Tuesday, October 16, 2007


People who use the words "fresh tomatoes" on a pizza can be divided into three essentially equal groupings. The first two groups are essentially the same. They are people who want tomatoes that have not been canned, frozen or dried, but do not intend to comment on how they should be prepared along with the pizza. As two groupings, they ultimately divide into the people who decide they want them baked on top and those that want them put on after the rest of the pizza is baked.

Fair enough.

The third group is the one that somehow managed to avoid learning what fresh means in the English language and when asked when they should placed on the pizza take on the most condescending tone to inform one that they should be "Fresh!"

Apparently, on their world, "fresh" means not cooked, such as the way that when restaurants, such as, I dunno, Anthony's, say they have "fresh fish", they are telling you that they serve sashimi.

And, just a question... Is there one single pizza restaurant in the whole of North America that if you order "sausage" without any specification at all defaults to anything other than the same sausage they would give you if you ordered "Italian sausage"?

I'm not sure I've ever seen any other sausages even offered... Personally, I think something with an Andouille with maybe some hot peppers, something like that, would be quite tasty.

But that's neither here nor there... Every time I've ever ordered "sausage" on a pizza, the meat that arrived to me was, more or less, spiced in a fashion I'd describe as "Italian". So, why, why, why is there a contingent of people who need to freak out and confirm and double confirm the type of sausage they'll be getting?


Jonathan Lapper said...

I've never seen this movie. It sounds cool. Real fresh-like.

Neil Sarver said...


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