The first Hawaiian pizza was, apparently, created by a Greek immigrant who moved to Canada in 1954, a guy by the name of Sam Panopoulos. He owned a restaurant that mainly served burgers and fries, but he gradually ventured out into the fast-growing market of Pizza. Since its invention over 60 years ago (The Hawaiian), the debate about whether or not Pineapple belongs on the classic Italian dish has raged on over the decades, more recently with the likes of celebrity chefs such as foul-mouthed Gorden Ramsey screaming his views on the controversial combination back in 2017. “You don’t put fucking pineapple on pizza,” he said on The Nightly Show, his own TV talk show.

Another heated debate that doesn’t appear to be dying down any time soon is that of Mancunian Brothers, and Oasis legends, Noel and Liam Gallagher. Over the years, the pair have been very open about their dislike for each other, a public spat that has helped to keep this family feud fuelled for many years. The same feud that was also the biggest contributing factor to Oasis calling it a day. Noel and Liam fought backstage on tour in 2009 and Noel walked away. Both of them, often looking back in anger…

Noel Gallagher is currently running the promotional rounds in support of his latest EP, This Is The Place, with his band, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Formed back in 2010, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, have to date, released 3 studio albums, all of which landed Number One Chart positions on the UK weekly music charts.

Noel took some time to appear on the very popular YouTube series, Hot Ones - First We Feast, which is hosted by Chicago born hot sauce connoisseur, Sean Evans. A Simple concept series where Evans interviews celebrities as they try to make their way through some of the spiciest fried Chicken hot wings known to man whilst answering interview questions and having a general chat about various topics.

Gallagher admits he likes spicy food, but this could be a challenge for him. “I can see even by the labels on the sauce it’s about to start getting...there’s one with a fucking nuclear bomb on it...the fuck…” he says after downing just the first 2 wings. Each wing is fried with a hotter sauce than the last but the majority of guests usually make it to the final wing. Even if they do leave the studio with tears streaming down their faces and completely unable to talk.

Early on in the challenge, Gallagher, and presenter Sean Evens make their way to a hot sauce with a scoville level of 12,200. For comparison, Jalapeno Peppers come in at around 2,500 - 6,000 scoville, Chipotle comes in at about 6,000-8,000. The sauce in question here, which leads to the Pizza debate, is Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce. Although the Habanero Pepper can range from 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville heat units, however, this sauce contains a slightly more cooling combination, considering the ingredients.

“Pineapple Habanero, are we not crossing unnecessary genres here?” Gallagher exclaims. “I think we’s like the idiot that first placed the Pineapple on pizza.” Evans chimes in with “Well you heard it here on Hot Ones”. Gallagher continues, “It’s not right” shaking his head and pointing his finger at the camera. Apart from offering his very - straight to the point opinion - on Pineapple pizza, Noel also talks about his latest EP, This Is The Place. “This Is The Place took 4 years from start to finish, obviously not in the studio for 8 hours a day for 4 years. That would be insane, right?” Gallagher says.

“Usually the songs that live longest in the public consciousness are the ones that just fall out of the sky.” Whilst on the topic of songwriting, Noel reveals he almost wrote a song for Kanye West, but at the last minute decided to take it for himself. “I checked out his music and I really like his music...we [Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds] were writing this tune for an album and we were pretending we were gonna write it for Kanye and then it came out and it was like “fuck him” fuck him making me 700 million dollars next year, I’ll put it out and make 7 grand” Noel chuckles.

So, if Pineapple on Pizza is not good enough for one of the Gallagher brothers, it’s not good enough for anyone, definitely maybe...

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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