There are certain things that simply should not be done when it comes to food.

As I write this, I'm reminded of the old Jim Croce song, "You Don't Mess Around With Jim."

In the song, he lists a few things in the chorus that you should never do.

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim

These kinds of life rules also apply to food.

On Wednesday, I spoke to a student bible camp in Howell called "Politics in Action". More than 50 kids ages 8-18 participated and some parents joined in for the afternoon.

The kids were great and had a ton of questions for me. The question that stood out in my mind was one about pizza.

One young lady asked me if I think it's OK to put pineapple on pizza. My answer was not well received.

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Of course, you DO NOT ever put fruit on pizza.

And that's just one of the "food crimes" committed in our state.

Here are a few other "food crimes" to avoid:

Never put MAYO on a cheesesteak.

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We're in Jersey, NOT Boston. So stop with the mayo. Cheesesteaks want ketchup or hot sauce, but the right balance of meat and cheese should prevent you from even wanting to add any condiment.

Never put ketchup on steak.

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Erik Mclean via Unsplash

Seriously, President Trump should know better.

Never put mustard on pizza.

I know that in Central Jersey this is supposedly a thing, but c'mon, mustard is for hot dogs.


The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Spadea. Any opinions expressed are Bill's own. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.

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