Merry Christmas, Everyone! The Christmas kiwi is brought to you once more!
On this fine day, I wanted to wish you all a happy time…and I wanted to depart the regular Christmas food over-indulgence craziness (when combined with the excessive spending on gifts most people don’t really need it is all pretty disgusting when you think about it!) to reflect on pizza.
I had a pizza in a restaurant recently which had the following toppings…chorizo, prawns, squid, anchovies, tomatoes, aubergine/eggplant, red onion and of course mozzarella. There was also a little black pepper ground on the top.
The ensemble piece was nice enough but I couldn’t help reflect that less is sometimes more. Prawns, squid and aubergine do not really taste of much at all and I felt they did not really belong on the pizza…the taste was provided by the anchovies, onion, chorizo and tomatoes which could have been there without the others.
When the same three toppings do not provide much in the way of texture to the experience either I thought that the chef really did need to calm down a bit. To continue the Christmas theme, it is a bit like wishing you hadn’t invited certain members of the family round because they inevitably cause a scene and spoil the occasion for everyone else. 🙂
Anyone got any favourite topping combos? How about Christmas pizza toppings that work?