A woman has sparked debate after revealing what she uses to cut pizza – with some saying her use of the household item is ‘barbaric’, while others are confused why people don’t always do the same.
Whether it’s a takeaway pizza or one from the supermarket heated up in the oven, no doubt many of you tend to cut yours into slices with a simple kitchen knife or – if you can find it lurking at the back of the drawer – that plastic-handled pizza wheel you picked up in Ikea a few years ago for a quid.
But one woman revealed she opts for another kitchen staple to cut hers up... a method that proved surprisingly controversial on Twitter.
User Abi Dickson tweeted: “Cutting pizza with scissors >>>”
Cutting pizza with scissors >>>— abi dickson (@abidickson01) February 7, 2022
Many others piped up to say they did exactly the same, with one commenting: “Weirdo if u don’t.”
Another agreed: “I literally don’t believe anyone does this.”
A third wrote: “If you know, you know.”
But others weren’t convinced, saying it was ‘strange behaviour’.
One person said: “This is barbaric omg.”
Another added: “Feel like it makes more sense, but I couldn’t do it in a million years.”
Someone else commented: “You’re a menace to society if you do this.”
Even in the LADbible office, things were fairly divided – although the majority of us admitted it was scissors all the way.
“None of you really do that do you?” one asked, to which another replied: “Every time.”
And it turns out our habit may be one more rooted in sense than we'd realised, as it's apparently the only way for many pizza chefs.
Speaking to the Huffington Post last year, New York chef David DiBari explained how he uses scissors to cut 12-inch Neapolitan pizzas at his restaurant The Parlor, having previously gone viral when a video showed him doing so.
“People are used to doing certain things and that’s what they know,” he said.
“You take risks and you do what you believe in, and people generally catch on. And now they f***ing love it.”
He'd been inspired after watching Sylvester Stallone's 1986 movie Cobra, in which he uses office scissors to cut a section of pizza.
“That stayed with me for a long time,” DiBari said.
“I wanted to be him just for that. Forget the artistic vision and the functionality [of the scissors] - it was really Cobra.”
Cathy Whims, a James Beard-nominated chef and co-owner of Portland's Italian restaurant Nostrana, also always uses scissors to cut her Neapolitan pizza.
“When we opened, it was important to me that we’d be as much like a real Italian restaurant as we could,” she said.
“I didn’t want to cut the pizza, because in Italy, the pizzas aren’t cut.”
The restaurant used to serve pizzas with a special pizza knife from Italy if diners did want to cut their pizzas, but some customers ended up nicking the knives.
Eventually, a server trying to explain that pizzas aren't cut in Italy just grabbed a pair of office scissors and sliced it up that way. Now Nostrana's pizzas are always served with scissors.
Whims said: “I think it makes it really easy.
“For some pizzas, fresh mozzarella on the pizza is kind of slippery on the tomato sauce, and if you’re having to wrangle it too much with a knife and fork, the toppings can come off with the pizza dough. The scissors eliminate that, because they’re much gentler.”
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