It’s kind of sad, but when it comes to my America trip, all I want to talk about is the food. I mean, I had 3 years to make up for; all my favorites were on the list. And my mom, well don’t even get me started. She was bringing home all the things I loved, one on top of the other (uhm enough for like 8 meals a day), and who am I to turn down my favorite foods?!
Pizza was on the list. I used to joke with my study abroad mates in Italy about how my family ate pizza like no other and so the endless option of eating pizza day after day was never going to grow old. I freaking love pizza, and America has the varieties that make it something I can never get enough of.
Because of that, we had pizza oh… 5 times during our USA jaunt, and 4 of those were just in the 10 days we spent in Peoria. I kid you not.
Here are a few of the styles I enjoy when back in the States:
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
Okay, you can get many different versions of the deep dish pizza, but when we were in Chicago I had to take Pat to Giordano’s to get their unbelievable pizza pie. Oh… my… gawd… how many pounds of cheese are in each slice?
I could have easily done with more crust and less cheese (I left half of it on my plate), but it was an experience no less. Ah, just as I remembered it.
I’m normally a thick-crust pizza person all the way, but there is one local thin-crust style pizza that rocks my world. It is just so different than all the others, with its slightly powdery yet crisp crust and it’s finely diced sausage meat. Honestly, my description just isn’t going to do it justice, and neither is the daily photo.
A good sauce goes a long way in making a pizza. I know Papa Johns is a rather large pizza chain, but their slightly sweet pizza sauce (and their crust and cheese) is the bomb. Seriously. I love me a nice savory pizza with just that little bit of sweet. Yum, yum.
I have a feeling that moving overseas has been a good thing for me. I am a sucker for all the unhealthy American foods, like pizza and hot dogs and red-meat burgers and steaks. When I’m Down Under, those occurrences are much less frequent, which is definitely good for my health!