• Pizza History in the U.S. : The True Origin of Hawaiian Pizza

    1 month ago - By Passionate Foodie

    Do you like pineapple on your pizza? This topping generates much passion, both for and against its inclusion on pizza. No other topping seems to cause such controversy. So, what led someone to first decide to add pineapple to a pizza, creating a Hawaiian Pizza?
    The most widely accepted origin tale, and which is rarely contested, is that a Canadian invented Hawaiian pizza in 1962. However, that isn't the truth. Hawaiian Pizza existed for at least five years before its alleged invention in 1962.
    First, let's examine the popular origin story. Sam Panopoulos, a Greek-born Canadian, operated...
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