Greek-born businessman Sam Panopoulos died a few days ago at the age of 83. He was the guy credited with inventing the Hawaiian pizza back in the sixties… although whether you can call dropping a few chunks of tropical fruit onto a ham pizza as invention is up for debate.
Having said that, Hawaiian was my favourite pizza for a long time, and I don’t really understand the hate it gets. It’s sweet, it’s savoury – what’s not to like? I can think of a dozen toppings that are more head-scratching than pineapple. Broccoli anyone? You’re kidding me, right?
Rest in peace, sir, and I hope your family does the right thing and serves a few slices at the wake.