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Pepperoni Rolls Are OK, But ...

April 28, 2013

Most states, able to claim a food as delicious, utilitarian and inexpensive as the pepperoni roll wouldn’t hesitate to proclaim it their official state food, I suppose....

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Apr-30-13 9:56 PM

That is why I make them all the time, they dont need refrigerated and are good on the run. But come on, wilted leaf salad, beans-write a cook book already. I have the best west virginia secret soup recipe-dont think anybody cares, and Im not a womans leaguer, see the soup man on the market, now thats some good stuff.

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Apr-30-13 7:57 AM

Dude, it IS your heritage, like it or not. Mikey is righty!

From Wiki:

"The pepperoni roll was invented by Giuseppe "Joseph" Argiro at the Country Club Bakery in Fairmont, West Virginia, in 1927.[3] The rolls originated as a lunch option for the coal miners of north-central West Virginia in the first half of the 20th century.

Pepperoni rolls do not need to be refrigerated for storage and could readily be packed for lunch by miners. Pepperoni and other Italian foods became popular in north-central West Virginia in the early 20th century, when the booming mines and railroads attracted many immigrants from Italy.

The pepperoni roll bears a resemblance to the pasty and sausage roll, which originated in the mining communities of Great Britain, as well as to the Italian calzone."

Embrace your heritage, BuckWild!

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Apr-29-13 11:06 PM

Mikie, Mikie, Mikie, nice piece of West Virginia history, but really, are you serious or are you "playing us"?

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Apr-29-13 6:46 PM

Great column -- for those who appreciate both food and West Virginia.

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Apr-29-13 5:14 PM

l m a o Bossman. He should be writing for the junior women league. I had to look at the comment section after I scanning this article-to see if someone added some great cultural recipe. Gotta go make some pepperoni rolls, the WV ones.

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Apr-29-13 5:43 AM

And they pay yo to write crap like this??

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