fast/convenience foods have made the sweet and savory thing even more ubiquitous. Children grow up dunking nuggets in honey mustard and using BBQ sauce as a condiment.
tl;dr Americans are way into the sweet and savory thing, but we didn't invent it.
You've got to be kidding. Just about every cuisine combines sweet and savory.
Classic European roasted meat dishes often combine sweet fruits with savory meat: the traditional French Duck with Orange sauce, for example. Fatty meats like pork, duck and goose are often roasted with prunes, apples or similar all over Europe. The British serve Lamb (and sometimes wild boar) with sweet mint jelly. Wild game is traditionally served with marmalade or jelly. The same are frequent additions to gravy served with roasted meats. The tomatoes used in Italian cooking contain a lot of sugar, and often times more sugar is added to the sauce. Thai cooking specifically seeks out all 5 tastes in most dishes, sweet and savory included. Mirin (a special kind of sweetened sake) is very common in Japanese cooking and is used in countless savory dishes. Many Chinese meat-based dishes have sweet sauces, and I don't mean only the Westernized ones. In fact all over Asia you see a combination of sweet-and-savory because the idea of a "balance of flavors" derives from traditional Asian philosophy/religion (yin-yang, Confucius). Southern Indian curries are often sweet due to the use of coconut milk, and that has been copied all over Asia as well. The list goes on...
Bourdain is such a fucking hack.
I think he meant he didn't put additional pineapples on it for the picture given that the amount is at a laughable level.
Why are dipshits so smug about their toppings? Just accept that most people don't like the thought of mixing fruit and cheese. Last thing I want in my mouth when eating drunk food is something fruity.