Broccoli slice from Sam's Pizza Place in Wildwood, NJ [Photograph: Adam Kuban]

Last week, Kenji raised a very important question in Thursday's Top This: Why don't we see more broccoli on pizza? Like many a cruciferous vegetable, broccoli causes controversy. Mom's haven't been loading it up with obscene amounts of cheese sauce for nothing. But with pizza having the cheese part covered, and with nearly every slice having at least one broccoli topped pie in the case, I never suspected that it would such a polarizing topping. Let's see a show of hands, who gets down with broccoli on their pie? And is it just an aversion to the vegetable itself, or does it have to do with how it's prepared?

About the author: Meredith Smith is the Slice editor. You can follow her on Twitter: @mertsmith.


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