Poll: Tomatoes as a Topping - Way or No Way?

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A case for tomatoes as a topping: Sweet Tomato and Basil Pie from The Corner Grille in Worcester, MA. [Photograph: Meredith Smith]

An Italian friend of mine scoffed at the notion of using tomatoes as a pizza topping (unless they are cherry tomatoes and added at the end, in the manner of basil and arugula). Maybe it's a Venetian bias, or the addition of tomatoes as a cooked topping is truly a foreign abomination, but either way it seems controversial. So where do you stand on tomatoes as a topping?

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