Anchovy Pizza

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO640
“Anchovies” Cedar Park, 2021

Anchovy pizza is not a thing you see very often on menus, which seems somewhat strange to me because it seems like such an iconic topping. Maybe it’s that way just for me or my generation, and I suspect it might have earned a permanent space in my mind because of old Looney Tunes cartoons. In writing this post, I found out that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles often ate anchovy pizzas, but that was a little after my time and I never watched them, so I suspect it was Bugs Bunny or even Scooby Doo that put anchovies into my brain.

At any rate, several years ago I first ate them on pizza, and I thought they weren’t very good. Basically salty and fishy. But I actually kept craving them, and after a few more tries, I grew to love anchovy pizza! Thankfully, canned anchovies are readily available in markets so I can have my anchovy fix whenever I want. I am still a little baffled on why I like them so much since I think they are still overly salty, but truth be told, whenever I see the can of anchovies in the pantry just waiting to be used, I get a warm feeling in my heart and a craving in my belly. 😊

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Fresh Pizza” Cedar Park, 2021

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  1. I had a similar initial experience with anchovies. But when I realized how they can be used to enhance flavors (e.g. the difference in ceasar dressing with and without anchovies), they won me over.

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