Did you know that it's a crime to eat pizza with ketchup?

@WiseGhots (14800)
January 31, 2019 7:22pm CST
If anyone asked you: what additional "sauce" do you eat your pizza? What would be your answer? So... If you answer that puts any type of sauce, you are - according to the Italians - commenting on a culinary crime. They are extremely fieis their cooking and say that pizza isn't eaten with any kind of extra sauce (you may even be frowned upon or scolded for it). I heard this from an Italian lady while I was waiting for my parents to come and pick me up by car. Can you believe that? How crazy is that?
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@Skychrome (109)
• Honduras
1 Feb 19
i have NEVER heard someone say they want ketchup for their pizza, but I have to agree that it is a culinary crime. Although it might be similar to how pineapple pizza seems to be frown upon by other people too.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
Pineapple with pizza... THAT's is a big culinary crime.
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• Honduras
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots I have been betrayed. Pineapple pizza is delicious!
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@Skychrome Oh, really? Ouch! I can't stand this mix.
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@JohnRoberts (113108)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Feb 19
I don't think I would like ketchup on pizza.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
For some people, this is so usual.
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@DianneN (199704)
• United States
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots No one I know ever put ketchup on a pizza.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@DianneN Me too. But some people do that.
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@MALUSE (62465)
• Germany
1 Feb 19
You'd better not travel to Italy and eat pizza with sauce in a restaurant. If you do, the waiters will throw you out!
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
That would be funny.
@LadyDuck (307183)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 19
@MALUSE Hot pizza is really hot. If you tried spaghetti Carbonara in the United States, pizza with ketchup would look like a delicacy.
@MALUSE (62465)
• Germany
2 Feb 19
@LadyDuck You don't have to travel so far. My husband and I went to an 'Italian' restaurant in London. He sent the pasta back, he couldn't eat it. It was overcooked and slimey.
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@hillhjill (21083)
• United States
1 Feb 19
I don't think I would like ketchup on my pizza, but I like to dip it in ranch.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
At the end, it's a matter of personal preference
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@hillhjill (21083)
• United States
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots yup pretty much.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@hillhjill But extra sauce on this looks at least weird.
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@RasmaSandra (36173)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Feb 19
Do you mean you have never heard of ketchup and eggs or having a scrambled egg topped pizza with a ketchup sauce???
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
In this case, yes... But not with pizza.
@RasmaSandra (36173)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots believe it or not it is really great. A pizza ready made crust topped with ketchup, topped with scrambled eggs and at times sausage or bacon, topped with cheddar cheese and it come out great
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@RasmaSandra Whoa! Italins could kill you in a second for doing this!
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@cintol (11377)
• United States
1 Feb 19
Ketchup?? Uh no, I don't think I could eat pizza with ketchup on it. I will stick to the original although I have had it with Alfredo before.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
Ketchup looks weird on pizza.
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@cintol (11377)
• United States
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots It probably tastes pretty weird on it too. Would you eat it??
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@cintol No.
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@sh2ker (421)
• Bury, England
1 Feb 19
I wouldn’t put ketchup on a pizza, it’s not needed there is already tomato sauce. I do like the dominos sauce that comes with the pizza especially for the crusts.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
This makes sense.
@sh2ker (421)
• Bury, England
2 Feb 19
@WiseGhots I find the crusts boring without any sauce.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
@sh2ker In this case, could work.
@SIMPLYD (91045)
• Philippines
1 Feb 19
I always put hot sauce on my pizza. It makes my pizza so delicious to eat when it is spicy, that's why. Pizzas are now being made in every country. We know that it emanated from the Italians. However, innovate our piiza versions.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
Some 'improvement" can't be good for specific people.
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@SIMPLYD (91045)
• Philippines
3 Feb 19
@WiseGhots Yeah specially the originators.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
3 Feb 19
• Santiago, Chile
1 Feb 19
I guess it was metaphorically. Maybe it is their tradition not to add something extra to the pizza, but every now and then people have different ways to eat the pizza. As for me, I would not add anything else but eating the whole thing and go for more. lol
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
Yeah, it was metaphorically. I just tried to create a cooler title for the question.
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• Santiago, Chile
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots I know, it was creative though!
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@jvicentevalera Thanks, buddy!
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@much2say (44516)
• United States
1 Feb 19
That would be a crime - yuck!
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
I kinda agree with you.
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@much2say (44516)
• United States
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots With ketchup, you might as well put some french fries on top too .
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
@much2say Oh, no!
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@florelway (14981)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Feb 19
I don't put catsup but sometime just a dip of hot sauce like Tabasco.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
If you like, go for it!
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@florelway (14981)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Feb 19
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@Hannihar (103990)
• Israel
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots I love pizza the way it is. I would feel I would be ruining it if I put ketchup or anything else on it.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
I understand you.
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@Hannihar (103990)
• Israel
3 Feb 19
@WiseGhots Thanks.
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@1hopefulman (45854)
• Canada
1 Feb 19
I have never ever wanted to add another sause to a pizza. However, there's no harm in trying it and if one likes it then why not? I think we should be free to eat food the way we like it. No, it is not a crime as far as I'm concerned.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
1 Feb 19
No, Felix. It was just a funny way to add a nice title to this question.
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@1hopefulman (45854)
• Canada
1 Feb 19
@WiseGhots I got it!
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@nela13 (37629)
• Portugal
2 Feb 19
I am not a big fan of ketchup
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
That's fine.
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• United States
2 Feb 19
i drizzle ranch or blue cheese on it occasionally..but ketchup would probably be too vinegary.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
Maybe.
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@LadyDuck (307183)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 19
I am Italian and I will say nothing, why to waste time explaining something you will never understand?
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
This makes a huge sense, Anna.
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• United States
2 Feb 19
I only add additional sauces if it is a cheap and not very tasty pizza. Usually I go with Tabasco sauce for the inexpensive frozen food variety. But if it is something like pizza rolls I might dip them in some chipotle ranch dressing. Again, this only applies to the cheap stuff. Any half decent pizza for me doesn't need anything added. I can't imagine ketchup on pizza being something I would like though. But more power to whoever eats their pizza that way I guess. I am not the kind of person to tell people how they should enjoy their food. XD
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
That's fine. It really depends.
@Moon24 (22641)
• Serbia
2 Feb 19
I can't imagine pizza without ketchup.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
Do you really like it so much?
@Janet357 (60999)
1 Feb 19
Haha well their style. Mine? I eat it with hot sauce.
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
That's fine.
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• United States
1 Feb 19
I don't think I have heard of anyone dipping in it ketchup, but I personally love to dip my pizza in ranch dressing . Yummy
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@WiseGhots (14800)
2 Feb 19
Yummy!