The creator of Hawaiian pizza has died aged 83


Even the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appreciated the recipe of pizza created by Sam Panapolous. “I have a pineapple. I have a pizza. And I stand behind this delicious Southwestern Ontario creation,” he said. The Hawaiian pizza became one of the most popular pizzas in the world. But however pineapples in pizza don’t satisfy everybody. It’s notorious, a reader-created post on BuzzFeed even called it “the most insulting and offensive pizza in the world.” Even after 55 years, earlier in 2017, one of its critics, the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, told a group of high school students that he would ban pineapple as a pizza topping if he could. (Apparently it was a joke, later he declared he would not like to live in a country where the leader could ban anything he or she didn’t like). Panopoulos migrated in Canada in 1954.

His first exposure to pizza was in Naples. He  didn’t know anything about pizza’s history but he found it pretty tasty. And he achieved success opening a restaurant.


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