The Case for Cold Pizza

Maggie Hurst, Staff Writer

Certain individuals don’t have the respect for cold food that they should. If someone does not enjoy cold pizza, then what are they doing? Some people feel as though the temperature alters the physical state of the food, however, the food is still cooked—it just became cold. The best rebuttal to my argument of the undeniable fact that cold food isn’t even bad is whenever an individual claims that it tastes different. Hot and cold doesn’t alter the way food tastes, not one bit. If I buy gourmet food from a restaurant, and then I refrigerate it, it doesn’t magically taste like gas station hotdogs due to the temperature. If food tastes poorly, that’s due to the food, not because of the temperature. 

Furthermore, a cold hot dog still tastes like a hot dog, and it’s still cooked. Ultimately, eating food cold saves time and energy. Warming up food always takes an overwhelming amount of time, and it takes a significant amount of energy to stand up, carry the food to the microwave, and back. It can be a very exhausting ordeal. If I wanted this much of a workout, I could just go to the gym. This entire cumbersome process can be entirely avoided by eating the food cold. It will taste the same and maintain its original integrity, while also allowing the individual enjoying it to conserve energy, rather than wasting it on carrying the food to and from the microwave. If you were to move a microwave next to your bed, that way all you have to do is roll over, then heat up the food, it might be a different story. However, it is highly unlikely that an individual keeps a microwave next to their bed, within arms reach, and therefore, it is a much smarter idea to eat the food cold and to conserve energy.