冰島總統言論惹爭議 只因太討厭鳳梨披薩


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Pineapple-topped pizzas leave the president of Iceland cold. 鳳梨餡兒的披薩無法討得冰島總統的歡心。

In fact, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson says if he could, he’d pass a law banning pineapple from being used as pizza topping in his country. 事實上,古德尼•約翰內松表示,如果可以的話,他會通過一項法律禁止用鳳梨做披薩餡兒。

Jóhannesson made the saucy comments to a group of high school students in the town of Akureyri, according to Iceland magazine, 據《冰島雜誌》稱,約翰內松對阿克雷里鎮的一群中學生發表了此番傲慢言論。

One of the students asked Jóhannesson his opinion on this cheesy topic and he didn’t mince words, according to Visier, an Icelandic language news website. 冰島語新聞網站Visier報導,其中一名學生詢問約翰內松對鳳梨披薩的看法,而他直言不諱。

The president told the student he was firmly opposed to pineapple on pizzas. He added, perhaps with a tongue in his cheek (not a pineapple), that it is only the fact that he’s not allowed to pass laws that is keeping him from banning it entirely. 約翰內松對該學生表示,他堅決反對在披薩里加鳳梨。也許是出於玩笑,他還說,自己沒有完全禁止鳳梨披薩的原因是他無法通過這樣的法律。

“I do not have the power to make laws which forbid people to put pineapples on their pizza. I am glad I do not hold such power. Presidents should not have unlimited power…I would not want to live in such a country. For pizzas, I recommend seafood.” “我沒有權力制定禁止人們把鳳梨放在披薩上的法律。我也很高興自己沒有這種權力。總統不應擁有無限的權力……我不想要生活在這樣的國家裡。對於披薩來說,我推薦海鮮口味的。”

He also clarified he doesn’t hate pineapple all the time, just on pizza. 約翰內松還澄清道,他並不總是討厭鳳梨,只是討厭披薩里的。

Jóhannesson’s issues against pineapple gets sympathy from Giacomo Pizzigoni, who owns Ambrogio15 pizzeria in San Diego. 約翰內松抵制鳳梨的言論得到了Giacomo Pizzigoni的同情,他是聖地牙哥Ambrogio15披薩店的老闆。

“I feel chefs should be free to experiment, but I think pineapple is a horrible topping for pizza,” he told HuffPost by email. “It is extremely sweet, and what’s worse is that it is served over tomato sauce. Red sauce does not go well with sweet ingredients. 他寫郵件告訴《赫芬頓郵報》,“我認為廚師有進行嘗試的自由,但依我之見,鳳梨是一種非常爛的披薩餡兒。鳳梨太甜了,更糟糕的是還要配上番茄醬。番茄醬和甜味的食材十分不搭調。”

For the record, pineapple-topped pizza originated not in Honolulu, but in London, Ontario, according to Atlas Obscura. 阿特拉斯奇妙之旅官網稱,據記載,鳳梨餡兒披薩的發源地並不是火奴魯魯,而是加拿大安大略省倫敦市。

Back in 1962, restaurant owner Sam Panopoulos decided to mix ham with canned pineapple on his pie to see how it would taste. 1962年,餐館老闆Sam Panopoulos決定將火腿、鳳梨罐頭和餡餅搭配在一起,試試味道如何。

“People said ‘You are crazy to do this,'” Panopoulos told the website. To the surprise of many, it became a hit. Panopoulos對該網站稱,“人們說’你這麼做是瘋了。”令許多人大跌眼鏡的是,這種食物廣受歡迎。