Pizza Talk – Less is More Theory

We all love pizza, meaty, cheesy, veggie… the choice is yours but I don’t know even one person who has something against pizza as a general idea. It all depends what you top it with and when it comes to toppings, as it ended up, “less is more”… or so I was told!

We all love pizza, meaty, cheesy, veggie… the choice is yours but I don’t know even one person who has something against pizza as a general idea. It all depends what you top it with and when it comes to toppings, as it ended up, “less is more”… or so I was told!Ever since we started making our own pizza Mark has always reminded me that when it comes to pizza “less is more”… fine, whatever…. Now in my eyes “less is more” was always about the quantity of each type of topping and not about how many toppings there are as a whole. However after some seriously overloaded pizzas I had to admit he was right

A few weeks ago, I was making an order from our local pizza delivery place. We had company, we all fancied pizza and we didn’t fancy cooking, especially given that we only own one pizza stone so we can only cook one pizza at the time, thus making pizza for bunch of friends can often take almost the entire evening… conclusion, take away it was… I took it upon myself to make an order.

Well looking at the choices, which are rather good and being true to character I decided to go for the fully loaded option: cheese, tomato, onion, green pepper, hot salami, pepperoni, ham, beef, prawn, mushrooms and fresh tomato… the order was placed and then the nightmare began… no one wanted to eat the pizza I’d ordered!

Everyone wanted something simple like peperoni and pineapple or ham and onion… OMG, how boring is that!

I just couldn’t believe my choice of “everything” would be so unpopular! Apparently “less is more” works also when it comes to picking the total number of toppings… I was informed once more that less toppings = more defined flavours = better pizza… again OMG please tell me it can’t be true!

So using you all as a jury I ask you all, what do you think?

Does the “less is more” theory work for you when you think about pizza or are you a believer in the “fully loaded” like me?

I would really want to know what topping are on your favourite pizza, especially if you are incorrect and pick the “less is more” option 🙂