Wednesday, October 17, 2007

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I posit that jalapeños and pineapple are the greatest possible pizza topping combination.

[cross-posted at cVillain]

17 Comments:

Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

You're mad.

17/10/07 4:22 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

(I mean unless the "pineapples" you are talking about are some sort of cured meat.)

17/10/07 4:23 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

You're made

I pictured you saying this with a steely-eyed seriousness. Most excellent!

As for the meat request, I'm getting a lot of that at the cross-posted version. My response from there:

Hmm. Lots of requests for meat. I have this theory, not fully flushed out, that people who are ordering pizza overestimate the amount of meat they want.

My empirical research took place during my teen years when I made pizzas at a local joint in Richmond. Every night we had two "crew pies" to feed the employees. It was inevitably requested that one pie be meat-based, and the other plain cheese. However, I noticed that most people tended to take one meat slice and one plain cheese, which, in a population of mixed meat- and non-meat-eaters, depleted the cheese-slice reserves long before the meat pizza went away. End result: hungry vegetarian employees, staring at a meat pizza they're simply not going to eat.

My solution, when in charge of the crew pies: one pie, half-veggie/half-meat, and one cheese pie. Discuss.

17/10/07 4:40 PM  
Anonymous bitchphd said...

Pineapple is excellent and meat is way overrated. I'm not a fan of the jalapeno, however, as peppers go. But the basic concept is excellent.

17/10/07 7:38 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Why is pineapple, alone among the fruits, used as a pizza topping? Why do we not see deep-dish raspberry pies or Sicialian mango? I am betting it is because that would not taste good. But pineapple somehow slipped under the radar. Sneaky.

17/10/07 8:46 PM  
Anonymous bitchphd said...

Uh, like, tomato is a fruit.

18/10/07 12:29 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

On my way home from work, I was thinking that thinly sliced apples and cheddar might be good on a pizza. Maybe with a white base.

18/10/07 12:35 AM  
Blogger heebie-geebie said...

There's a frozen pizza topped with apples and gorgonzola cheese available at the local grocery store here. It's their high-end line. It's delicious.

I also like spinach on a pizza. And banana peppers. But pineapple and jalapenos is good too. Hell, put the whole kitchen sink on a pizza as far as I'm concerned.

18/10/07 9:50 AM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

the whole kitchen sink on a pizza

Mmm, crunchy...

18/10/07 2:46 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

That apple pizza sounds awesome, heebie. Noted: when in heebieville, find apple-gorgonzola pizza.

19/10/07 2:32 AM  
Anonymous teofilo said...

Jalapenos sound suboptimal as pizza toppings, but green chile is delicious on pizza. Mmmm.

19/10/07 2:14 PM  
Blogger Stanley said...

Pepperist!

(But yeah, that does sound good, actually.)

19/10/07 2:30 PM  
Blogger Ben Wolfson said...

A friend of mine once made habanero-pineapple infused vodka. It was really good.

21/10/07 2:56 AM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

All your talk of apples and cheese led me to serve sliced apples and brie with dinner last night. It was a good idea. (They were not enpizza'd, but to tell the truth that sounds pretty good too -- I would totally try that.)

21/10/07 8:18 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

wolfson: That vodka sounds really good, and I don't normally like vodka that much.

TMK: Huzzah, apples and brie. My best friend served this encrusted brie at his wedding reception. No idea how the caterer pulled it off, but it was excellent. Mmm...encrusted.

21/10/07 3:46 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

Speaking of brie...

22/10/07 12:04 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

So I'm sort of late in the game here-havne't checked your blog in awhile-but I had a pizza called the Vermont at a restaurant up ere in Clarendon...it had slices of green apple, carmelized onions, and I think smoked mozzarella cheese? It was actually pretty good. Man, now I want to make a pizza tonight!

23/10/07 1:51 PM  

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