I set out on a 13 city book tour to promote my cookbook, Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways about three months ago. Because almost all of my memories include food, I thought it would be a good idea to keep a log of what I ate on the road.
I'll be posting a new entry every couple of days, but suffice it to say, foods consumed ran the gamut from gourmet to absolutely awful.
Where: Columbus, Ohio
What: Pizza of My Youth
After spending some time thinking about the anniversary of this day, I got back on the road, headed for Columbus. I arrived just in time for a marvelous book reading at The Book Loft. So many friends from my baby days came out in support. I was truly honored.
After the book event I headed straight to Tommy's Pizza (*note: Pizza theme*). Tommy's is the pizza of my youth. It's got a cracker-like crisp crust with loads of mozzarella baked until golden brown. The pie is cut into small squares and it is IMPOSSIBLE not to eat a few pieces as one drives home with a to-go order. Like, it's never been done. By anyone. I ordered a small pepperoni and burned the roof of my mouth as I ravenously shoved piece after crunchy, delicious piece into my pie hole on the drive to my dear's friend's house (where I would stay and visit for a few days). I arrived at their house with half a pizza and an apology.