Horror of Horrors!

I never thought I’d find myself in agreement with Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, but when they met for lunch at a New York pizzeria during the latter’s much ballyhooed “One Nation” bus tour of famous U.S. heritage sites like Gettysburg and the Liberty Bell in Phily, they inhaled their ‘za with a knife and fork.

For doing so, they’ve been accused of being overly effete and precious and therefore un-American. But when I eat pizza I prefer to use a knife and fork too. Of course, being Canadian, I’m, by definition, un-American. So maybe critics are on to something with Caribou Barbie and the Trumpster.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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7 thoughts on “Horror of Horrors!”

  1. Did you see the Daily Show bit on this? Hilarious. The fork and knife bit are not a big deal to me, but seriously? You’re in NY where there are dozens of restaurants known for their pizza and you took her to a chain?!?

  2. @3: I hate to tell you this, but northerners *love* chains and malls. Everytime I went on a conference to the south with my fellow northerners, they would swarm to the malls and box stores (even to Wal-Mart, which is north of 60), and they’d always want to eat at a chain restaurant. By choice!

    Not me, never me. Especially to Wal-Mart!

  3. I like to eat it that way too. But then, I’m eating Regina-Style Pizza, which is huge and heavy and has a tendency to fall apart. They are in New York, where most pizza is paper-thin, and easier to eat with your fingers without making a mess.
    Still, if you don’t like getting flour and grease and cheese on your fingers (I sure don’t), a fork is the way to go. So there.
    DAMN IT NOW I WANT PIZZA.

  4. @ Madeline – not in NY though. Besides, part of the experience there is the local stuff. I do hate chains though.

  5. The reason people in Regina eat pizza with a knife and fork is because they have to – it should hardly be called pizza at all, more like half-baked dough with too much of everything on top. A proper pizza is much thinner (therefore easy to eat with one hand), and as a result – believe it or not – it’s much tastier. The thinness of the crust and pared-back toppings lends a subtlety that’s goes amiss in most Western-Canadian/mid-Western American pies. I am withholding my name for fear of reprisal from those Reginans who hold their (faux) pizza dear. Though I know they’re wrong (deeply, profoundly wrong) I just don’t have it in me to argue with them.

  6. The New York style is definitely good, with flavourful sauce and toppings, and a simple, minimalist approach. But our style is good too. Beats the hell out of Domino’s and Pizza 73 (for example), who have thinner styles but lack flavour and use their cardboard boxes to make their crust.

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