Back in September, I blogged about a wicked case of regional food envy (RFE) after I discovered the delicious tradition of West Virginia pepperoni rolls. Completely foreign to my California upbringing, these rolls were just the hearty snack I never knew I always wanted. The last time I got to enjoy one of these treats was during the summer-- and just when I thought I might never taste a genuine P-roll again, an entire box of them arrived from a colleague in West Virginia! Hearing they were a "hot commodity" in California, he sent some along to us in Santa Monica. In an unsolicited comment, April, coworker and long-time contributor of The Great American Bakery Hunt, wrote this enthusiastic early morning email:
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:30 AM
"It’s so good, these pepperoni rolls for breakfast, I’m having another. I know, indulgent, but it’s a very rare occasion I can partake in such a morning treat! From West Virginia! Who else in California today can say they are having a breakfast from West Virginia?! Only us, only us!"
Notice that 7:30 am time stamp on April's email? She couldn't wait to get to work in the morning to feast on another P-roll. The Great American Bakery Hunt can't blame her. Thanks to the folks in West Virginia who made our California day!