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. Let's see a show of hands, who gets down with broccoli on their pie?
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The question I have is a simple one: Why don't we see more broccoli on pizza? Sure, we've all seen broccoli on pizza—the green, moist, steamed stuff that they throw on standard New York slices and cover up with cheese so it tastes more like a cheesy broccoli casserole-on-bread than anything else. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking broccoli the way we see the brussels sprouts pie a la Motorino, or the kale-covered rooftop red at Paulie Gee's, crunchy, brown, and caramelized.