I had to laugh at the latest political (or should that be gastronomic?) upset in New Zealand.
Many think putting pineapple on pizza is disgusting and an affront to Italian cuisine.
However, the Prime Minister of New Zealand has faced calls for impeachment over his chosen pizza toppings; pineapple and perhaps more controversially tinned spaghetti.
He wrote: "Cooked dinner for the family last night - like if you agree with tinned spaghetti on pizza!"
However, he later conceded the pizza was "soggy", writing: "I drained off some of the liquid but not quite enough since pizza was a bit soggy in the middle. Goes well with pineapple."
One outraged Facebook user responded: “Can’t believe you posted this. Not being a pizza snob or anything but assume that you have sampled real pizza at least once in your life?”
One commentator said he was considering voting for the opposition party because of the pizza controversy, writing: "I might vote Labour now Bill. This is like s----ing on Italy."
There's more at the link.
I have a certain sympathy for the Prime Minister. After all, I grew up in another former British colony, where food was . . . different. I've lost count of the number of times I've eaten tinned spaghetti on toast (American readers will know them as Spaghetti-o's, but ours were strands rather than circles), sometimes with an egg cracked into them and stirred up as it scrambled along with the tomato sauce. Another favorite was baked beans on toast, also with an egg cracked into them from time to time. Delicious - but not what American palates are used to. Miss D. gives me very strange looks when I threaten to make them for her, and actively discourages me from even thinking about it!