Hawaiian Spaghetti Recipe Draws Strong Criticism Online: ‘An Insult To Italian Food’

Hawaiian Spaghetti Recipe Draws Strong Criticism Online: ‘An Insult To Italian Food’

If you’ve ever been to Italy, you’ve probably noticed: ordering a Hawaiian pizza or a ham and pineapple pizza is unfinished† You will be asked to choose something else or even drop the case. British food writer Lorna Cooper has decided to go a step further: in the BBC’s normally well-reviewed food column, she featured Recipe for a Hawaiian Noodle.

Cooper calls it “a family pasta recipe that makes the most of canned food.” The ingredient list includes pineapple, ham, garlic and butter. Reactions to this product are not bad. Someone on social networks defines the recipe as “an insult to Italian cuisine.” With another user it sounds again that “the BBC has declared war on Italy.” The Hawaiian Noodle Recipe can also only count on a meager 1.5 out of 5 star rating, where the BBC food section generally does much better.


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Pineapple in pasta is like spaghetti with salami and jam: it’s just not tasty

Pepe Giacomazza

Italian chef Peppe Giacomazza, from La Botte di Genk, tries to explain the hype on social media. “Of course, it is not for me to judge. But I would say: try it yourself at home to prove it. So you quickly understand the negative reactions that people give to the recipe. Actually, it’s a bit like spaghetti with salami and jam: it’s just not tasty. Pineapple, according to Peppe, belongs rather to desserts, not to pasta. For example, it can be delicious with vanilla ice cream or you can also toast it.

There has also been quite a stir regarding the issue of pineapple on pizza. For example, the team at the Amuni pizzeria in Bruges has already claimed that the pineapple and pizza pairing is real. Do not go used to be. “No, pineapples don’t really go on our pizza,” they said when asked for the perfect pizza recipe. “People have already been killed in Naples for less.”

But judge for yourself if this pineapple makes your pasta or pizza tastier. Or just not.

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