I'm getting ready to go "home" for my 25th high school reunion. Home, for me, is Rhode Island. Although it's hard to believe, I haven't lived in Rhode Island in nearly 10 years. Although I've visited, there's only so much time in a weekend (which is as long as any visit typically is) to be able to do and see everything you miss about the place you called home for so many years.
This time, though, I'll be visiting without my hubby & kids and am fully planning on hitting some of those food hotspots that I miss so much.One of them is a bakery called D. Palmieri's, a place that makes *the best* pizza in the whole universe. Not the pepperoni & cheese kind of pizza, just strips of dough topped with an ulcer-inducing sauce that's just .. Mmmmm... worth it.
As a Rhode Islander, I've also got a special place in my heart for seafood, so I WILL be going out for something fresh and caught that morning, somewhere along the water. No definitive plans on that yet but I know it will have begun the morning with at least 6 legs.
Also potentially on my list would be NY System hot weiners. These are a certain kind of hot dog (not a ballpark type dog), steamed and then kept warm on a hot grill. They're thrown into a bun that's been steamed as well - and then topped with a meat sauce that's hard to duplicate, although we've tried a number of times. It's a Rhode Island thing, truly.
Seeing as I'll only be there for 2-1/2 days, there won't be a lot of extra time to grab a bit of everything I miss about RI, but if I do nothing else, I MUST get some Del's. Dels is sort of like frozen lemonade to all you NON Rhode Islanders, but much more nuanced and no matter how long it's been, it's always on my list. Unfortunately, that list is always too long for my short visits!
Dels, D. Palmieri's and weiners (weinahs) - 3 tastes of home.
What food reminds you of home?