Best Pizza Toppings?

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  1. Breaker

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    I like pizza, so do you. What do you like on yours??

    For me pepperoni, peppers, bacon, and maybe some onions thrown in there for extra kick.

    Plain cheese eaters will be looked down upon by everyone -- including themselves.
     
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    If I say anchovies can I look down on everybody else?
     
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  3. ollinger

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    Health advisory -- pepperoni alone approximately doubles the calories of a slice of pizza. Make mine regular cheese pizza.
     
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  4. LanEvo

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    i like supreme with no olives
     
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  5. r2473

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    A good cheese pizza is the best.

    Otherwise a Pizza Margherita.
     
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  6. fed_the_savior

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    ham+pineapple=my favorite
     
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  7. flyinghippos101

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    pepperoni
    peppers (either one)
    bacon
    sausage
    mushrooms (either one)

    Delicious!
     
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  8. pabletion

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    Cuattro stagioni for me, that is:

    Artichokes, mushrooms, ham and bacon.

    All homemade, of course. BTW, I make killer pizza ;)
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    My favourite has to be green olive and tomato - very tangy. Occasionally I'll do the usual pepperoni and mushroom or ham and pineapple. Every once in a while I like a pizza loaded with sour cream baked in (minus the onion and ground beef). I forgot...I like Greek as well.
     
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  10. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Jalapenos only.
     
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    Mushroom
    Onion
    Peppers
    Sausage
    Always top with garlic powder and red pepper flakes, if available.

    Get funky, (not necessarily all together...)

    Sliced tomato
    Roasted Garlic
    Goat Cheese
    Banana Peppers
    Rock Shrimp
    Basil
    Ground Beef
    Red Onion

    No,

    Pepperoni
    Bacon
    Olives

    Never,

    Spinach
    Broccoli
    Ham
    Pineapple
    Anchovy
     
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  12. super_forehand

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    OMG I thought I was the only one. Long tradition from my Italian family, my grandfather only ate 'alice' pizza (read anchovies). It is really extraordinary when its great thin crust, a thin layer of homemade tomato sauce, quality mozzarela and imported anchovie fillets. Wow, i need one right now!!

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    Congratulations on your exquisite taste!
     
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  13. ODYSSEY Mk.4

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    pineapple that is all
     
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    Hammy and the pine!!!! cheese of course
     
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    Clam & bacon, no "moots", olive oil, oregano..... New Haven style!!!

    BTW, Frank Pepe's on Wooster St. beats Sally's.
     
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  16. CanadianChic

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    What is a moot?
     
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  17. rommil

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    You live in the Elm city?
     
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  18. Breaker

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    Taste advisory -- pepperoni alone approximately doubles the deliciousness of a slice of pizza. :)

    I'll have to try the ham/pineapple one day, can't get through the mental block of eating fruit on top of cheese though. A lot of these look good though I'll have to try them as well.

    Except anchovies, no one can ever convince me they were meant to be an edible substance.
     
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  19. heycal

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    This is a bald-faced (or is 'bold-faced'?) lie. An out and out falsehood. I happened to conduct a taste comparison between these two places within the last six months, and Sally's is better. My companion agreed.

    Next case!

    Exactly. Let's get something straight, people. Fruit is not acceptable on pizza, neither are most vegetables. In fact, here is a handy rule of thumb: if they weren't putting it on pizza 40 years ago, it's a bogus topping that belongs nowhere near a pizza.
     
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  20. super_forehand

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    Its a bit of an acquired taste, kind of like sushi, certain cheeses, capers (heated up on olive oil on baked salmon).

    But once that first slice goes into your mouth with that unique burst of salty tasty anchovy, you wont ever forget it. You will eventually want to have it again in a random day a few years later, and that will keep happening until in a few years time you are taking your own anchovy to the restaurants for them to make your pizza with (me lol).

    Add an honest bottle of cabernet sauvignon, and by God nothing can really top that.

    If you still hungry, Italian recipe tiramisu with imported ingredients from Italy including nutmeg, and you're talking the best food you will ever eat in your life.

    Of course, you gotta get started on your 5 year anchovy break in first lol.
     
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  21. 120mphBodyServe

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    Ground beef, bacon/ham, pepperoni/hot salami...
    Spicy tomato sauce with some chilli, onions, sun dried tomatoes, capsicum (thats what we call red bell peppers in Australia), mushrooms, jalapenos, sliced green olives, PINEAPPLE!!!!
    Pineapple is the best thing to happen to Pizza and everyone who says otherwise can jump off a cliff.
    Cheese.. 50% Mozarella 50% Boccocini...
    Oh and before you put the cheese on i suppose u could finely dice some roasted garlic and scatter that over the top, and also some finely diced chillis (without the seeds)
    That's all I can think of...
     
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  22. heycal

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    You are a sick, sick man. Why don't you put a banana and some granny smith's on top of your so-called "pizza" while you're at it?
     
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  23. Photoshop

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    pepperoni
    italian sausage
    lots of onions
    lots of black olives
    mushrooms

    onion/pineapple combo is surprisingly good.
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  24. Breaker

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    While we're at it how about replacing the tomato sauce with applesauce, makes as much sense to me :idea:
     
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    Pepperoni.
     
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    Regular slice of cheese pizza for me. I personally like cheese pizza that has a bit of zing in the sauce!
     
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    no, no, no... pineapple has no deal being near a pizza. I mean, it doesnt taste bad, but, no, thats not a pizza.

    The simpler, the better. A good dough with a simple, uncooked real tomato sauce and quality mozzarela, some basil, drizzled with EV olive oil and a little parmigiano regiano......... thats a culinary orgasm right there.
     
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  28. heycal

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    Sure, why not? We'll top it with some glazed donut holes from D and D and we'll have ourselves one heck of a tasty pizza!
     
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  29. baek57

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    it's not pizza if it doesn't have pepperoni to me.
     
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    What the heck is a moot already? The only moot I know is moot point. Wow. I feel a little dumb right now. Carry on............
     
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  31. kimbahpnam

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    Hawaiian (ham/pineapple)
    Italian sausage
    Supreme


    mix those three any way you'd like and it'd still be fantastic
     
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    Count me in. My favourite is: Pizza alla Romana (atleast that is what I call it): tomato sauce, anjovis, black olives, sliced tomatoes, oregano and cheese.
     
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    Hawaiian (ham and pineapple) rocks, add chicken, bacon, mushrooms and BBQ sauce onto it and it's heavenly. mmmm.
     
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  34. Gorecki

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    spinach for extra strenght!
     
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    Why don't you shut up and try it, and quit being a jerk????
     
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    oooohhhh, fighting words! overheard while waiting in the interminable line at sally's:

    man #1: what, you gotta be in da mob to get some service 'round here?​
    man #2: ...it don't help. trust me.​
    my vote goes to the spinach, eggplant & garlic pizza, light on the mootz. i know it won't be popular, though. i once brought a green pepper pizza to a tw-mac meet, to everyone's horror. it was actually called "a waste of a good pizza."
     
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  37. dave333

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    Give me everything. Bacon, onions, peppers, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms.

    Yum.

    Living near New Haven lets me go have Pepe's pretty often (usually stick with simpler stuff there), and I can try funky stuff like mashed potatoes with bacon at Bar Pizza.
     
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    oh, bar! omg. the nostalgic pang i feel right now is just paralyzing. is there still the carry-out pizza place on state street? i can't remember the name...
     
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  39. bulldawg

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    italian sausage, onion, pepperoni
     
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    In my experience, those women who run Sally's are awful, just awful... But their pizza is better than Pepe's.

    Sounds like a waste of a good pizza.

    My little gal pal tried to take me to this "Bar pizza" place, and I instinctively said "no, I want to go to Sally's or Pepe's", perhaps because my instincts told me it was the kind of place that served mashed potatoes and bacon as toppings...​
     
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  41. mtommer

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    Ahhhhhhh, pizza!

    My ideal....

    Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Ham, Tomatoe, Green Peppers, Onions (preferably red), Pineapple or I'll just take a Super Supreme deep dish from Pizza Hut with the appropriate substitutions and additional toppings. Mmmmmm......luv Pizza Hut.
     
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    Pepperoni, Anchovies and black olives and extra cheese for me.

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    What was people thinking? pinneaple on pizza? That sounds like a brittish monarchy invention, it is a NO NO for me.

    If I wanted to eat healthy I wouldnt eat pizza.
     
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  44. heycal

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    I'd rather top my pizza with Codex Alimentarius and Koala bears, you kangaroo kicker!
     
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    You didn't know that tomatoes and tomato sauces are actually fruits? :) How many people remember learning about this in biology class?
     
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    That is a bald faced (or is it bold faced?) lie put out by the Fruit Industry. (FI).
     
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    And watermelon is a vegetable:

    According to Webster’s dictionary a vegetable is anything made or obtained from plants (2004). Watermelon is a
    member of the cucurbitaceae plant family of gourds (classified as Citrullus Lantus), related to the cucumber, squash,
    and pumpkin (Maynard, 2001). It is planted from seeds or seedlings, harvested, and then cleared from the field like
    other vegetables. Since watermelon is grown as a vegetable crop using vegetable production systems, watermelon is
    considered a vegetable (Wolford, 2004)
     
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    (the only time I'd eat 'fruit' on pizza; otherwise, bogus-city)

    heycal, a sidebar to the Frank Pepe v. Sally question: whether you like Sally's or Pepe's, Pepe's does put out a 'white clam pie' (get it with the bacon topping--NEVER with "mootz") that is kickin'. Their clams are consistantly of good--not gritty--quality.



    CC, the "moot" was referring to mozzzarella or "mootz" (in the local dialect) since that previous post contained a "New Haven" (Connecticut) reference as well: New Haven-style pizza considers "mootz" to be a topping; a regular pizza there simply consists of tomato sauce, garlic/oregano with a little parmesian or pecorino-romano cheese sprinkled on top.

    Local slang for pizza 'round these parts (and New Haven as well) is pronounced "ah-beets" (short for "apizza")
     
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  49. cucio

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    Pizza Amore: mozzarella, slices of fresh tomato instead of tomato sauce, sliced onion, sliced leek, diced boiled artichoke, sprinkled with diced mascarpone cheese.

    Pineapple and ham is fine, it is like a drop of strawberry jam over a pâté toast or a bit of apple confiture together with pork roast, a touch of fruity flavor that only uncultured barbarians are unable to appreciate (yet they love to mix cheese and coke).
     
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  50. dParis

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    That is redundant.


    I enjoy reading about these provincial pizzas. Sometimes I forget that there is pizza outside of Chicago and usually disappointment ensues when I expect it outside of the region. But I do enjoy the odd, well prepared 'exotic' pie when in Rome.
     
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