Singer Tori Amos once said, "I know I'm an acquired taste. I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things." We agree! About the anchovies, anyway, not about Amos -- she's fine.
Some people won't let anchovies within 3 feet of their pizza, and some people just love them. Anchovies have a very strong, very salty fish flavor. You might hate the taste of them on their own, but anchovy paste actually does add a lot of flavor to certain dishes, like Caesar salad. By the way, did you know that anchovies aren't really hairy? Those "hairs" are actually bones. Yikes.