Episode 001: The Hawaiian Controversy

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In the show’s pilot episode Angel and Mik explore the controversy brought upon by one pizza: the Hawaiian pizza. Join us as we explore the origins, pros, and cons of all things Hawaiian pizza. Is Hawaiian pizza really from Hawaii? Can science shed light into the debate? Why does Angel love Hawaiian pizza so much?


00:00 Opening Song

00:43 Angel gets personal about pineapples

04:59 Show introduction

06:06 History of pineapples

17:15 Pineapple facts

25:36 Pineapple science

31:58 History of the Hawaiian pizza

42:16 The controversy of Hawaiian pizza

50:30 What’s on your palette?


Resources from today’s episode:

Blame Canada for Pineapple on Pizza” by Merideth Bethune

Canadian Sam Panopoulos created the Hawaiian pizza” by Tom Hawthorn

Do Hawaiians Eat Hawaiian Pizza? Plus, a Little History” by Sarah DiGregorio

Everything You Want to Know About Pineapples” By Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Gordon Ramsay Just Shut Down The Pineapple Pizza Debate” by Clara Herre ria

I'm Enraged By Peeps On Pizza And You Should Be Too” by Jenna Amatulli

Pineapple Pulling Is the Internet’s Newest Viral Fixation” by Greg Morabito

Pizza” by YouGov

Science Says Pineapple and Savoury Food Works” by Hayley Morgan

Sotirios (Sam) Panopoulos” by Logan Evans Funeral Home

These Are The Most Popular Pizza Toppings In The U.S.” by Caroline Bologna

The History of Hawaiian Pizza” by Devon Scoble

The Internet's Debate Over Pineapple on Pizza Is Heating Up” by Raisa Bruner

The Man Who Invented Hawaiian Pizza Has Died” by Mahita Gajanan

The real story behind the world's most controversial type of pizza is an inspirational tale of international triumph” by Kate Taylor

The Top 10 Most Popular Pizza Toppings” by LIFE

You can get Disneyland's famous Dole Whip in Vancouver and WE'RE FREAKING OUT” by DH Vancouver Staff

About the show

Welcome to Smörgåsbord! A show where we explore the rituals, myths and all things strange about the world of food. Join the neverending silliness of hosts Angel and Mik as they discover strange rituals like bread and wine turning to the body and blood of a God, or holding carp as pets in bathtubs during Christmas.


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