You Won't Believe What People Put on Pizza Around the World (Slideshow)
Crocodile pizza and crocodile bread are quite popular in Australia… in fact, as an abundant local meat, crocodile is often consumed in various dishes. If you fancy, there are also kangaroo and emu pizza toppings on offer at select eateries around the country. No word on Crocodile Dundee’s involvement in this creation!
Flickr/ Frank Boosman
Cicadas may only surface once every 17 years, but when they do they’re (apparently) fair game for pizza lovers. One Missouri pizzeria decided to add the buzzing insects to a pizza, and it was so popular it sold out in in couple of days.
We love pizza. And we love chocolate. Why not put them together on one pizza? Chocolate pizzas are all the rage across England, from gourmet chocolate pizzas sold for special occasions to café chocolate pizzas. Technically, most of these restaurants aren’t really offering to throw chunks of chocolate on your traditional margherita pizza (though we’re sure some have tried), Many do offer a chocolaty-cream-cheese option that works as a dessert or a meal.
flickr/ Lee McCoy
The Pizza Royale 007 is officially the world’s most expensive pizza, and one of the most bizarre. Last year, the masterpiece was created by Domenico Crolla, a Scots-born Italian who runs the award-winning Bella Napoli, and sold on eBay for $4,200 to benefit the Fred Hollows Foundation. The 12-inch creation included toppings like caviar soaked in Dom Perignon champagne, Scottish smoked salmon, lobster marinated in cognac, venison medallions, the finest prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. Above everything else, it comes with a significant amount of edible 24-carat gold flakes as topping.
Domenica Crolla (2006 copy)
With its sausage, baked beans, fried eggs, bacon, potatoes, mushrooms, and tomato, the full English breakfast is hearty and filling… though not necessarily when you put it all on a pizza! Lump it all on a crusty-pizza base and top it all off with cheese, and you have a surprisingly popular British meal.
In 2012 a handful of successful D.C. chefs were challenged to come up with some unique, limited-edition pies: Nicholas Stefanelli, the executive chef of Bibiana, brought his A-game when he created a squid ink pizza complete with octopus, salami, oregano, and red chilies. While only available during the promotional period, the pizza was apparently quite good and didn’t taste at all like a cheesy ink blot.
Flickr/ Ola Waagen
There’s a pizzeria in Fort Myers, Fla., that thought it would be a great idea to round-up the local wildlife and eat them all… on a pizza! Named “The Everglades,” Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza apparently combines the swamp animal trifecta of python, alligator, and frogs on their unique pizza offering.
Evans Neighborhood Pizza
The British love their baked beans and add it to many local favorite dishes — you have the English breakfast with baked beans (more on that later) and bean-on-toast. But then you add it to pizza and melt some cheese on top… hmmm.
Flickr/ Fraser Elliot
The Grand Prix Cookie Crust Pizza comes topped with shrimp and potato and is served by Mr. Pizza in South Korea. The crust is actually made of cookie and the shrimp and potato topping is sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and raisins.