Hawaiian Pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos has died

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:15 pm    Post subject: Hawaiian Pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos has died

https://www.eater.com/2017/6/10/15776150/hawaiian-pineapple-pizza-sam-panopoulos

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Hawaiian Pizza Inventor Sam Panopoulos Has Died
The Greek-Canadian introduced the much-loved, much-maligned pineapple topping to millions

Sam Panopoulos, the Greek immigrant who invented the canned-pineapple-topped Hawaiian pizza, has died at the age of 83. Panopoulos, a Greek immigrant to Canada, owned several restaurants in Ontario and is credited with introducing the much-loved, much-maligned pizza topping to diners back in 1962.

At the time, as Panopoulos said during a 2015 interview, pizza was not a well-known dish in the region, and it proved a difficult sell at first. “Along the way, we threw some pineapples on it and nobody liked it at first,” Panopoulos told a CBC interviewer in February of this year. “But after that, they went crazy about it. Because those days nobody was mixing sweets and sours and all that.”

Panopoulos re-entered the spotlight earlier this year after the president of Iceland expressed his disdain for Hawaiian pizza, joking that he would ban the dish from the nation if he could. (Panopoulos’ response to the controversy expressed the “blunt honesty” extolled in his obituary: “Listen, I don’t get nothing out of it,” Panopoulus said. “He can do whatever he wants as far as I’m concerned.”)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject:

RIP Thank you for your contribution

YES, I like pineapples on pizza... this is coming from someone who prefers many of his food to be plain
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject:

I'm divided on this, from an ethnic perspective. My Italian genes are angry at the cultural appropriation, while my Hawaiian genes are displeased with the inauthenticity of the Hawaiian cuisine. It can't be Hawaiian, not unless you add some grilled spam, and maybe sliced Maui onion. Crazy haoles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:54 pm    Post subject:

i occasionally enjoy pineapple on pizza, ask me anything
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject:

I never got the stigma against pineapple on pizza

let people eat what they like!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:05 am    Post subject:

RIP, but it's disgusting. And I'm a fan of sweet and savory food combos.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject:

A chicken, bacon and pineapple pizza is so good
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