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You have a refrigerated bin that holds your base pizza cheese and 4 toppings in Stainless Steel 6th pans. You're making a lot of pizzas, but only have the ability to bring these 4 toppings. The goal is to be as versatile and delicious as you can given the scenario. If you were to boil it all down, what 4 toppings would you put in there and why? This doesn't include any dough, sauces, spices or anything you use a shaker/drizzler to apply.
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Italian sausage, Pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper

Good individually or combined

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Italian sausage, Pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper

Good individually or combined



What kind of mushrooms? Green bell peppers?
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Nick,

I would say pepperoni, fresh sausage, white button mushrooms (or maybe cremini or portobello if you have to impress), and onion (sweet). Pepperoni is on the list because it is the most popular topping in the U.S., so statistically that makes sense. The addition of the sausage, which also usually shows up high in the list of favorite toppings, satisfies the carnivores when used with pepperoni. If you expect more vegetarians than carnivores, then you could substitute green peppers for the sausage. The four choices should give you 16 different toppings combinations. Using none of these toppings would give you an additional option, a cheese pizza. Extra cheese would increase the total number of pizzas also, as will pizzas with split toppings (e.g., half this and half that).

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Pepperoni, just cause it taste so good, must be Vermont smoked, of course. ^^^ Spicy italian style sausage, cause you gotta have some heat. >:D Scallions (green onions), both for the taste and green color . And.... last but not least,, Baby tomatoes, the small ones, of any variety, again for the taste but most for the color RED! :-[
 
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What kind of mushrooms? Green bell peppers?

Just regular white sliced, and green bells. Something that caters to the masses is what I'm thinking.
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Nick,

I would say pepperoni, fresh sausage, white button mushrooms (or maybe cremini or portobello if you have to impress), and onion (sweet). Pepperoni is on the list because it is the most popular topping in the U.S., so statistically that make sense. The addition of the sausage, which also usually shows up high in the list of favorite toppings, satisfies the carnivores when used with pepperoni. If you expect more vegetarians than carnivores, then you could substitute green peppers for the sausage. The four choices should give you 16 different toppings combinations. Using none of these toppings would give you an additional option, a cheese pizza. Extra cheese would increase the total number of pizzas also, as will pizzas with split toppings (e.g., half this and half that).

Peter

I love your responses, Peter! And this is probably my choice as well. I might make it red onion, and maybe shiitake mushrooms if i'm feelin' fancy.

Pepperoni, just cause it taste so good, must be Vermont smoked, of course. ^^^ Spicy italian style sausage, cause you gotta have some heat. >:D Scallions (green onions), both for the taste and green color . And.... last but not least,, Baby tomatoes, the small ones, of any variety, again for the taste but most for the color RED! :-[
 
Mark

Curious. Green onions is a good topping I often ignore. An interesting choice for such a limited number of toppings.
I like your thoughts on color. This should not be ignored.
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Italian sausage, Pepperoni, mushrooms, bell pepper

Good individually or combined

I agree.
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smoked hot Italian sausage, bacon, roasted red pepper, mushrooms.  I would probably rotate the selections from a larger pool, based on a suggestion grafiti whiteboard

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Hot Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, kalamata olives (quartered lengthwise). Because they're tasty and easy  :-[.
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Re: If you could choose only 4 pizza toppings, what would they be and why?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 10:11:53 PM »
Salami, jalapeno, mushroom, onion.

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Re: If you could choose only 4 pizza toppings, what would they be and why?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 12:22:31 AM »
Green olives are a particular favorite for me.  It really enhances the savory aspects of pepperoni and/or sausage.  Kalamata olives are a good substitute flavor-wise, and they might raise fewer eye brows because they're black.


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Re: If you could choose only 4 pizza toppings, what would they be and why?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 10:04:05 AM »
Vermont smoked pepperoni, cremini mushrooms, spicy Italian fennel sausage, fresh basil if it needs its own spot, else roasted sweet onions
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If you could choose only 4 pizza toppings, what would they be and why?
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 01:38:44 PM »
Tomato. Garlic. Basil. Buffalo Mozz. The defacto standard. Attempted by many. Perfected by few.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 09:13:08 PM by Gosseni »