No, not the people! The Pizza! Yup, that odd little pie that is both sweet and salty, is, well, Canadian… we think. According to Wikipedia (the online encyclopedia), Hawaiian pizza was invented by a man named Sam Panopoulos in the 1960’s.
Sam claims that his restaurant, Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, was the first to serve a pizza with ham, cheese, tomato, and pineapple. He and his brother Nick worked together for 50 years building off the reputation of their Hawaiian pizza. Sam was quoted in the London Press defending his reputation of being the inventor of Hawaiian pizza by simply stating, “What do you mean I might have? – I did!”
Some interesting facts about pizza:
The largest pizza ever was recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1990 at the Norwood Pick 'n Pay hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was 37.4 meters in diameter and was made using 500 kg of flour, 800 kg of cheese, and 900 kg of tomato puree.
The most expensive pizza ever created was made by the restaurateur Domenico Crolla and sold at an auction for over $3000USD.Ingredients on the pizza included sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish
smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac, and champagne-soaked caviar. YUM!