A wise man once noted that “you can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all the time.” This is certainly true when it comes to the debate of whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. Few arguments have brought about more contention than any other. Today, we examine the different points of view in this argument in hopes of better understanding the differing perspectives.
The main detractors of pineapple as a viable pizza topping are those who believe that the dish is a sacred institution and should not be hampered by the fruit that comes to us by way of Hawaii. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and five-star chef Gordon Ramsey have both voiced their contention toward this topping, saying that the flavor clashes with the natural acidity found in marinara sauce. Many purists insist that pepperoni, mushrooms, and sausages are the only way to go.
Of course, there are always two sides to every debate, and on the other side of the coin, as it were, are those who insist that pineapple is one of the best things to happen to pizza since its creation in the 1800s. These fans say that the combination of melted mozzarella with the cold pineapple makes for a one-two punch of flavor that simply cannot be topped by any other combination. Besides, pineapple contains several nutrients that are beneficial for indigestion and inflammation. With ardent supporters of the topping including Dwayne “The Rock '' Johnson, you could say that it’s one ingredient that really lays the smackdown on flavor.
For those who have been wary about trying this topping of contention on a pizza pie, we have this offering to make–the Hawaiian Pizza from Russo’s. We create a masterclass of flavor with our combination of pineapple, Wisconsin mozzarella, and Canadian bacon, all merging with our signature sauce to offer a taste that’s unmatched. If you’ve never tried pineapple on pizza or have been a long-time detractor, give this recipe a shot; it might just change your mind.
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